THE TALE OF THE T.T.
Messrs. J. A. Prestwich & Co., Ltd., of Northumberland Park, London, N.I7, of J.A.P. Engine fame, have recently issued a very interesting little booklet entitled “The Tale of the ” T.T.,” which deals with the full history of the Tourist Trophy Races. The J.A.P. engines have figured very prominently in the series of races since the time when C. R. Collier won in 1907 at an average speed of 38.22 miles per hour on a J.A.P. engined Matchless. It will be remembered too that Howard Davies H.R.D., which averaged over 65 miles per hour this year, was also fitted with a J.A.P. engine.
The first part of the booklet includes interesting information concerning the course, of which the main features are described in detail, together with a complete review giving details of developments in design of the competing machines from the first race in 1907.
A full list of the winners with particulars of their machines, average speeds and fastest lap speeds is given at the end. Copies can be obtained on application to Messrs. J. A. Prestwich & Co., Ltd., at the above address on mentioning “Motor Sport.”
The J. W. Shaw Shield, which is the equivalent of the Nesbitt Award, has been presented to Captain T. Oliver, in recognition of his fine act in avoiding a woman and child on the course of the Ulster Grand Prix.
At the B.M.C.R.C. championship meeting at Brooklands on October 10th, B. and B. carburettors were fitted on the machines that won six firsts, set up five world’s records and won the Buckley Cup.