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R.S.A.C. NINTH SCOTTISH RALLY (May 14th-18th)
This 726-mile event attracted 75 starters and was yet another demonstration of the prowess of the XK 120 Jaguar in the hands Of an experienced driver, this time Leslie Wood.
BEST PERFORMANCE : L. Wood. (3.4-litre Jaguar XK120), 380 marks retained.
LADIES’ PRIZE : Miss Charlotte Sadler (Hillman Minx), 342 marks.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY SCOTTISH COMPETITOR : FIRTH OF SCOTLAND PRIZE (BEST VISITOR), G. Reid-Walker (Jaguar XK120), 375 marks.
1,300 c.c., OPEN CARS: 1, D. G. Scott (1,200-c.c. M.G. “TD”), 376 marks; 2, D. G. Johnson (1,250-c.c. M.G. “TD”), 374; 3, H. L. S. Jefferson (M.G. “TD”), 372; 4, W. R. Chambers (M.G. “TD”), 369.
1,300 c.c., CLOSED CARS: 1, J. R. Sidwell (1,250-c.c. M.G.), 360 marks; 2, A. Pownall (M.G.), 355; 3, W. A. Gilmour (M.G.), 350; 4, D. A. Wilkins (M.G.), 348.
2,200 c.c., OPEN CARS: 1, J. A. Edgar (1,500-c.c. H.R.G.), 371 marks; 2, Mrs. K. Hague (1,500-c.c. Filey), 369; 3, W. Shepherd (1,500-c.c. H.R.G.), 368; 4, Mrs. N. Mitchell (1,500-c.c. H.R.G.), 363.
2,200 c.c., CLOSED CARS: 1, W. K. Elliot (Bristol), 372 marks; 2, H. E. Gibbon (Rover “75”), 363; 3, G. Valentine (Austin Hereford), 359; 4, J. Carefoot (Lancia Aprilia), 358.
OPEN CARS, UNLIMITED c.c.: 1, L. Wood (3.4-litre Jaguar XK120), 380 marks; 2, A. McGlashan (3.4-litre Jaguar XK120), 378; 3, G. Reid-Walker (3.4-litre Jaguar XK120), 375; 4, Dr. J. G. Burgess (3.4-litre Jaguar XK120), 364.
CLOSED CARS, UNLIMITED c.c.: 1, T. L. McDonald(2.2-litre Wolseley), 369 marks; 2, R. Anderson 2.2-litre Sunbeam-Talbot), 368; A. N. Waterhouse (2.4-litre Healey), 365; 4, R. G. Playford (2.4-litre Healey), 364.
1st: Ulster Automobile Club; W. R. Chambers, H. L. Jefferson, D. G. Johnston (M.G. “TD”), 1,115 marks.
2nd: “Jago Wights”; A. C. Westwood, W. B. Black, L. Wood (Jaguars), 1,095 marks.
3rd: Scottish Sporting Car Club; P. M. Goodall (Dellow), W. K. Stewart (H.R.G.), J. A. Edgar (H.R.G.), 1,090 marks.
SPECIAL PREMIER AWARDS:
OPEN CARS: A. McGlashan (Jaguar XK120).
CLOSED CARS: J. H. Goofburn (2.5-litre Jaguar)
TOTAL PRICE £600-£1,250 AND OVER £1,250 (COMBINED CLASSES): A. McGlashan (Jaguar XK120), W. L. Sleigh (Jaguar XK120)
TOTAL PRICE £600: G. K. Le Grys (Standard Vanguard).
TOTAL PRICE £601-£1,250: J. H. Goodburn (2.5-litre Jaguar), G. P. Denham Cookes (Jaguar)
(Prices excluding purchase tax in each class.)
