THE MANNIN MOAR
HIGH SPEEDS TAKE TOLL OF GRAND PRIX CARS DIXON AGAIN FIGURES PROMINENTLY HON. BRIAN LEWIS (MONOPOSTO ALFA-ROMEO) HAS A COMFORTABLE WIN.
WEDN ESDAY ‘S racing had demonstrated the success of the new course, and with the added attraction of the larger cars, the Mannin Nloar promised to be equally well contested. There were ten starters, and in several cases there had been a last-minute change of driver. Staniland had taken Mathieson’s place On the 2,3 Bugatti, as the owner was not yet sufficiently well to drive. Charlie Dodson deputised for John Cobb, who was recalled to London owing to the illness of his brother, and A. P. Hamilton was at the wheel of the Alfa which Kaye Don had entered.
The E.R.A. was sera tubed at tlic last moment. Raymond Mays had been dissatisfied with the road-holding at high speeds, attributing it to excessively stiff springing, but Berthon, the designer, diagnosed the trouble as due to the steering lay-out, and will deal with it in conjunction with Reid Railton, as scion as the car is brought back to Bourne. Friday was a perfectday, and spectators on the Stand got nicire and more keyed-up with the arrival of the rival I3ugattis and Alfas. Brian Lewis’s Monoposto 2.6, was One of the last, spick and span in its red paint, with the Prancing Horse crest
of the Ferrari stable showing proudly on its bonnet, and fellow drivers gathered round to admire the car and exchange a last hand-shake with the driver. Cyril Paul and Dixon reached the start only a few minutes before the cars were marshalled on the road, and it was announced that the latter had had lastminute back-axle trouble. Freddy seems to have a worrying life. Lewis and Dixon, who had both lapped the course at Over 80 m.p.h., during practising, were in the front rank, and behind them Rose-Richards and Staniland on Bugattis, and Vasco Sameiro the