The 750 Motor Club was formed in 1939 on an idea of Bill Boddy's to promote low cost motor sport for impecunious Austin Seven owners. Read more below the table...

Susan Perkins


Reproduced from PWA7C National Austin 7 Rally 2021 Programme:-

'As we went to press, we were saddened to hear about the death of our friend Susan. Susan was a popular and delightful presence at each year's Beaulieu rally, cheerily helping her husband Richard with looking after the array of trophies. Despite the challenges of getting the right trophy into the hands of the right winner, Susan kept the awards ceremony under calm control and with grace and lots of good humour.

Susan and Richard were keen supporters of Austin 7 events, not only with their local 750MC Brooklands Centre but also on other UK and overseas events. I first met Susan and Richard on the Brooklands Centre rally to Liechtenstein in 1984. They also enjoyed the Eurotours and visits to the Tacot Club in France.

Something that no-one else would know is that,after every Beaulieu rally, Susan would send me a hand-written card, thanking me for providing her with an enjoyable day and a chance to chat to her many friends.

Our thoughts are with Richard, whom we hope to see again next year.'

- Ian Nelson

A personal note from me.

Having had time on my recent trip to reflect on this sad loss I feel it is important to say what a loyal and enthusiastic member of our local club Sue was. Sue and Richard have been one of the most often attendees and we have all enjoyed their sense of fun and their enthusiasm for the Austin.

Personally, I will miss her friendship and support.

Happy memories

- Judy


last updated 30.07.2021

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One of the reasons for creating the club was the demise of class H racing for 750cc cars – the lowest division was to include cars up to 1100cc. Hence Bill Boddy felt the need for a '750' club. Bill was still the club's president until his recent death on 8th July 2011 and the club now runs about 12 different racing formulae (including Austin Sevens), sporting car trials and, most importantly in this context, it is the oldest Austin Seven club. A7 activities include races, trials, autotests, rallies, runs and overseas adventures.

The club is geographically split into centres around the country, some specialising in one or more of the club's activities and our Brooklands Centre is one of the more active 'Austin Seven' centres. We annually run a full calendar of very varied events for A7s and invite other clubs to join in.

The Austin Seven Trial at Cobham every April sees many VSCC (Vintage Sports Car Club) A7 competitors taking part. The Centre set a standard of exciting events for Austin 7s by organising a series of major continental runs starting with a run to Monte Carlo with 42 Sevens in 1974. Then came San Marino in 76, Andorra in 78 and back to Monte Carlo in 1980. The last of this style of event was to Leichtenstein in 1984. Since then others have taken up the baton and organised splendid events – for example Ken Cooke’s Eurotours – enthusiastically taken up by Austineers from many clubs. For the last dozen years or so the Centre has put on continental motoring "holidays" organised by Robin Gray and has included trips to France (Brittany), northern Spain, Norway and Germany.