HARROW C.C. FRINTON RALLY (May 19th)
“TRIPLEX” CHALLENGE CUP (BEST PERFORMANCE IRRESPECTIVE OF CLASS): K. L. Baker (1,250-c.c. M.G.), Essex Police
SPECIAL AWARD (BEST PERFORMANCE IN OPPOSITE CLASS-CLOSED CARS): H. S. Smith (1,200-c.c. M.G.), Essex Police
NOVICE AWARD: C. M. S. Abbott (1,172-c.c. Paramount roadster), B.A.R.C.
CLASS A (CLOSED CARS UP TO 1,200 c.c.): 1, S. N. Rowley (1,087-c.c. Riley), B.A.R.C.; 1, A. K. Watson (1,172-c.c. Ford Prefect), Essex Police.
CLASS B (CLOSED CARS, 1,201-2,000 c.c.): 1, H. S. Smith; 2, F. E. Still (Jowett Javelin), Harrow C.C.
CLASS C (CLOSED CARS OVER 2,001 c.c.): 1, A. H. J. Whitehead (2,100-c.c. Rover), Essex Police; 2, H. W. Dalling (2,443-c.c. Riley), Essex Police
CLASS D (OPEN CARS UP TO 1,200 c.c.): 1, C. M. S. Abbott; 2, Miss E. D. Barratt.
CLASS E (OPEN CARS 1,201-2,000 c.c.): 1, K. L. Baker; 2, J. Pilley (1,250-c.c. M.G.), B.A.R.C.
CLASS F (OPEN CARS OVER 2,001 c.c.): F. A. H. Frey (3,622-c.c. Allard), Harrow C.C.; 2, G. M. Boyes (3,662-c.c. Batten), North-West London M.C.
V.C.C. BIGGLESWADE RALLY AND SPEED TRIALS (May 20th)
THE SHUTTLEWORTH MEMORIAL TROPHY AND REPLICA: F. S. Rowden (1898 Star).
VETERAN CLASS: A. Booth (1901 Pick).
EDWARDIAN CLASS: G. W. Thompson (1905 Rover).
PREMIER AWARDS (F.T.D.)
VETERAN CLASS: R. D. Gregory (1904 Darracq).
EDWARDIAN CLASS: S. E. Sears (1914 Sunbeam).
CLASS AWARDS ON FORMULA
CLASS 1. – 1st: Major G. S. Taylor (1901 Renault).
CLASS 2. – 1st: P. C. Bath (1903 White); 2nd: G. Mawer (1904 Oldsmobile).
CLASS 3. – 1st: R. J. T. Granger (1910 Stanley); 2nd: C. C. Tufnell (1908 Rover).
CLASS 4. – S. E. Sears (1914 T. T. Sunbeam); 2nd: A. E. Stradling (1913 Unic); 3rd: H. Smith (1911 Renault).
V.C.C FESTIVAL RUN (June 3rd)
This Festival Run from Hyde Park to Royal Windsor attracted 55 veterans. 47 Edwardians and 11 vintage cars, of which nine non-started, 10 fell by the wayside, and P. C. Bath’s 1903 White Steamer was too late at Windsor to qualify for a plaque. Unfortunately the event did not attract anythIng like the enthusiasm accorded the S.M.M.T. Cavalcades of a few years ago and some members thought the entry fee of £1 for being admitted to the Home Park – where cows later tried to mingle with the veterans – rather steep. Most of the old favourites were present, together with G. E. Milligen’s interesting 1910 17-h.p. Maudsley tourer with o.h.c. engine, Geoffrey Frank’s vast 1905 six-cylinder Glass Canopy tourer Panhard-Levassor, a very neat 1914 Perry light car and C. G. Duce’s beautifully restored 1925 “12/50” Alvis two-seater. Period costume is frowned on by the V.C.C., but we noticed a genuine Edwardian parasol carried by a lady in Lewis-Evans’ 1906 Darracq. The Mayor rode into Windsor on N. V. Reeves’ 1899 Benz and invited Committee members to his parlour, where the V.C.C. is the second organisation to be shown over the beautifully restored Council Chambers.
