THE 1939 R.A.C. RALLY
The R.A.C. Rally has undergone another change for 3939. Although it is not yet as we would wish it, with trials hills, speed events, special tests and so on split up by long road sections, it is much more sensible than the 1938 event. On April 25th cars will leave five different starting places and run throughout the afternoon, evening and night to converge on Scarborough early on the Wednesday morning—it is excellent that the night run is again included. The average for this section will be 26 m.p.h. From Scarborough a 200-mile route over the Yorkshire and Derbyshire moors to Buxton will bring competitors to the night
stop at Buxton. For this section the average is 24 m.p.h. Checks will be used half-way and at Buxton. In the morning, a short optional colonial section will be included for which five extra marks will be given—we wonder how many of the entrants for the Coachwork Competition will try this section I Thursday’s run to Brighton, where the Rally concludes, will include two stiff hills. Thereafter cars must average 26 m.p.h. into Brighton. There will be a test on arrival and, after being parked in the open for Thursday night, a quickstarting test and two more eliminating tests will be undertaken on the Friday
morning of April 28th. All of which seems to constitute one of the most useful and sensible R.A.C. Rallies yet. Brighton deserves the Rally, after its continued hospitality to speed-trial and veteran folk. On April 29th the Coachwork Competition will be held. Regulations are now available from the R.A.C., Whitehall, S.W.1.