I wonder if enthusiasts in Great Britain who follow racing of the cheaper road cars, in substantially production form, have drawn any conclusions as to the relative merits of the Austin Healey 100 and Triumph TR2 sports cars in competition. Here in Australia, the TR2 seems to easily out-perform the Austin Healey, and in fact I have seen the Triumph win scratch races against Healeys and XX120 Jaguars, on a circuit where roadholding is of prise importance. At the Australian Grand Prix meeting, last year, the two TR2s entered scooped the pool of scratch races for open sports cars, and in doing so put up a performance which the Austin Healeys could not equal. Again, during the New Zealand Grand Prix, at Ardmore in January. the fastest sports car through the difficult hairpin was a TR2, driven by the New Zealand driver Jensen. The lap times of this car approached those of the pukka racing cars. I find this record food for thought, and I know the car my choice would fall upon if I were shopping for a reasonably-priced, open two-seater.
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