EIFELRENNEN FORMULA II & III (June 3rd)
British cars and drivers competed in both of the International events held at this year’s Eifelrennen on the Nurburg Ring. lit the Formula II race G. M. Watson and A. Gage drove new 2-litre unsupercharged Altas, while Oscar Moore drove one of last year’s H.W.Ms. The race was dominated by German Formula II cars, Paul Pietsch having a runaway win in his single o.h.c. Veritas single-seater, followed by the latest A.F.M., using a 328 B.M.W. engine. Interest was aroused by a team of D.A.M.W. cars from the Russian zone of Berlin, one of which finished seventh after a long stop on the first lap. Of the British entries Gage finished eighth, and Moore ninth, the latter having held sixth place until a plug caused a brief stop. Watson spun off the road on the first lap, losing a lot of time but then motoring quite well to bring up the rear.
In the Formula III event. British cars and drivers gave a demonstration. Ken Wharton (Cooper-Norton) led until near the end, when Ian Burgess just got by driving in the works team in place of John Cooper, the other two members finishing third and fourth. Paul Emery (Emeryson-Norton) went well in practice but retired with piston trouble in the race, while Frost’s Emeryson also retired.
1st: P. Pietsch (Veritas-Meteor), 1 hr. 23 min. 45.7 sec., 71.48m.p.h.; 2nd: F. Riess (A.F.M.), 1 hr. 25 min. 26.2 sec.; 3rd: W. Heeks (A.F.M.), 1 hr. 27 min. 36.2 sec.
Fastest lap: Pietsch (Veritas-Meteor), 11 min, 38.6 sec., 73.09 m.p.h.
1st: I. Burgess (Cooper-Norton), 1 hr. 19 min. 57.3 sec., 63.84 m.p.h.; 2nd: K. Wharton (Cooper-Norton), 1 hr. 19 min. 57.4 sec.; 3rd: W. Whitehouse (Cooper-Norton), 1 hr. 21 min. 21.3 sec.
THE BOL D’OR 24-HOUR RACE (June 3rd-4th)
Our condolences to the Aston-Martin O.C., which went to great pains to run two teams, one of ”Ulster ” Aston-Martins, driven by Robertson, Stewart and Platt, the other a mixed team of two “Le Mans” and one “Ulster” Aston-Martins, driven by Dace, Parker and Noar. Dace’s “Le Mans” had the misfortune to be involved with a Simca on a bend, two people being killed in the resultant crash, although Dace escaped with bruises. How well the other Aston-Martins fared is seen from the results :—
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION :
1st: J. Searon (1,500-c.c. Simca), 1,447.6 miles, 60.3 m.p.h.
2nd: Le Jamtel (Dergi-Redex), 1,404.7 miles, 58.47 m.p.h.
3rd: Michel (750-c.c. B.M.), 1,328.9 miles, 55.24 m.p.h.
4th: Lecerf (1,100-c.c. Lambert-D.B.),
5th: Robertson (1,500-c.c. Aston-Martin), 1,233.3 miles, 52.38 m.p.h.
6th: Mrs. Hammersley (1,500-c.c. Peugeot), 1,221.8 miles, 50.9 m.p.h.
7th: Stewart (1,500-c.c. Aston-Martin).
8th: Chauzy (Volkswagen).
9th: Noar (1,500-c.c. Aston-Martin).
10th: Monet (750-c.c. Renault).
11th: Parker (1,500-c.c. Aston-Martin).
12th: Mme. Bizeray (750-c.c. Renault).
1,500-c.c. SPORTS CARS:
1st: J. Searon (Simca).
2nd: Robertson (Aston-Martin).
3rd: Mrs. Hammersley (Peugeot).
4th: Stewart (Aston-Martin).
5th: Noar (Aston-Martin).
6th: Parker (Aston-Martin).
Thirty-five started, 15 retired.
