Reports of Recent Events, July 1950

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N.W. LONDON M.C. LAWRENCE CUP TRIAL (May 28th)

LAWRENCE CHALLENGE CUP.—W. H. Waring (Dellow).

RIPLEY CUP (up to 1,100 c.c.).—C. C. Bold (Bold).

WICK CUP (over 2,000 c.c.).—A. E. Rumfitt (Allard).

FIRST-CLASS AWARDS.—Hopkinson (Ford-Austin), Cocker (H.C.), Tolman (Betsy) and Spare (Whiteford-Ford).

MORGAN THREE-WHEELER CLUB WHITSUN RALLY

WHITSUN RALLY CUP (highest total of points).— R. C. Dexter (1927 “Aero,” o.h.v. J.A.P. engine), 209 1/2 points.

CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE.—Best irrespective of class: D. Evans (1926 “Super Sports,” o.h.v. Blackburn), 89 points. Class winners : Class 1 : D. Barker (1929 “Super Sports,” o.h.v. J.A.P. engine), 81 points. Class II(a) : C. H. Knight (1936 “Family,” o.h.v. Matchless engine), 74 points. Class III : R. Griffiths (1933 “Super Sports,” o.h.v. Matchless engine), 83 points. Class IV : J. H. Bellamy (1930 “F Super,” s.v. Ford engine), 74 points. Class V : D. Evans (won Best Irrespective of Class Cup), 89 points.

DRIVING TESTS.—1st : J. V. Skirrow (1934 “Sports,” J.A.P. engine), 134 points (45, 38, 51). 2nd : R. C. Dexter (1927 ” Aero,” J.A.P. engine), 132 points (45, 37, 50). 3rd : E. Brain (1929 “Super Sports,” s.v. J.A.P. engine), 126 points (36, 37, 53). (Figures in brackets indicate points gained in Driving Tests, Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively.)

MILEAGE PRIZE (Entrant travelling greatest distance to Rally).—P. Budd, of Sunderland, 260 Miles.

In arriving at the Whitstin Rally Cup result, points were granted at the rate of 1 per 10 miles travelled. R. C. Dexter obtained 65 points in the Concours d’Elegance and 12 1/2 mileage points.

NOTTINGHAM S.C.C. GAMSTON RACES (May 29th)

Results (all races of 5 laps unless otherwise stated):

SPORTS CARS (up to 750 c.c. u/s):

1st : G. R. Gahagan (Austin 747 c.c.); 2nd : Mrs. M. Pannel (M.G. 747 c.c. s/c); 3rd : C. D. Finney (Austin 747 c.c.). Time : 9 min. 4.8 sec.

SPORTS CARS (751 c.c.-1,100 c.c. s/c and 1,101 c.c.-1,500 c.c. u/s):

1st : Mrs. N. Binns (Riley 1,496 c.c.) ; 2nd : H. Hallam (Simca-F.I.A.T. 1,100 c.c.) ; 3rd : N. F. Dalton (M.G. 750 c.c.). Time: 7 min. 30 sec.

RACING CARS (up to 750 c.c. s/c and 750 c.c. s/c-1,100 c.c. u/s) :

1st : A. B. Rogers (Cooper 497 c.c.); 2nd : G. E. Lant (M.G. 750 c.c.); 3rd : C. Heath (Heath-J.A.P. 494 c.c.).

SPORTS CARS (up to 750 c.c. s/c and 751 c.c.-1,100 u/s):

1st : H. Hallam (Simca-F.I.A.T. 1,100 c.c.) ; 2nd : R. Stokes (M.G. 747 c.c.) ; 3rd : T. Robinson (H.R.G. 1,074 c.c.). Time: 7 min. 3.8 sec.

RACING CARS (751-1,100 c.c. s/c, 1,101-2,000 c.c. u/s) :

1st : Mrs. N. Binns (Riley 1,496 c.c.) ; 2nd : A. D. Alldred (Ford 1,172 c.c.) ; 3rd : P. T. Eshelby (F.N.-B.M.W. 1,971 c.c.). Time : 6 min. 27 sec.

