Club News c-ro(9-)
Tim Carson has acquired the ex-Micha(‘l May I Intel tki SS saloon. T. A. I). Crook recently did some Itighly creditable highspeedt runs at Montlb,Cry, covering 120.47 miles in the hour front It flying start. 119.99 InileS front a standing start. driving his ” Le Mans Replica FrazerNash,. De also drove MailliChl’s .• Mille Miglia ” Frazer-Nash for ten kilometres at over 120 m.p.1!., lapping at 121.8 m.p.h.. further evidence. if to nit be neelletl. eapabilitiCS of the no alert Frazer-Nash. In an annotmeetnent, about next year’s Monte Carlo Rally issuedl by the It.S.A.C., this great winter Ovelli is plainly referred to as a race We are asked to point out that at \Infield two saloon-car races were run coneurrently and that., although Vise’s Jupiter won the first, Downing’s Ifealey was placed first in the second, ahead of Haveloek-Slaek
(IleakW), with Groom (HealeY) third. A 1921 Wilton ligla. car has been seen for sale in Itristpl and a model-T Ford traveller’s van, in a good state of preservation, is in use in Middlesex, A.C. CM’S, Ltd., are compiling a history of the company, and require photographs and certain items of information relating to pre-1927 A.C. ears—address to IL G. Ifenderson, A.C. Cars, Ltd., High. Street, Thames Ditton, Middlesex. N. C. Webb is painstakingly rebuilding an E-type
30/98 ” Vauxhall tourer, to which he intends to fit a DS Delage front axle. Midget car racing lets returned to England and is contested between SkirrowSpecials, one of which is to letve a Ford V8 engine. SiMpson’s had an excellent exhibition of racing cars and racing car models at. their Piccadilly premises during Show week. It was Opened by Earl Rowe.
In Jersey the Reg. No. .11 is borne by a the Dion Houton of about 1923 vintage. John Wrigley has saved a 1920 Wolseley Ten chassis which lets led a secluded existence at a school for the past 20 years, Ile hopes to rebody it and use it in the New Year. A. J. Sherman writes in praise of his vintage 10.4-h.p. Bianchi and inquires if anyone ‘aIi supply 140 by 740 or 120 by 720 tyres for it. It. Mole
is using a 1928 ” 509 ” Fiat saloon lad needs U new tinting chain and colliding for its Marelli ntagneto.
BUGATTI OWNERS’ CLUB
At their recent annual dinner and dance. held at lite Doreltester lintel, the Ihigatti Owners’ Club were privileged to entertain, amongst their other distillguislted guests, ;in official representative of the Automobile Bugatti, who had travelled front Paris specially for the occasion. This was M. Item. Bolton., who lets recent ly married Mine. Ettore It ugatt and who, in conjunction with his wife. represents a considerable part of the shareholders in the Bugatti concern. During the coorse of the event Ong, lie requested the eltairmatt, Roy Taylor, to mak.e tilt official announcement on lichen If of the finn, which he thought would be of great interest to members of the club assembled there. This was to the effeet that the linandal background of the concern is in muse of re-organisation, in neatcr that would lie completed in a matter of weeks. and Una M. Pierre Marco would tIteti become general
manager, witlt Iteaddhuarters Molswhere the works had been considerably improved since pre-war.
It is ilaVIICIN/ that the firm shall increasingly content themselves in the immediate future with the manufacture of high-grade cars, concentrating at first. with the Type 101, which was on view at the Paris Salon, it car based on the prewar Type 57, and whielt, althOnglt iii Bugatti tradition retaining a beamtype front axle, has in fact a completely redesigned front suspension, and a new type of shock-absorber. Commencing next year it is intended to start production of an entirely new Q
litre Itigh-performanec sports car, to be known as the ” Type Ettore,which will Is. a va i la Idle only in two-seater form,. Th.development of the Type 101 will also continue. When the production of cars has again been established at the works. M. Bolton, !oared that it would! again: be possible for the Marque Itm,catti to reenter the world of competition motoring.
Nye had a hat, press annohmeement last month giving the good news that Silverstone is reprieved. l’Iten. follows tla. ollieial B.R.D.C. statement, given on October 29th :-
The Ministry of Agriculture. has now agreed to re-lease to the British Racing Drivers’ Club the motor racing circuit at Silverstone for a period of four years front January 1st, next. The first major car event there in 1932 will he the Fourth International Daily Express Trophy Meeting scheduled for May loth. To the British 11111 die, the lininC
Silverstotin’ IS as synonymous with motor racing as was BroOklands before the war and the airfield circuit, has played a great part in post-war racing. It has been the venue for all the major meetings held in Britain since the war, including the Grand Prix d’ Europe. in 1930.
It huts twice been honoured by visits of our Royal Family who have seen world famous drivers racing over the three-mile circuit before the greatest crowds ever to attend motor races in these islands. It has been the scene of bitter struggles between two of the greatest teams in motor racing–AlfaRomeo and Ferrari. Silverstone has also played a Iiig part in the development of the British sports ears which have been so outstandingly successful this year, for the circuit is available at all times for testing. Furthermore, in addition to the major motorcycling am! unotor car meetings, there have been held at Silverstone an average
of 12 ” Club meetings each year in which young drivers have been able to gain valuable experience.