THE R.A.C. RALLY (June 4th-9th)
This International event is referred to editorially and on page 331. Ian Appleyard proved himself the British Rally driver par excellence and the XK 120 Jaguar the fittest of road cars by winning outright this tough event. It was tragic that Derek Parker was killed when J. A. Young’s Austin A40 Sports, in whidt he was co-driver, overturned on a corner in Cornwall-his brilliant preparation and handling of his vintage. Dubonnet i.f.s. Frazer-Nash “Patience” has been a high-light of club race meetings for some years and such an enthusiastic, skilled driver will be sadly missed.
Results : FINAL TENT, BOURNTINtolITH : BEST PERPORRANCES A cepleration, cone:311m, braking. Start line A
to Hest chieane. ISO yds., to second phieltne, 150 yds., to hairpin round pylon, 180 Yds.. re-verse direction 14:0110 with braking area of 25 yds. from ilnishing hue to foul line. OpEN CARS ‘UP TO 1,500 0.0.: NI. Besquart (Jowett Jupiter),-78.92Sett.:. Mrs. Nancy Mitehell (HALO.), 80.35 stE). ; R. A. Hopkinson (M.G.), $0.88 see,; J. V. S. Brown 81.00 see. CLOSED CARS 1311 TO 1,500 c.c.: J. Readlno 53.41 see.; Dr. J. T. Spare (lowett Javelin),
84.05 sec,: I„ Shaw (M.G.), Being. with H. Galsonides on van Mark’s Jowtdt Javelin, 86.22 sec.; A. P. Warren (Riley), 86.98 see.
OPEN CAlts OVER 1,500 0.0.: 3. Appleyard (Sautiar), 73.58sec.; A. G. H. Rirrunid (Healey). 73.75 see. (but hit ‘a pylon and MO S Marten ; W. A.
Goodall (Morgan), 74.12 see.; H. G. Morgan (Morgan), 75.41 see.
CLOSED CARS OVER 1,500 0.0.: It. 1.1arper (VauElls11).
84.09 see.; I,. Parham I Bristol), 86.03 see.; S. Pentland (Citroen), 86.21 see.; Major L. Sherley-Price (Simbeitin-Talbot), 86.33 see., but overshot the foul line and lost 00 marks. (*Pox (‘ARS VP TO 1,500 C.C.:
1st. : J. V. S. Brown (HALO.), lost 120.57 MarITS, Mrs. Nancy Mitchell (11.8.0.), lost 120.61. 3rd : R. H. Hopkinson (MAL), lost 121.53. 4th : M. Besquart (Jowett Jupiter), lest 122.00. CLosED CARS UP TO l,500 0.c.: 1st : J. Readifiga (HM.), lost 124.4 Marks. 2nd : J. Van der Mirk (Jewett Javelin), lest
3rd : I.. Shaw (M.G.), lest 127.75.
.4th : S. Ohm (.1ovnitt Javelin), kist 129.92. 09EN CARS OVER 1,500 0.0.: •
14 : Ian Applcyard (Jaguar XR120), lost 109.01 marks. 2nd : P. H. G. Morgan (Morgan), lost 112.99. So!: W. A..0. Goodall (Morgan), lust 114.55. 4th : D. C. 1′. Bennett (Jaguar Xli.120),lost 116.3. CLOSED CARS OVER 1,500 0.C.:
14.: It. Harper (Valixhall). lOst, 125.03 marks. 2nd : 0. R. Hartwell (Sunbeam-Talbot), lost 126.21.
3rd : W. K. Mott (Bristol), Met 126.76. 4th : L. F. Parham (Bristol), lost 128.23. . LADIES’ PEW:SA OPEN CARS (UP TO AND OVER 4500 0.0. CONEINP,0) : Miss M. Newton .(Jaguar XX 1.20), lost 120.51. C1,0SED CARS (UP TO 1,500 0.0.) :
MISR S. Van Datum and Mrs. E. M. Wisdom, (H(nman Minx), lost 145.68. CLOSED CARS (OVER 1,51)00.0,): Not ‘0,vay(k4.1. TRAM PRIZE:
Morgan Team : W. A. G. thsidall, I’. H. 4; Morgan. %V. S. Steel.
