Round the Clubs
HONORARY DISTRICT AGENTS.
Honorary District Agents are appointed by “Motor Sport” to further the interest in the sporting side of motoring and motor cycling. We give on this page a list of the Honorary District Agents already appointed. Through these Honorary Agents we keep in touch with local events in oil parts of the country, and with their co-operation we hope to increase the popularity of motor and rnotor
cycle sport. Honorary District Agents will be pleased, whenever possible, to give assistance to motorists and motor cyclists desirous of taking part in local events.
If you have any difficulty in obtaining “Motor Sport” in your neighbourhood, the nearest Honorary District Agent will inform you how you may obtain it.
NEWCASTLE & NORTHERN MOTOR CLUB.
The results of the Druridge Bay Speed Trials were :
Five-lap Scratch Race, sidecars unlimited.—r, H. Hudson, 7 mins. 13 1-5 secs. ; 2, Davison Hall, 3, H. Johnson.
Three-lap Scratch Race, sidecars up to 560 c.c.–r, Fred Fieldhous2 (4.99 P. & M. Panther) ; 2, H. L. Young (3.4.9 A.J.S).
Three-lap Handicap, sidecars unlimked.—r, E. W. Thackrah (7.98 Raleigh) ; 2, A. Franklyn (7.0 N.U.T.). Three-lap Scratch Race, solos up to 250 c.c.—I, Hugh Mason (2.48 Henley), 4 mins. 21 secs. ; 2, Percy Croisier (2.49 ;New Imperial) ; 3, J. E. K. Kennedy (1.72 Francis Barnett),
Ten-lap Scratch Race, solos up to 350 c.c.—r, James Guthrie, jun. (3.49 A. J .S.), 12 mins. 15 1-5 secs. ; 2, Jack Watson B.S.A.) ; 3, G. L. Reynard (3.44 Royal Enfield). Five lap Scratch Race, cars up to 1,600 c.e. ; first prize £25 and championship trophy presented by the North Mail.-1,
W. B. Thompson (14.96 Frazer-Nash), 7 mins. 4 1-5 secs. ; 2, B. H. Davenport (14.93 Frazer-Nash) ; 3, F. Purvey (15.50 Morris Cowley).
Fifteen-lap Scratch Race, solos unlimited ; first price Z:25 and championship trophy presented by the North Mail.—i, James Guthrie (3.49 A.J.S.), 19 mins. 5 2-5 sees.; 2, H. S. Thompson (3.48 Velocette) ; 3, A. Franklyn (7.o N.U.T.).
Five-lap Scratch race, cars unlimited.–r, F. Turvey (15.5o Morris Cowley), 6 mins. 58 1-5 sees. ; 2, W. B. Thompson (14.96 Frazer-Nash) ; 3, N. W. C. Edgar (12.32 Rhode).
Five-lap Scratch Race, solos up to 560 C.C. — 1, T. H. Blackburn (3.48 Velocette), 6 mins. 59 3-5 ; 2, W. G. Waugh (4.98 Scott) ; 3. T. Storey (3.44 Grindlay Peerless).
Three-lap Handicap for cars unlimited.—r, E. J. Moor (ro.86 Frazer-Nash ; 2, F. Turvey, juvr. (15.50 Morris Cowley) ; 3, N. W. B. Edgar (12.32 Rhode).
Three-lap Handicap, solos unlimited.—r, T. Storey Grindlay Peerless) ; 2, T. H. Blackburn (3.48 Velocette) ; 3, G. H. Waugh (4.98 Scott).
SURB1TON MOTOR CLUB.
The Surbiton M.C. held its seventh annual Team Trial for the Maudes’ Challenge Shield on Saturday, June 5th.
There were sixty competitors, comprising twelve teams of five riders representing various clubs affiliated to the A.C.U. Only amateur riders were eligible, and they had to cover a 76-mile course consisting of two circuits of 38 miles. The whole course had to be completed non-stop at an average speed of 20 m.p.h., time checks being taken at the end of each circuit only. Although some useful hills were encountered, the going was not very difficult and very few stops were recorded by the observers on the various bills. In all seven teams completed the course intact, whilst only four teams completed the course non-stop. The start was made from the Talbot Hotel, Ripley, in beautiful weather, at 2.30 p.m., and the course ran
through Effingham, Bookham, Ranmore Common, Dorking, White Downs Hill, Shere, Farley Heath, Brook, Albury and Newlands Corner.
During the run, H. “W.” Bostock (on a Beardmore Precision) had trouble with his magneto timing, which resulted in his machine catching fire, but he managed to put things right and eventually finished in time to check in. L. C. Watts, riding a Scott Combination, apparently heated up on White Downs Hill, and eventually came to a stop. On the narrow road between Farley Heath and Brook a timber lorry was responsible for a baulk of about 15 minutes, and consequently a time allowance had to be made to four teams.
The Bucks County M.C. represented by E. S. Burnett (Capt.), E. Bird, E. F. Fieldwick, F. G. Hannds, and C. F. King, with an aggregate time error of only 38 secs., secured the Maudes’ Trophy, which was handed to their captain by Professor A. M. Low, and gold medals. The Uxbridge M.C. obtained second place, with an aggregate loss of 75 secs., whilst the Woolwich, Plumstead and District M.C. were third, losing 77 secs. Silver and bronze medals were awarded to the second and third teams respectively.
The aimual London-Barnstaple Trial will start from Kingston at io p.m. on Friday, July 30th. The event is open to motor-cycles and cars, and is more in the nature of a social run.
THE LIVERPOOL MOTOR CLUB.
Colmore Cup Trial.—Members are reminded that this event is to be held on Sunday next. Entry forms and full particulars may be obtained from Mr. E. Damadian, Fernside, 011erbarrow Road, Hale, Cheshire.
