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1.o.T. Luncheon: Prof. C. D. Buchanan. professor of transport, University of London (Imperial College) and president, Town Planning Institute, will be the speaker at the informal luncheon of the Institute of Transport at the Connaught Rooms. London, on April 21. Veteran Run: On Sunday, May 3, 97 prewar commercial vehicles are due to take part in the third veteran run to Brighton organized by the The start is at 9.15 a.m, from the Museum of British Transport, Clapham, the route being by way of Tooting, Reigate, Crawley By-pass and the main A23 road to Brighton. Oldest entry is a 1907 American White light steam truck, I.o.T. Week-end Course: The Yorkshire section of the Institute of Transport has arranged, in conjunction with the West Riding County Council education committee, a week-end course on "Transport— the next 25 years" at Grantley ,11a11 Adult College, near Ripon, from April 24 to 26. Speakers include Mr. A. K. Dytch, assistant general manager, British Railways (N.E. region); Mr. F. A. J. Woodworth, general manager. Hebble Motor Services Ltd., and Mr. G. P. Crow, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. Inquiries to Mr. A. Stone, Transport Offices, 1 Swinegate, Leeds 1. Locomotors Move in Andover : The Andover branch of Locomotors Ltd. has moved to larger premises at Barlows Lane. Modern equipment for commercial vehicle bodybuilding is installed there and the main shop has a number of areas equipped to deal with a range of specialized jobs. A new wood mill and metal working shop add to the facilities of the main bodybuilding shop. Bedford Cavalcade: The 40-vehicle " Bedford Cavalcade" begins a six-week tour of England and Wales on April 28. Vans, platform lorries, tippers, tractive units, ambulances and other special-bodied commercial vehicles appear in the cavalcade which will be at Chisledon War Office Depot near Swindon until May I. Five other principal stopping places are Shaldon, near Teignmouth (May 5-8); Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (May 12-15); Park Hall Hotel, Sedgeley, near Wolverhampton (May 26-29); Oulton Park, Cheshire (June 9-12); Doncaster Race Course (June 16-19).
Berliet Bus Production : Last year a total of 781 passenger vehicles was produced by the French manufacturers, Automobiles M. eBxveroliretti. This consisted of 429 coaches, 203 motorand trolleybuses and 149 buses for M6 Extension: The proposed route for a further 44 miles of the Birmingham-Carlisle motorway (M6) between Lancaster and a point just north of Penrith has been published as draft schemes by the Minister of Transport. The motorway will provide an alternative to the sometimes hazardous route on A6 over Shap Fell, and will take through traffic away from the congested centre of Penrith.
Concours D'Elegance: The seventh English Riviera Concours d'Elegance will be held at Paig,nton, Devon, on May 23 and 24. There will be four classes for commercial vehicles, coaches and private cars, with points awarded for exterior condition, cleanliness of engine and interior condition. Entry forms can be obtained from Mr. G. Speare, Organizing Secretary, c/o Old Town, Paignton.