NORTH MIDLAND M.C. MIDSUMMER ROAD AND TEST TRIAL (June 10th)
This road and test trial is to be an annual event, the award for the best performance being the Bireotes Trophy to be awarded melt year. Twenty-three competitors started from. the Norton lintel, Meadowhead, Sheffield, for the 46-milt: road section to the Crown Hotel, I law! ry, where tea and sandwiches were very welveinte ” on the flub.”
After re fres] o nent the eompet i tors drove to Bit-cotes Aerodronie for driving tests.
Congratulal ions to organisers Cali Ifarrison an4I Ted Needham on a very enjoyable afternoon’s motoring. Results : BIRCOTEN TROPHy FOR THE Ban PintrosmAsex op Tug DAV : P. IL Dickenson (MA), no marks lest ; _aggregate test Oros; 138 see. • OPEN, CLASS I:
1St : W D. Binns (Morris Minor), 2 marks iced, 152,6 see.
2nd: (M.G.), 3, 128.6 Sec.
3rd C. ft. Weston (M.G.), 4, 130 see. 01,0550, CLASS 8:
1st : .1. W. Fleetwood (Ford Frefect.),O. 141,6 see. 2nd : E. Sneath (M.G.), 0, 149 sec.
3rd : .1. Thompson (Sunbeam-Talbot), 0, 167.2 see.
LANCASHIRE A.C. MORECAMBE RALLY (June 25th-27th)
The invincible AII?leyard and his equally invincible XI: r2ii Jaguar won
Oda event., which Attracted only 35 fewer entries than the R.A.C. Rally. Results GE5E1(51, cr,Assirawerns, minnwrins CARS, IRRESPECTIVE or CAPACITY : I, E. I. Annleyard.(JAgair X K120). 117.6 sec.’ no marks lost ; 0. Holt (MM. “to “). 124 sec.; 3, D. M. Taylor (Jaguar X1(12(1). 126 sec.; 4, A. V. L. florden 126.0 sec., .• 5, T. B. Hague (Riley), 120.6 See.;
11, H. Biberfield (Morgan— “), 126.8see.. 7. B. N. Benton (Healey), 127.2 sec.’, 8, H. S. Wilson “11/ “), 127.4 See.; 9, C. R. ‘Hardman (1)i4low). 127.4 see.; 10, Mrs. IC Itegue.atiles). see.; •c. wise (Janitor), 128.8se,,.; M. ‘Richmond (11.11.0.), 128.8 tee.; .13, J. 11. Cunningham (Jaguar), 129.0 see.; 14, R. Linley ( Bugattl), 129.2 see.; 15, H. I„ S..leiferson MAL), 130.0 sec.; la, L .3. Tracey (Jaguar), 131.2 sec,: 17, .1. M. Reiss (Allard). 131.8 see.; IS, K. E. Bancroft (Ford Prefect), 132.0 sec.; 19, O. H. Samworth (Jaguar), 132.4 sec.; 20, 01. Halstead (NI.G.), 133.2 see,
GENES.% CL.AsSIFIOA.TION, SPECIALS, IRRESPROTIVE OP CAPACITY : 1, A. F. Dean (A .W.S.), 116,2 se.; 2, G. Warburton (Allard), 115.14 We: 3, .1. I.. Pattinson (Mellow), 121.6 see.; 1, U. G. Scott (MAL), 128.6 see.; 5, J. H. Ray (Jaguar), 161.2 Sec.; 6, ‘r. c. outline (11/1.44..), 131.0 see:, 7, V. Pilkington (Jaguar), 133.4 sec.; 6, J. R. Bidwell (M.G.), 1.42.8 See.; 9, B. K. Thompson (Vanguard), 148.2 see.
BEST CLOSET) CAB: 1′. C. Wise (Jewett Jupiter). CLASS. RESULTS:
VP TO 1,3000.0.. OPEN CARE: (3. It. Holt (M.O. ” Tr) “). 1,300.3,0000.c., OPEN CARS: A. V. L. Gordon 01(” 10t 1 3(.). .1000 OPEN CARS: D. IL Taylor (Jaguar X
U To 1.300 0,0., CLOSED CARS : K. E. Bancroft K 120).
