M.M.E.C. SILVERSTONE MEETING (June 27th)
The Midlands M.E.C. Silverstone Meeting had racing cars as well as the customary sports ears to enliven proceedings. Alas, the organisation proved somewhat overtaxed and, starting at noon, some of uswere still awaiting the results at 8 p.m. Due to a lap-scoring blunder the result of the last 10-lap handicap was never declared, although it was our view that the race is not always to the Swift and, although a gentleman of this name was officially thought to have won in his Typo C Jaguar, we thought a O’M. Taylor had finished first in his fast X1(120. He thought so, tool
Moor’a Wasp won the first heat of the 500 race, Bueb’s Arnott the second, but Headland made no errors in the final, which he won at 71.78 m.p.h. in the Martin-fleadland, from the Arnott and Jones’ Kieft.
The 1,100-c.e. sports-car scratch race was exciting, Morris’ CooperRiley winning at 70.25 m.p.h. with Major Malloek displaying his expected cornering prowess in his stumpy Ford-Austin to finish second, after a ding-dong battle in which the third man home, Bendall in a Ford Special, had joined. Gammon’s astonishing .M.G., all but setting a rear tyre alight out of the corners, took the .scratch race of six laps at 68.86