RACING CARS (1,101-1,500 c.c. s/c and 1,501-2,000 c.c. u/s) :

1st : Mrs. N. Binns (Riley 1,496 c.c.) ; 2nd : A. D. Alldred (Ford 1,172 cc.) ; 3rd : K. Scales (M.G. 1,706 c.c.). Time: 6 min. 22.4 sec.

M.G. CARS (up to 1,250 c.c. u/s) :

1st : J. F. Dalton ; 2nd : E. R. Jimson ; 3rd: D. Ryder. Time : 7 min. 37.4 sec.

SPORTS CARS (1,501-2,000 c.c. s/c and 2,001-3,000 c.c.

1st : Mrs. N. Binns (Riley 1,496 c.c.) ; 2nd : K. Scales (M.G. 1,700 cc.) ; 3rd : A. D. Alldred (Ford 1,172 c.c.). Time : 7 min. 37.4 sec.

SPORTS CARS (2,001-3,000 c.c. s/c and over 3,000 c.c.)

1st: J. P. Chapman (Mercury Special 4,375 c.c.) ; 2nd : M. Wilde (Allard 4,375 c.c.) ; 3rd : D. Richardson (Riley 2,100 c.c.). Time : 6 min. 56.8 sec.

VINTAGE HANDICAP (8 laps) :

1st : J. D. Radford (Riley-Morris 1,098 c.c.) : 2nd : E. G. Greenhill (Aston-Martin 1,497 c.c.) ; 3rd : P. Binns (“30/98” Vauxhall 4,300 c.c.). Time : 13 min. 15.4 sec.

RACING CARS (“Formula Libre,” 8 laps) :

1st : R. Parnell (National 1,496 c.c. s/c) ; 2nd : D. Hampshire (Maserati 1,490 c.c. s/c) ; 3rd : J. Wilkins (Bugatti 2,300 c.c.). Time : 10 min. 47.8 sec.

“VITESSE ” TROPHY (Sports Cars “Formula Libre”)

1st : J. P. Chapman (Mercury Special 4,375 c.c.) ;

RACING CARS (“Formula Libre,” 8 laps) :

1st : R. Parnell (Maserati 1,496 c.c.) ; 2nd : D. Hampshire (Maserati 1,496 c.c.) ; 3rd : J. Wilkins (Bugatti). Time: 9 min. 55.2 sec.

LISBON INTERNATIONAL RALLY

As in the Tulip Rally, Ken Wharton scored a notable success for Britain with a Ford Pilot.

GENERAL GLASSIFICATION.-1st : K. Wharton (Ford Pilot) ; 2nd : Joaquim Nogueira (M.G.) 3rd : Martinho Lacasta (Mercury) ; 4th : Jose Ramos Jorge (Hotchkiss).

OVER 3,000 c.c.-1st: K. Wharton (Ford Pilot); 2nd : Martinho Lacasta (Mercury) ; 3rd : Jose Ramos Jorge (Hotchkiss) ; 4th : Americo Rodrigues (Hotchkiss).

1,600 c.c. TO 3,000 c.c.-1st : Joao Ortigao Ramos (Vanguard); 2nd : Mario Goncalves (Austin A70); 3rd: Eduardo Castelo Branco (Vanguard); 4th : Carlos Goncalves (Austin).

1,100 c.c. TO 1,500 c.c.-1st : Joaquim Nogueira (M.G.) ; 2nd : Noemio Capela (Volvo) ; 3rd : Manuel Pinto (Lancia) ; 4th Grobois Berbet (Lancia).

750 c.c. TO 1,100 c.c.-1st : Manuel Mendonca (F.I.A.T.) ; 2nd : Manuel Nunes dos Santos (Renault); 3rd : Pedro Dasilva (Renault) ; 4th : Juan Torras (Simca).

UNDER 750 c.c.-1st : Michel Grosgogeat (Dyna Panhard) ; 2nd : Jose Emidio Dasilva (Dyne Panhard) ; 3rd : Gerardo Andres (F.I.A.T.) ; 4th : Guilio Binetti (F.I.A.T.).