Colwyn Bay Speed Trials.—These have been postponed from July 17tb, to a date in September—probably September irth.
Summer Tours.—Should any member desire itineraries preparing for summer tours, he should communicate with the Hon. Secretary, sending full particulars when same will receive immediate attention.
OXTON MOTOR CLUB.
The first trial of a series to he run for a challenge cup resulted as follows
Gold Medal : A. H. Reade (980 Morgan), 3 points for cup. Silver Medal : H. Hemming (492 Norton), 2 points for cup. Bronze Medal : C. Pawson (492 Sunbeam).
Certificates : C. Whatmouth (348 Calthorpe), and W. H. Mealor (492 Sunbeam).
NORT1-1-WESTERN CENTRE A.C.U.
The results of the Centre’s Championship Trial are as follows :- 200 Deansgate Cup, Manufacturers’ Silver Bowl, and replica
Cup J. Anelay (343 Massey-Villiers).
President’s Rose Bowl, Manufacturers’ Silver Vase, and replica cup : S. A. Marks (498 A. J .S.).
A replica was awarded to A. W. Elder (346 Rudge-Whitworth).
Silver Medals were awarded to : W. A. Jolly, E. G. Abbott, B. Williams, H. R.. Lees, H. S. Wheeldon, W. Howard, W. Howarth, and K. J. Corfe.
Bronze Medals were awarded to : J. R. Brammer, W. E. McClure. P. Baron, P. Mitchell, J. Riley, E. H. Clifton, B. Harrison, and T. L. Hatch.
The Preston Club team made up of P. Baron, S. A. Marks, and G. Abbott, won the team prize.
SPEN VALLEY MOTOR CYCLE St LEOVIT CAR CLUB.
PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF SPEN VALLEY LONDON -SPEN VALLEY RELIABILITY TRIAL.
Eric Myers’ Cup (to be held one year) and replica, presented by the President (Mr. H. A. Davison).— J. W. Mortimer (P. & M. Panther and sidecar) ; error 68 secs.
President’s Shield (to be held for one year) and silver vases, presented by Mr. J. W. Wood, for competitor who had not previously won a premier award in a reliability trial.—E. Martin (2i Enfield and sidecar) ; error 86 secs.
Club Silver Cups.—H. Clayton (Norton and sidecar), S. Hirst (A. J.S. solo), H. Cooper (Rhode car), L. Turner (Norton and sidecar).
LANGFORD AND DISTRICT LIGHT CAR CLUB.
The above club held their first Trial this season on Saturday, June 19th, over a short course of 70 miles. The start was at Filton, Glos., and led along main roads to North Nibley. Warren Hill was the first objective, and owing to the greasy surface accounted for nine failures. Good and fast climbs were made by R. 0. C. Schwalm (8.7 G.N.), G. Bush (Frazer-Nash), and H. LangfordSainsbury (11.9 G.N.). The course then led to Blackness Hill, which was timed. T. D. Corpe (11.9 G.N.) made fastest time, G. Bush (Frazer-Nash), R. 0. C. Schwalm (8.7. G.N.), and G. Beauchamp (Alvis) also made fast climbs. Eleven cars failed to make clean climbs. After the tea-check, the course led to Nap Hill, which has a bad hairpin halfway up. C. Potter (Morgan) was brilliant, T. D. Corpe (11.9 G.N.) was very spectacular, G. Bush (Frazer-Nash) burst a tyre on the bend, but made a good climb, while E. H. Davies (Rover) was slow but sure. A secret check at Iron Action caught many
competitors unawares. Silver Cup.—R. G. C. Schwalm, (8.7 G.N.) Silver Medals.— G. Bush (Frazer-Nash), G. Steadman (Riley),
H. S. Flfppen (Riley).
Bronze Medols.—T. D. Corpe (G.N. x i.9), H. Langford-Sainsbury (11.9 G.N.), A. J. I hippen (Riley).
NEW BRIGHTON MOTOR CLUB.
The Two-mile Cup Trial was run recently over a fairly stiff course of about 90 miles in North Wales. The following are the results :
Two-Mile Cup.—–R. Leicester (399 Raleigh) and J. Thorne (348 A.J.S.), tied. Gold Medal, S. Higson (348 Raleigh) ; Silver Medals, Tate (A.J.S.), Salisbury (Norton), Rodgers (Raleigh), Gates (Raleigh), and Osborne (Raleigh) ; Bronze Medal, Bower (Raleigh).
ENFIELD AND DISTRICT M.C.C.
The club’s second annual Long-distance Reliability Trial resulted as follows :—
Invitation Cup : H. Taverner (Rudge-Whitworth).
Bath Cup : S. R. Mardon (Raleigh).
Gold Medals were awarded to : E. G. Davis, A. Clayden, W. E. Pinch, W. E. Glover, and J. R. Davis.
Silver ,Medals were awarded to : L. P. Light, L. Luetchford, S. C. Bennett, R. Anderson, and F. V. Garratt.
Bronze Medals were awarded to : R. E. Swirc, W. P. Hastie, W. Bourne, L. C. Otley, L. J. Hugo, R. T. Bowen, E. Cato and P. W. Beech.
PRESTON (LANCS) St DISTRICT M.C.C.
SPORTING TRIAL RESULTS.
J.A.P. Shield and Silver Medal : R. Gardner, who was first with 83 marks.
Silver Rose Bowl and Silver Medal : R. A. Kim, second, with 69 marks.
The best Novice performance was put up by J. Kerr, who gained 63 marks.
THE SENIOR T.T. SCOTT, oF wilICH MUCH WAS EXPECTED, BUJ! WHICH HAD BAD LUCK IN THE RACE.