Woodvale. BDR&HRA "On Tour" Meeting. A low turnout of 38 competitors and a low turnout of spectators on the first day was reported. Qualifying on the Saturday started later than expected as setting up took longer than planned. In the Dragster ranks Clive Skilton led the way with a 9.4 from the Allard Chrysler Revolution. John Siggery was next with a 9.8. Graham Croucher in Malibu Express ran some low eleven second passes and Harold Bull, with oiled tyres, put in some ten second runs. The Competiton Altereds completed their qualifying with Dennis Priddle in The Whistler at 11.2, Ed Gurney in Hush Too at 11.7, Fred Whittle in Shutdown (No time reported), Robin Skinner's Midas Touch at 12.2, Derek Benbow's turtle T at 12.5, Ian Garbutt's High Fever at 12.7 and Phil Elson's Lil-Daf at 13.4. Bill Jaynes managed to get ten runs in, most of which were alongside the Otis Blue escort of Alan Ward, with a best of 13.8. In the bike classes Ian Messenger put in a couple of tyre-smoking ten second runs, Mick Warne's Little Red Riding Rod ran a couple of low twelves among his half a dozen attempts, and Neville Barham ran a middle eleven second pass on his 500cc JAP. Dennis Norman struggled to break eleven seconds while Dennis Allen broke his gearbox on his first outing. A much larger crowd turned up for racing on the Sunday. Pete Atkins, who had been absent the previous day, put in a 12.2 qualifier to secure his place in the Comp Altered eliminator. Clive Skilton put in a solo run in Walt Ithel's twin-engined Aggrevation resulting in a 10.03 with a dragging clutch. John Siggery ran an easy 10.7 in his Oldsmobile powered rail to defeat Malibu Express. The final looked to be a certainty for Skilton, but he bogged off the line and Siggery took full advantage, taking the win with a 9.789 to a 10.105. In Middle Dragster Harold Bull led the way, Bryan Smith's 350cc Baby Blue defeated Chris Leaney, and Brian parkins took his Keele Kart to a victory over Keith Elliot's Red Witch. In the second round Bull soloed to a 10.7 and Parkins defeated Smith. Parkins inevitably took runner up spot with a valiant 13.08 against an 11.013 from Bull's Stripduster. Top Comp saw Dennis Priddle run 11.1 to defeat Ian Garbutt at 13.3. Fred Whittle beat Pete Atkins with a holeshot, 12.8 to 12.5. Derek Benbow ran 13.06 which was no match for an 11.7 from Ed Gurney. Robin Skinner had a broken cluch cable on Midas Touch, letting Phil Elson through to the next round. Priddle continued on into the final by beating Whittle with an 11.4 and Gurney defeated Elson. In the final it was Gurney who took the win. His slower 11.67 taking the honours as Priddle bogged off the line and chased hard to no avail with an 11.56. Junior Comp had two entries. Dick Fielding's Imagination and newcomer Jim Macklin. A best of three was run but this was reported to have been a draw (?). The two drivers offered to run two more rounds but unfortunately both broke. Bill Jaynes led qualifying in Top Street with his 13.8. Michael Derry was second with Kay-Otik at 14.4, followed by Alan Ward and Bill Weichelt both at 15.3. Jess Ruyg's Mortician was next with a 17.8 and finally Stuart Lee with a 17.6 from his Chevy Nova. In the first round Derry beat Ruyg, Weichely beat Ward and Jaynes beat Lee. Weichelt's Charger continued on to defeat Derry, both cars running 15.3. Jaynes meanwhile took the bye and put in a 13.9 for his place in the final. His luck continued with a 13.9 defeat of Weichelt's 15.07. Top Bike was back up to four entries after Dennis Allen rebuilt his gearbox with borrowed parts and put in a 10.8. In the first round Neville Barham with his Polyphemus JAP took an 11.4 victory over an 11.3 from Dennis Norman. Ian Messengers 998cc Vincent ran 10.8 to defeat a 10.9 from Dennis Allen's 750 Triumph. Messenger went on to take the final with a 10.9 over a Barham's 11.5. Middle Bike qualifying stood at Mick Warne 12.1, Ray Baskerville 13.0, Roger Barnes 13.3, while the Whitelake Honda of Michael Ford suffered numerous problems and didn't manage to get a run in. Barnes had a bye in the first round while Warne's 650 Triumph defeated Baskerville's 650 BSA. In the final it was Warnes who took the honours with a 13.03 to a 13.68 from Barnes.