Last year the Midland Automobile Club invited the VSCC to one of their hill-climbs at Shelsley Walsh, and this year extended the invitation to a co-promotion, so that on Saturday July 10th the historic paddock was filled with pre-war machinery, much of it having competed at Shelsley Walsh when it was new. The ex-Fane single-seater Frazer Nash that broke the record in 1937 was brought back from Australia by Goddard, where he has been rebuilding it, and Davenport returned to the Hill with his “Modern” 2 litre GN-Spider.
Venables-Llewelyn drove Moffat’s A type ERA with which Charlie Martin had competed pre-war and the whole day was one in the true vintage tradition. Fastest time by a pre-war car was made by Kergon in the ERA-Hanuman, breaking the classic pre-war 40 second barrier with a time of 39.58 seconds.—R. H.