Rare Aylesbury-built cars on show at rally

Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally held at Weston Turville
Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally held at Weston Turville

A vintage car rally has moved to a new location for this year due to its popularity. The Chiltern Hills Rally has been held Aylesbury Rugby Club ground, Weston Turville, for 19 years, but the site is no longer big enough and will now be held at Weedon Park.

The new site, near to the location of Bucks County Show, offers more parking and better traffic facilites, writes Heather Jan Brunt.

And the star attraction at this year’s 20th rally on Sunday, May 18, will be two vintage Cubitt cars, built in Aylesburyduring the 1920s.

Adrian Fell, one of the organisers, said: “Cubitt cars were made in Aylesbury by the Thomas Cubitt Engineering Company.

“We believe there are only seven left in the world, and two of them are in Aylesbury.”

One of them is with the county museum and the 
other belongs to a private 
individual, who wants to remain anonymous.

Mr Fell said: “We are very excited about bringing them together for public display.”

More than 600 entries have been received from vintage car enthusiasts, who will take their vehicles along to the rally for the public to admire.

Alongside cars like Morris Minors and Triumph Spitfires there will be vintage motorcycles, scooters, commercial vehicles, buses and a 1939 Albion lorry.

In addition to the classic cars will be plenty of other attractions at the show which starts at 10am and lasts until 5pm.

A fun dog show for pet dogs can be entered on the day and will include classes for the cutest puppy, best biscuit catcher and best in show.

Mr Fell said: “This will be a fun day for all the family.”

There will be more than 50 trade stands, children’s rides and slides and a large auto jumble section.

Refreshments will include a beer tent, specialist teas and coffees, a pig roast, burgers and ice cream.

Vintage vehicle entries are still being taken and anyone who wants to enter can do so via the website, www.chilternhillsrally.org.uk where a form can be downloaded.

Public entry on the day is £6, with accompanied children allowed in for free.

The rally is organised by a committee of members from the Game Club, an Aylesbury area dining club and now a registered charity.

The club organises several fund raising events each year, with the car rally being the main event.

Money raised from the rally goes towards local good causes.

Several classic cars will be displayed in the centre of town in Aylesbury on Saturday, May 19 – the day before the rally – to publicise the event.