Records at the Track.
The “records week” idea at Brooklands Track did not attract so large a number of potential record-breakers as was expected, but what was lacking in quantity was made up + for by quality. We have already described G. E. T. Byston’s records on the Riley “6,” and R. G. J. :Nash’s Test-Hill record on the Frazer Nash “Terror.” Since then, however, some fresh attempts have been made, all of them worthy of note. To begin with, Nash followed up his Test Hill record with an attack on the British Class record for the standing kilometre, which stood to the credit of Sir Henry Segrave
on one of the 4 cylinder Talbot Darracqs at a speed of 74.44 m.p.h. The record was taken at 75.89 m.p.h., but the figure reveals that the acceleration of the “Terror “is not so terrific as is sometimes thought. The International Class Record for this distance is 83.09 m.p.h., a substantial increase, and was made by Morel on a bored-out Atnilcar Six of only 1,270 c.c. ! The next onslaught was made by F. W. Dixon, who for some weeks previously had been seen lapping the Track at considerable speeds, ostensibly in order to get the car ready for next season. When the time (or tune) was right, however, the car was set the task of taking all records in the International Class C up to 200 kilometres. The attempt was an overwhelming success, for the following records fell to the squat little Riley : 50 kilometres 50 miles 100 kilometres 100 miles 200 kilometres 1 hour
109.18 m.p.h. 110.37 m.p.h. 110.78 m.p.h. 111.09 m.p.h. 110.67 m.p.h. 110.93 m.p.h. All these records were previously held by the ” works” Riley driven by G. E. T. Eyston.