Mallory Park (March 8th)

Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Current page

65

Current page

66

Current page

67

Current page

68

Current page

69

Current page

70

Current page

71

Current page

72

Current page

73

Current page

74

Current page

75

Current page

76

Current page

77

Current page

78

Current page

79

Current page

80

Current page

81

Current page

82

Current page

83

Current page

84

Current page

85

Current page

86

Current page

87

Current page

88

Current page

89

Current page

90

Current page

91

Current page

92

Current page

93

Current page

94

Current page

95

Current page

96

Current page

97

Current page

98

Current page

99

THE B.A.R.C.’s Mallory Park Race Meeting on March 8th had the distinction of being the first British event of the year. The first race was for Formula Three cars and saw the new formula getting off to a good start with a comfortable win by John Taylor in one of the Ken Tyrell B.M.C.-engined Coopers, from John Fenning’s Lotus-B.M.C. and M. Davies’ Lotus-Ford.

The sports-car race, which should really have been called a sports/racing-car event, produced some spirited racing between Rex Willoughby’s 1,098-c.c. front-engined Lola-Climax and M. N. Nunn’s Lotus 23. Willoughby managed to hold the lead for the first six laps but appeared to have more difficulty in lapping the tail-enders in his older Lola and eventually Nunn slipped past to win by a short distance. The saloon-car race was disappointing in the non-appearance of Doc. Merfield’s V8-engined Ford Cortina but, nevertheless, Harry Ratcliffe’s oversized 1,370-c.c. S-type. Cooper kept the spectators entertained by some really fast lapping to win with more than 11 sec. clear of André Baldet’s Moto Baldet Lotus-Cortina and Swanton’s Lotus-Cortina.

A welcome sight was M.R.P. driver Richard Attwood, who drove Nobby Spero’s ex-Horace Gould 250F Maserati for a number of laps to demonstrate what real Grand Prix cars used to do. Attwood really enjoyed the drive and “demonstrated” with some laps in the 58-sec. bracket.

Ten laps appeared to be a little too short for the Formule Libre race, which counted as the first round of the Bob Gerard Formule Libre Trophy, but Bill Bradley’s Monaco-nosed 1,650-c.c. Cooper-Ford and Tony Hegbourne in Geoffrey Lambert’s 1,498-c.c. Cooper-Ford had a real dice in the opening laps to more than make up for the obvious lack of laps. Hegbourne, who will be driving a Formula Two car this year, soon had the whip hand and pulled out a good lead to win from Bradley, with Mike Hailwood’s ex-F.J. 1,650-c.c. Brabham-Ford third after a poor start. The last of the real races before the meeting degenerated into a handicap event was a saloon-car event won by John Fitzpatrick’s 998-c.c. Broadspeed Austin-Mini from a horde of S-type Coopers and ordinary Coopers.E. L. W. ,

Related articles

Related products