THE RECORD FALLS AT WETHERBY

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THE RECORD FALLS AT WETHERBY FANE COVERS THE COURSE IN 27.42 SECS. WITH HIS FRAZER-NASH.

There are not very many ” Shelsley ” Frazer-Nash cars on the road, because this twin blower job is a specialised and expensive production, but those that are in use must be about the most potent 11-litre sports-cars in existence. Pane showed the performance of the racing single-seater edition very effectively at Wetherby last month, when he smashed the course record on all his runs, finally clocking 27.42 Sees. With his FrazerNash-B.M.W. Pane also brake the record for sports-cars up to 3-litres, with a run occupying 31.77 secs. and R. Robinson’s M.G. managed to establish a new record for 1,300 c.c. sports-ears, in 35.94 secs. The only other record to fail was that for

sports-cars up to 5-litres, broken by S. H. Allard with his V8 Allard, with the excellent time of 31.02 secs., after he had gyrated at a bend on an earlier run. In this class Martin Soames was second with a V8 Allard and Bagratouni’s blown 2.6 Alfa-Romeo third—will the tables have turned. at Prescott ? Tyrer’s M.G. Midget found that a blower enabled it to beat an H.R.G. and a Riley in the *litre sports-car class, and the 3-litre sports class was a 2-litre B.M.W. monopoly. Burnand’s Riley engined J.W.B. won the lf-litre racing class in 31.95 secs. Hampshire’s Maserati Six was second to Pane in the 8-litre

(or 1+-litre s,/c) racing &ass, some 11 secs. slower, and Allan Arnold’s Riley was third. In the big racing class Baron got his beautiful” 2.3″ Bugatti really wound up, to clock 28.62 secs., winning by .1 at a sec. from the B.H.W., which Parnell wants to sell. Lemon Burton’s 3.8-litre Bugatti was third, in 29.11 sees. Wetherby was the pioneer Sunday event and a good crowd attended. A big entry was dealt with on the principle of a slow first run putting paid to later runs. The course is half a mile in length, with two bends, 350 yds. of 1 in 12, 300 yds. of 1 in 30, a concrete starting area and a level run to the finish. The next fixture is September 10th.