That charming French driver, Raymond Sommer, has teamed up with Count Jose de Villapadierna, of Spain. The two will drive 3-litre Maseratis in Continental events.
Coming Events and Entries.
The Circuit du Sud-Ouest is a rally which is down to take place on April 21st-22nd. The total distance is 722 kilometres, starting and finishing at Bordeaux. There will be an acceleration test, a braking test, and a driving test in order to sort out the competitors into a final order.
The classic Château-Thierry hill climb will be held on April 7th. The gradient is an average of 1 in 15, and the queer custom of the cars having to stop on thc finishing line will be observed. Entries so far include one British car, a Singer entered by Mine. Dax. Others arc Sommer (Alfa-Romeo), Jahan (Salmson), Lagrolliere (Salmson), Res (Sa.lrnson), Girod (Salmson), Cazaux (Bugatti), Cat taneo (Bugatti), Mestiver (Am ilcar), Schell (Delahaye), and Colin (SaurerDiesel).
The chief award in the Bouzerea hillclimb, which is to take place on March 31st, is the Guy Moll Challenge Trophy, value 5,000 francs, which will become the property of the first driver to win it for three consecutive years. Fastest time of the day, irrespective of class, will win the Trophy. The hill lies on the outskirts of Algiers, and is 3 km. 200 in length.
Town to town racing will receive another recruit in April, when the Bucarest-RomeBucarest race takes place. The A.C. d’Italia is combining with the Roumanian Club in the organisation of the event.
The annual Saint-Eutrope hill climb is due to be held on March 31st, organised by the A.C. Orangeois. The length is 1 kilometre, standing start, and the event is open to all corners. The Grand Prix de Picardie should provide the first victory for a British driver since Featherstonhaugh walked away with the G.P. d’Albigeois last year. Lord Howe and the Hon. Brian Lewis will probably be on the line with their new 3.3-litre Bugattis, and judging by the entries received so far, should have easily the fastest cars in the race. Other entries, at the time of writing, are Lehoux (Sefac), Sommer (Maserati), Falchetto (Maserati),