London M.C. Gloucester Trial
R.A.C. Trials Championship
V.S.C.C. Lasham Rally
Top: Championship Trial — R. W. Phillips going well in the 1954 R.A.C. Championship Trial in the well-known Le Tout. Run in the Kentish woods not far from Maidstone, with the assistance of members of the Maidstone & Mid-Kent M.C., the Trial was won by G. J. Newman (Cannon).
Bottom: Splendid Recovery. — Pat Atkinson’s Atkinson overturned on section Al during the Championship Trial but, occupants unhurt, they bravely continued, climbing the next “section” attempted in sure and certain manner.
Expert handling of his Paul by R. W. Faulkner didn’t get him very far in the Championship Trial, because of suspected fuel starvation.
Another who was not so fortunate in the Championship Tral was Michael Lawson, whose M. L. failed early on some of the hills. He recovered well, finishing third.
Assault! — E .J. Chandler (Chandler), rear tyres all but devoid of air, storms the lower slopes of section AI in the Championship Trial. He is at the point where the Atkinson subsequently rolled over the off-side bank, causing the hill to be abandoned before the fourth group of competitors reached it.
Smoker. — G.E. Pettit calmly eases his Deeford up a “section” during the R.A.C. Trials Championship. Like most of the other competitors he relied on Goodyear back tyres to promote the essential wheel-grip.
Another First-Class Award Winner.— Michael Lawson’s Lotus was largely unperturbed by Gloucester conditions.
Outright Winner of the Glouceser Trial.— P. A. Barden in his Ford Ten-powered P.A.B., representing the organizing club, took home the coveted Gloucester Cup.
Successful Bouncing takes M. R. B. Cannon
Cannon V through a slimy “section” in the London
MC. Gloucester Trial. He was a First-Class Award winner.
Second-Best Performance in the Gloucester Trial was made by R. W. Faulkner, whose Paul Special III won the Thomas Cup.
Quite a Deep Water-Splash led to a choice group of gradients in the Gloucester. Here R Chappell’s Cannotton Second-Class Award winner, emerges successfully.
Chain-Drive Frazer-Nash tackling the V.S.C.C. Lasham tests is W. S. Heath’s 1938 T. T. Replica, the last production model, which won the class for Thoroughbreds up to 1.500 c.c.
Lashing it Round Lasham. — Peter Binns going well in the V.S.C.C. event in his 30/98 Vauxhall, which has had its face lifted, or, rather, lowered. He won a First-Class award.
Family Motoring. — Arthur Jeddere-Fisher, perhaps inspired by Cecil Clutton’s pro-Vauxhall book “The Vintage Motor Car,” persuades his well-laden E-type 30/98 to win a Second-Class Award in the V.S.C.G. Lasham Driving Tests.
Vintage By Gad, Sir! . — L. T. D. Taylor’s Aust in Seven Special gained a First-Class Award in the class for vintage cars up to 1,500 c.c., at Lasham.