The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Fedden Trophy Trial
This classic event was run over two circuits of a short course rendered difficult by the weather. Wood Lane and Mudlark had to be cut out and Breakheart, in dour mood as usual, was deleted from the second circuit. That left Tin Pan Alley, Alf’s Delight, Old Hollow, Breakheart and Fort for the first circuit and all bar Old Hollow on the second circuit. There was also a timed special test. The full results are not to hand as we go to Press, but best performance was made by Newton’s H.R.G., with Wharton as runner-up.
Chiltern C.C. Annual Tourist Trial
The results of this event were:
Tourist Trophy: W. E. Edgar (M.G.) 123 marks lost.
First-Class Awards: J. N. Lewis (Riley) 146 marks lost, M. J. Barker (Jaguar) 212 marks lost, W. G. Render (M.G.) 160 marks lost, D. D. Render (Morgan) 126 marks lost, J. C. Mayers (M.G.) 136 marks lost, G. E. Mathews (Jaguar) 130 marks lost, G. L. Hancock (Allard) 136 marks lost, D. Munro (Invicta) 150 marks lost.
Second-Class Awards: L. E. Gibbs (Riley) 162 marks lost, R. Dunmur (Wolseley) 194 marks lost, F. Crossley (Austin) 173 marks lost, A. Rumfitt (M.G.) 179 marks lost, G. M. Anthony (Morgan) 175 marks lost, D. E. C. Hull (Alia-Romeo) 160 marks lost.
Team Award: W. G. Render, D. D. Render, J. C. Mayers.
Special Award (Highest Chiltern Member, No Previous Award): R. N. Richard (R.B.W.) 164 marks lost.
Highest Vintage Driver (No Previous Award): L. I. Austin (Lancia) 281 marks lost.
Further Allard entries for the Monte Carlo Rally are Sydney Allard’s coupé and another coupé which Alan Godsel will drive, making, with Imhof’s and Cohen’s Allards, four in all.
Referring to Wharton’s trials special, described on p. 11, Wharton is warm in his praise of the Ford Ten engine, which is standard except for minor details and alterations to bore size and which has been in constant hard use since December 1946 without any attention to its main or big-end bearings. It was not a new engine, merely a reconditioned unit taken from stock. The standard Lucas coil and distributor have also served impeccably.