At Bouley Bay Allard made f.t.d. in 55.6 sec. Fry was 0.2 sec. slower in the Freikaiserwagen. Poore and Stirling Moss tied for third place in 66.2 sec., with 3.8 and 1-litres, respectively, Mays being fourth, in 56.8 sec. Butterworth’s A.J.B. clocked 59.2 sec. The Hill-Climb Championship position is, therefore: 1st: Fry, 28 points; 2nd: Poore, 26 points; 3rd: Moss, 21 points; 4th: Allard, 19 points in two climbs; 6th: Butterworth and Mays, 15 points 6th: Walker, 7 points; 7th: Hutchison, 5 points.
The Alpine Trial results are not finalised as we close for press, but Allard, M.G., and Healey are believed to have won their classes.
Owing to pressure on space the article on Alfa-Romeo cars and “Sideslips,” and some letters, have had to be held over.
The August Races
Entries came in strongly for the B.A.R.C. Members’ Meeving, to be held on August 13th. The B.R.D.C. reports 100 entries for its Production Car Race, pared down to 30 and comprising Allard, Bristol, Frazer-Nash, Healey, H.R.G., Jaguar, Jowett, Lea-Francis, Lagonda, M.G., Morgan and Riley. “Bira” (Jaguar) and Chiron (Healey) are noteworthy. A fine field will be seen in the International Trophy Race on the same day, while the first list for the 500-c.c race numbered 22, including Moss, Brandon, Christie, Dryden, May, Parker, etc. All the prominent Formula II cars will run at Blandford on August 27th.
Bentley D.C. at Silverstone –
Race 1. — No entries.
Race 2: Pre-1926 open 3-litre Bentlys. — 1st, C. D. Yapp, 53.55 m.p.h.
Race 3: Post-1926 open 3-litre Bentleys. — 1st, G. B. F. Errington (ex-Bowler four-seater), 55.92 m.p.h.
Race 4: 10,ft. 10 in., open 4 1/2-litre Bentleys. – 1st, R, W. Hogg, 63.70 m.p.h.
Race 5: Other 4 1/2-litre Bentleys. — 1st, H. Kemp-Place, 64.27 m.p.h.
Race 6: 3-litre Sunbeams v. 3-litre Bentleys. — 1st, A. S. Heal (Sunbeam), 57.29 mph.
Race 7: “30/98” Vauxhalls v. 4 1/2-litre Bentleys. — 1st, A. May (Vauxhall), 68.38 m.p.h.
Race 8: “4 1/2 blown,” 6 1/2 and 8-litre Bentleys v. “38/250” Mercedes-Benz. — 1st, L. Johnson (8-litre Bentley), 68.99 m.p.h.
Race 9: Modern Bentleys and others. — 1st, W. H. Stout (Ford/ Bugatti), 62.22 m.p.h.
Race 10: Bentley Handicap. — 1st, Pitts (“blower 4 1/2”).
Race 11: All-Comers 5-lap Scratch Race. — 1st, L. Johnson (8-litre Bentley), 70.10 m.p.h.
Sprint Event. — F.T.D., L. Johnson (8-litre Bentley), 114 m.p.h. over f.s. 1/4-mile, and s.s. 1/2-mile in 24.79 sec.
Note, — All races over three laps except race 11.
In an addition at the end of Part I of F. W. Stiles’ very-popular article on “Vintage and Near-Vintage Alfa-Romeos,” we stated that the special “22/90” car which he imported and which Major Coe drove with success at Kophill in 1925, was owned from 1934 to 1939 by Mr. Matt and later by the Whincops. It now seems that these were two distinct cars, which, with the ex-Lanfranchi car owned for a while by Peter Clark, make three outwardly-similar AlfaRomeos of this type.
In our Editorial on the Jaguar’s 132-m.p.h. records last month we inadvertently referred to the incorrect make of plug — Lodge were not used, Champion were.
Readers who require methanol or other racing fuels will be interested to know that the High-Flash Petroleum Co., Ltd., 40, Parsou’s Mead, West Croydon, Surrey (Tel.: Croydon 7634), can supply fuels suited to racing motor-cycles and cars.
A Routes Group
The Rootes Group report that for the month of May they produced the greatest number of vehicles in their history. A total of 7,370 units was produced, and their exports of both cars and trucks achieved greater numbers than ever before. The home market will gain a little, due to the increased flow of production, but not appreciably, owing to the high demands for export.
A New Discovery in Lighting
Notek, Ltd., have introduced a new “Passmaster” lamp, which is claimed to incorporate a “new discovery in lighting” and which has been designed to throw light forward and to the near side only, thus permitting an intense, evenly-distributed light beam with no fear of dazzling oncoming traffic. Indeed, the nearer one approaches to the “Passmaster” the more the beam appears to fade away. The enthusiast motorist is particularly interested in efficient lighting, and this latest Notek product will merit careful investigation. It is priced at £5 5s. in black and chrome, or at £5 15s. in all chrome finish, including cable, switch and mounting bracket, and the makers, whose address is 28, London Road, Bromley, Kent (Te.: Ray 0021/2), have some cars, including a Rover, fitted with these lights, for night demonstration.