A. B. C. Hands (now there’s a name to conjure with) was a competitor in the very first RAC Rally which took place from 1st – 5th March 1932, the destination for all competitors being the Devon resort of Torquay. Hand’s car was a spring 1931 Wolverhampton registered Eustace Watkins Wolseley Hornet Special (JW 686) wearing competition no. 241, its likely starting point being Leamington Spa. From Leamington Hands would have been required to cover a 1000 mile route while keeping strictly to a timed schedule and reporting into ‘controls’ at set times. How he fared is not known.