For the first time in history England is to have a Boxing Day motor-race meeting, if the plot hatched by the British Racing and Sports Car Club comes to fruition. The meeting is scheduled to take place at Brands Hatch circuit in Kent, easily reached from London, on December 27th, and races are planned for 500-c.c. racing cars, sports cars and formule libre machines. The feature event will be the Christmas Trophy Race. Regulations and other details are obtainable from the B.R.S.C.C.. 20, William IV Street, London. W.C.2.
If the usual muggy weather prevails all should be successful, but, if it snows …
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On Sunday, December 26th the Editor of Motor Sport intends to leave Staines in his 1922 8-h.p. Talbot-Darracq to traverse the route of the 1922 M.C.C. Exeter Trial, which started on this date from that town. This is purely a private venture, unsponsored by any club and not, particularly adventurous when compared with the recent 3,056-mile run undertaken by Gregory and Ford in a 1904 Darracq at an average speed of 30.9 m.p.h.
But there is a desire to see what an early vintage “Exeter” feels like, Jackie Masters of the M.C.C. has kindly lent a 1922 route-card and the plot is to go over the route, not necessarily at the 20-mph. average which was necessary when this speed limit was in force, attempt the hills and complete the return route on December 27th. Last year the attempt failed due to an obscure defect in the original ignition coil, so it is essential to try to “save face” this year. If any owners of cars conforming to the V.S.C.C. definition of a vintage light-car feel like joining in they can obtain further details by ‘phoning the Editor at MON 8944, or at Fleet 831 after office hours.
The Guild of Motor Writers has elected Stirling Moss as their Driver of the Year for 1954.