L300-3,000 0.0.. CLOSED CARS: A. Cl. Inihef (Jewett, Jupiter).
(WEE 3,000e.0., CLOMP CARS: E. Ainsworth (Jaguar).
UP To 1,300 0,0., SPECIAL: D. G. Scott (51.0.). 1,300.3,000 CC. SPECIAL : J. T.. Pattlnaon (IRllow), OVER 3,000 0.0. SPECIAL O. Warburton (Allan!). LADTP,8 PRIZE: Mrs. K. Hague (lUley).
STARTING CONTROL AWARDS: Birmingham: Link*, (timgatti); &Wel: Cunane (M.O.); Leeds : Wilson (MH.); London: Boyes (Batten Special) ; Manehester : T. B. Hague (Riley); If Miley : Iliberlield (Morgan “4f4 “). CONS7OVIRS D’ELEOANCE:
UNDER 1,500 0.c. PRE-1940 A. C. Sears (19.33 Fre.m.T-Nitsh).
OVER 1,500 0.0. : E. S. Swath ((934 BiUttleY). OESERAL CLASS Un?RIt 3,000 C.C., OPEN CARS: I. NV. B. Goulding (Morris Minor).
101″ER 3.000 c.c., Om CARR : 1, Miss L. D. snow (Jaguar X K1.20).
UP TO £500, CLOSED CARS: 1, N. Quick (Nerd Consul).
1500-21)00, MISR]) tam: 1, 0. de ReIwyskow (Triumph).
OVER £900; CLOSED Cans : 1, B. L. Carat% (Jaguar).
Sriteuts: 1, J. It, -Nutter (Triumph).
W. ESSEX C.C. SOUTHEND RALLY (June Ist-3rd)
BEST PE1NPORMAN0E OP THE RAT.IN : TI, H. J. Bone
(11,2504i.c. M(L); 11. W. 1 tiliing (1.250-e.e.
M.0.) ; , .1. V. Lewis (It )8; -0., Riles-). BEST OPEN CAR : .1. 11,41v. BENT CLONED CAR ,j. -• TRAM AW,?RD : A. C. Westwisid tini(Le.e., FIAT) : A. Gordon (1.496.e.e. 1 I ; ) II. ,1, nom (1,250.e.c. MALL OPEN CARS
CP TO 1,100 CC. ‘ 1st. A. Westwood (900-c.e. FIAT); 2nd, G. N. Bimini (930-e,e. Austin).
1,101 0.1%10 I 500 c.,. II., II, (1.250-ex. M.G.); 2nd, 11. W. I/ailing (1,250-e.e.
1,501 ex, To 3,000 0.0, : 1st, ‘1’. 1′. Ilyer (2,633-ce. Jainutr); 2nd, A. It. Boraster (2,0sS-c.e. Triumph).
OVER 3,000 0.0.: 1st, tf. FiT. Byes (2,622-e.e. speetAb. I (:ARS
CV To 1,100 (1.(‘. : 1st. J. V. Lewis Riley) ; 2nd, IL 3. MeCormae (933-e.c. Ford).
LIM TO 1,500 0..0 • bit, S. Stem (1,442-e.e. Vauxhall) • 2nd, U. 3. ((west 0,125-c.e. Austin).
1,50110 9,04 0.0. ; tat. A. E. Hawkins (1.004-e.c. welscleY).; 2nd, 0. V. Webb (15100.ex, Standard).
2.001 To 3,000 0.0.: Mt, S. H. Deimy (2,275-c.c. Vanshall); 2nd, It, G. Playford (2.443-c.c. Healey). Oritit 6,000 ; 1st, M. Holder (3,022,c.c. Ford). Seser.o. TEAm.CmALLENOE : Essex Police Driving
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