THE LEWES RECORD FALLS AT LAST!
Ever since May 7th, 1932, the record for the one-third of a mile Race Hill, Lewes, has been held by R. G. J. Nash on his famous “Terror.” His time of 20 secs. dead has often been approached, but not until the meeting of the isth of last month, has anyone actually beaten this figure.
The extraordinary thing was that not once but twice was Nash’s record smashed, the final event coming late in the day and providing a fine climax to the programme. The two heroes in question were T. V. Bolster (Bolster Special), who clocked 19.8 secs, and S. E. Cummings (Vauxhall Special) with a time of 19.4 secs. There was a record entry of cars, and the proceedings were favoured by fine weather. Worthy winners among the touring and sports classes were R. M. Strang (Hudson), whose time of 26.6 secs. he later reduced to 25.6 sees; A. S. Whid
dington (28.6 secs.), winner of the special Frazer-Nash class ; A. H. Lancaster’s and G. H. Walker’s ‘slashes; and Forrest Lycett’s 8-litre Bentley (27.8 secs.). A. N. L. Maclachlan did particularly well with his old 750 c.c. Austin to win the z,too c.c. racing class, against such doughty opponents as R. V. C. Bolster and D. G. Evans. The 1,5oo c.c. class was won by Dick Nash with his new mount, which glorifies in the name of Frazer-Nash Union Special “The Terror II.” He beat Denis Evans (Q-type M.G.) by a fifth of a second. J. V. Bolster then made his meteoric ascent in the “Mary,” and great enthusiasm greeted the announcement of his time, 19.8 secs. Nash got down to 20.6 secs. These two fought out the unlimited class, in which Nash turned the tables by clocking 20 secs. dead (his old record) against Bolster’s 20.2 secs. Arthur Dob
son also beat 21 secs. by bringing up his twin-camshaft Bugatti in 20.8 secs.
The Handicap Class, usually a mild affair, produced the staggering run by S. E. Cummings on the Vauxhall Villiers, rounding off the meeting with a new record for the course in 19.4 secs.
Racing Cars 1,100.-1, A. N. L. MaelachIan (Austin) 24.2; 2, B. V. C. Bolster (Bolster Special II) 25.8; A. Issiganis (Austin) 26.0.
Racing Cars 1,500.-1, R. G. J. Nash (Terror 11) 22.0; 2, D. G. Evans (M.G.) 22.2 secs; 3, A. Issigonis (Austin) 23.2.
Racing Cars 2,000.-1, J. V. Bolster (Bolster Special) 19.8; 2. R. G. J. Nash (Terror H) 20.6; 3, A. G. 13ainton (Bugatti) 22.2.
Racing Cars Unlimited.-1. R. G. J. Nash (Terror H) 20.0; 2. J. V. Bolster _(Bolster Special) 20.2; 3, A. C. Dobson (Bugatti) ‘20.8.
Handicap Class.-1, M. White _(Tracta) 19.0 net; 2, S. E. Cummings (Vauxhall Villiers) 19.2 net; 3, Mrs. A. M. Leitch (Bugatti) 19.6 net.