LADIES’ CUP.–Laura Magalhaes (Lancia).

CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE.–Class 1 : 1st : no award ; 2nd : Rof Habisreutsinger (Bentley). Class 2 : 1st : Gian Pesatori (Alfa-Romeo); 2nd : tie between Stanley Bushier (Lea-Francis) and Jack Walton (Bristol). Class 3 : 1st : Olga Johnson (Riley) ; 2nd : Joaquim Dossantos (Peugeot.). Class 4 : 1st : Carlos Santos (Skoda); 2nd : Manuel Dossantos (Renault). Class 5: 1st : Gerardo Andres (F.I.A.T.) ; 2nd: Michel Grosgogeat (Dyna Panhard).

CRAIGANTLET SPEED HILL-CLIMB (June 3rd)

Not very brilliantly supported, this event, the first for the R.A.C. Championship, saw Allard’s Steyr-Allard single-seater easily triumphant :-

CLASS 1 (unsupercharged not exceeding 1,100 c.c.).-1st : R. Scott (Ford), 1 min. 29.8 Sec. ; 2nd : B. McKee (M.G.), 1 min. 36.2 sec.

CLASS 2 (unsupercharged not exceeding 2,000 c.c.).-1st : B: Leeper (M.G.), 1 min. 30.2 sec. ; 2nd : B. Stuart (Ford), 1 min. 31.6 sec.

CLASS 3 (unsupercharged exceeding 3,000 c.c.). 1st : E. Robb (Mercury Special), 1 min. 24 sec. ; 2nd : E. Wilkinson (Healey), 1 min. 30.2 sec.

CLASS 4 (cars not exceeding 750 c.c.).-1st : G. McCrea (M.S., s/c.), 1 min. 27.4 sec.

CLASS 5 (cars not exceeding 1,500 c.c).-1st : C. Lindsay (Ford), 1 min. 24 sec.; 2nd : S. Porter (M.G., s/c.). 1 min. 26.4 sec.

CLASS 6 (cars not exceeding 3,000 c.c.).-1st : C. Maunsell (Talbot), 1 min. 34.8 sec.

CLASS 7 (cars exceeding :3,000 c.c.).-1st : S. Allard (Allard), 1 min. 15 sec.

CLASS 8 (open handicap).-1st : C. Maunsell (Talbot), handicap 22 sec., net time 1 min. 12.8 sec. ; 2nd : Tie between E. Robb (Mercury) and C. Lindsay (Ford), 11 sec., time 1 min. 13 sec,

FASTEST TIME OF THE DAY.–S. Allard (Allard), 1 min. 15 sec.

INDIANAPOLIS

The great American 500-mile race at Indianapolis on May 30th was stopped at 345 miles due to rain ; apparently you can’t play on the American bricks in a cloudburst as the boys and girls used to do on the Weybridge concrete-remember those wet Relay and 500-Mile Races?

The result was :

1st: J. Parsons (Offenhauser Friction Proof Special) 124.001 m.p.h.

2nd : B. Holland (Front-drive Blue Crown Special) … 122.638 m.p.h.

3rd : M. Rose (Offenhauser Howard Keck Special) .. 121.778 m.p.h. „

BUGATTI OWNERS’ CLUB MEMBERS PRESCOTT HILL-CLIMB

SPORTS CARS UNSUPERCHARGED UP TO 1,500 c.c. :

1st: T. M. Walters (1,250-c.c. M.G.), 60.16 sec.

UP TO 1,500 c.c. (SUPERCHARGED) : 1st : J. Marshall (1,100-c.c. Amilcar). 51.93 sec.

1,501 TO 3,000 c.c. (UNSUPERCHARGED) : 1st : O. Moore (1,971-c.c. O.B.M.), 51.77 sec.

1,501 TO 3,000 c.c. (SUPERCHARGED) : 1st : J. Willment (2,262-c.c. Bugatti), 48.69 sec. (new class record).

