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Held in Coventry on the 5th May 1897
Twenty-two autocars and vans, the motor quadruplet, five motor tandems and one motor bicycle took part. These included; De Dion steam waggonette, Daimler vehicles, a couple from J. and C. Stirling, an Arnold sociable and an Anglo-French waggonette, a Pennington three-wheeler, a couple of parcel vans from the Great Horseless Carriage Co, several Bollees, a couple of New Beeston motor tricycles and a long motor bicycle from the same company,
At the banquet in the Grand Hotel, Charles Showell was in the Chair and also present were H. J. Lawson, C. W. Ilife, Maj-Gen England, T. Shaw-Kennedy, C. S. Rolls, J. Ellis, E. J. Pennington, Councillors Lane, Holloway and Johnson, H. Sturmey, Poppleton, Woodward, H. Archer, T. Bayliss, H. Moore, H. Hartill, W. Phillips, H. Fenney, J. Oldfield, T. B. Barker, F. Gowing, A. Gough, H. Jelly, J. Fenney, T. James, W. Rouse, H. Vale, Harrison, H. Smallwood, C. T. Crowden, S. Critchley, Craig, Osborn, A. Shrapnell, H. Cohen, B. Rose, J. Hooper, Flint, F. Bird, W. B. Teale, R. W. Teale, E. Teale, C. Turrell, T. Webb, T. Smith, J. Pitts, F. W. Lloyd, E. Phillips, H. Reynolds, W. Byrne, F. Byrne, W. Midwinter, S. May, F. Goodyer.