THE CHILTERN “120.” after
The one hundred and twenty miles of country which had to be traversed competitors in the Triumph Motor trial lay between the Red Lion Henle-y-on-Thames, and the Park Hotel, Aston Clinton. The difficult hill in the route was Crowell, Maidens Grove and Shillingbridge gave trouble to no one. Rain made extremely slippery, however, and
it had to be cut out after several people had slithered about and stopped in uncomfortable positions. The real crux of the trial lay in the morning intermediate test. This was held on a downhill stretch of road, and the cars had to accelerate for about 60 yards, cross a line and stop, then reverse back over the line, and finally accelerate forward once more and pull up between two lines about
60 yards farther down the hill. The assistance of the gradient caused many people to underestimate their speed. Outstanding performances were made by K. G. Marsh, G. D. Hall, and Mrs. Montague Johnstone.
In the evening a dinner was held at the Howard Park Hotel, presided over by Colonel C. V. Holbrook.