OVER 3,000 c.c. (UNSUPERCHARGED) :

1st : R. A. R. de Larrinaga. (4,375-c.c. Allard), 55.05 sec.

OVER 3,000 c.c. (SUPERCHARGED) : 1st: W. D. Porter (3,255 c.c. Bugatti), 59.33 sec.

BUGATTI SALOON CARS :

1st : W. D. Porter (3,255-c.c. Bugatti), 58:38 sec.

RACING CARS

UP TO 750 c.c. :

1st: P. J. Collins (750-c.c. Cooper), 47.52 sec. (new class record).

751 to 1,500 c.c. :

1st : C. R. Instone (1,098-c.c. Djinn), 49.04 sec.

1,501 TO 2,000 c.c. :

1st: P. Mould (1,990-c.c, Bugatti), 50.57 sec.

OVER 2,000 c.c. :

1st : R. D. Poore (3,800-c.c. Alfa-Romeo), 45.74 sec. (f.t.d.).

HANDICAP, UNLIMITED :

1st : J. Spindler (1,760-c.c. Alfa-Romeo), 45.69 sec.

SPECIALS, UNLIMITED :

1st : C. R. Instone (1,098-c.c. Djinn), 49.04 sec.

TEAM OF THREE UNLIMITED :

P. Mould (Bugatti), P. J. Stubberfield (Bugatti), and R. M. Bloomfield (Bugatti).

 

BUGATTI OWNERS’ CLUB SILVERSTONE MEETING (June 17th)

BUGATTI RACE :

1st : J. H. Pratt (1,496 c.c.) … 12 min. 23 sec.

2nd : G. Birrell (1,955 c.c.)  … 11 min. 32 sec.

3rd : R. M. Blomfield (1,496 c.c.) … 11 min. 22 sec.

Fastest Lap: Willment (2,262 c.c.)   1 min. 43 sec.

RELAY RACE :

1st : Line-Holt-Jones team (all M.G.s).

2nd : Sellman – Beasley – Rhodes (M.G., M.G., Austin/Ford).

3rd : Shipside-Booker-Ryder (all M.G.s).

30 MIN. SALOON CAR RACE:

1st : H. M. Newnham (Austin A40)  … 16 laps

2nd : J. C. Walwork (Vanguard)       … “

3rd : A. P. Hitchings (Ford Pilot)      … “

Fastest lap : K. H. Downing (Healey) 2 min. 3 sec.

30-LAP FORMULA II RACE :

1st : G. Tyrer (B.M.W.)  … 53 min. 30 sec.

2nd : O. Moore (O.B.M.) … … 29 laps.

3rd : K. McAlpine (Connaught) … … 29 laps.

Fastest lap : G. Tyrer (B.M.W.) … 1 min. 41 sec.

BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

1st : J. M. Fangio (Alfa-Romeo) 2 hr. 47 min. 26 sec.

2nd : L. Fagioli (Alfa-Romeo) 2 hr. 47 min. 40 sec.

3rd : L. Roster (Talbot) … 2 hr. 49 min. 45 sec.

4th : G. Farina (Alfa-Romeo)

HAGLEY & D.L.C.C. SPORTING HALF-DAY TRIAL (June 4th)

CLOSED CARS : 

1st : K. Wharton (1,172-c.c. Ford saloon) … … … … 233.8 sec.

2nd : J. L. Shaw (1,250-c.c. M.G. saloon) … … … … 241.8 sec.

LADY DRIVERS :

1st : Mrs. M. Lowe (1,172-c.c. Dellow) … … … … 267.8 sec.

2nd : Mrs. J. Cooke (1,172-c.c. M.G. saloon) … … … … 270.8 “

SUPER SPORTS :

1st : E. J. Reynolds (1,172-c.c. Dellow, s/c,) … … … … 228.4 sec.

2nd : L. J. Oliver (1,172-c.c. Oliver) … … … … 230.2 “

OTHER CARS :

1st : G. Jones (1,250-c.c. M.G.) … 251.8 sec.

2nd : J. B. Beazley (750-c.c. Austin) … 255.0 “

 

 

 

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