The W.E.C.C. meeting at the Norfolk circuit provided a day of exciting racing and also the best weather of the Whitsun holiday. Roy Salvadori’s six drives brought him the reward of four firsts, one second and a third. Driving an Ecurie Ecosse C-type Jaguar in the Lyons Trophy event he was 11 sec. behind the winner, R. Berry (XK120), who received 1 min. 20 sec. start.
The 500-c.c. race was hard fought all the way, Don Parker leading from the start closely followed by Russell, Ball and Taylor. The latter spun off coming out of the banked corner on the last lap which certainly cost him third place. Taylor was credited with the fastest lap at 80.87 m.p.h.
T. A. Crook (Cooper-Bristol) led all the way in the 2,000-c.c. sports-car race followed by Salvadori (Maserati), both tying for fastest lap at 83..0.8 m.p.h. The Formula I event provided a mixed bag of Connaughts, Cooper-Bristols, etc., but Salvadori led them all in his 2 1/2-litre Maserati, at an average of 87.85 m.p.h. — W. J. F.