Le Mans 24 Hour Race
Dutch Grand Prix
Belgian Grand Prix
Whitsun Racing at Goodwood, Snetterton, Brands Hatch and Crystal Palace
Top left: Production Car. — The Triumph TR2 of Dickson/Sanderson leading Chapman in his aerodynamic Lotus in the opening stages of the Le Mans 24-hour race. The striped patterns on the headlamp are caused by sticky tape placed over the glass for an obscure enthusiastic reason, presumably to stop the glass falling out or to ward off flying stones. At night this is removed and anyway the spot-lamps would appear to be immune!
Top right: “Mimsers.” — At the rear of this gaggle of “little” cars can be seen the Jaguar of Rolt trying to find a way through on his opening lap after having difficulty getting away at the start.
Bottom: Le Mans Winner. — Hawthorn in the winning D-type Jaguar seen passing the sandbank at the exit of Tertre Rouge corner, during his spirited battle with Fangio. Apart from detailed modifications, the Jaguars were similar to those used in 1954.
Top, left: A Very Good Drive was put up in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort by Musso, whose Maserati was third to the Mercedes-Benz of Fangio and Moss.
Top, right: Understeer! — Hawthorn in the Ferrari, to which he has returned this year, on the corner behind the pits at Zandvoort.
Bottom: The Circuit Amongst the Sand Dunes. — Fangio (Mercedes-Benz) away to a good start in the Dutch Grand Prix, which he won at a canter. Following are Musso, Moss close behind him, Kling, Behra, Manzon, Hawthorn, Trintignant, Mieres, Peter Walker and CasteIlotti.
Yet Again! Archie Scott-Brown in winning form in the 1954 Lister-Bristol, this time at Snetterton.
Outclassed at Snetterton, by Scott-Brown’s Lister-Bristol, Peter Collins nevertheless tries hard in the Aston Marting DB3S.
Lap Record but Non-Finisher. — A minor collision put Collins (B.R.M.) out of action at Snetterton when he was leading the Formule Libre Race and had set a new lap record of 95.11 m.p.h.
First Lap. — C. Allison ahead of J. Russell, both driving Coopers in the third heat of the Redex Challenge Trophy Race at the Crystal Palace on Whit-Monday. Allison won at an average speed of 69.15 m.p.h.
Winner of the Belgian Grand Prix Fangio gave a fine, but unchallenged, demonstration of driving in winning for Mercédès-Benz at Spa, where he set a new lap record of 195.657 k.p.h.
Maestro! — Stirling Moss finds time to wave to Motor Sport’s photographer while cornering the Mercédès-Benz at Spa, where he finished second to Fangio in the Belgian Grand-Prix.
Musso in Maserati, — Out-paced in the Belgian Grand Prix, Musso was a couple of laps behind the leaders at Spa.
Fast Cornering in Burnenville forest by Castelloti (Lancia), hotly pursued by Farina (Ferrari) during the Belgian Grand Prix.
Duncan’s Race. — J. Duncan Hamilton led all the way from Berry, both in D-type Jaguars, in the Johnson Trophy Race at Goodwood. Anthony’s Listger-Bristol was third.
Lister v. Frazer-Nash. Scott-Russell’s Lister-Bristol leads C. A. S. Brooks’ Frazer-NAsh at Madgwick during the Goodwood Whitsun Meeting.
Oh, My Dears!Carol Fisher’s spinning Kieft-Bristol spoils Jane Mortimer’s chances in the Austin-Healey (No. 70) in the Ladies’ Race at Goodwood.
Unusual Sports Car, The Lea-Francis-engined Arnott of J. Abbott performing at Brands Hatch on May 29th in the Fawkham Trophy Race, which was won by Les Leston driving a Connaught.
Over the Verge. — Trintignant in the latest Ferrari at Spa, where he finished sixth, a lap behind the leaders.
Sleek Monster, — Castelloti at speed in his 4 ½-litre Ferrari 6-cylinder on the Mulsane straight, showing off the nice lines of the Scaglietti-built body. In front of the rear wheel is an air scoop for the tyres and in front of that a large under-bonnet air exit.
Sporting Car, — The Stoop/Becquart Frazer-Nash “Sebring” at full speed on the Le Mans back straight, the driver relaxed enough to wave at the photographer. After finishing tenth this car was driven home to England — a true sports car.
Afternoon Outing, — Fangio and Moss were never challenged seriously throughout the Dutch Grand Prix. They are seen lapping Manzon’s Gordinin, which happened several times.
Bare-Armed Maserati Driver is Mieres, cornering at Zandvoort, where he finished fourth.
Driving Styles at Zandvoort, — Top, left: Behra; Top right: Kling; Bottom, left: Moss; Bottom, right: Hawthorn.
More Lancia Misfortune, — Castelloti broke down in the Belgian Grand Prix after lapping fastest in practice and thus obtaining a front-line position on the starting-grid.
Outstanding Drive in the Belgian Grand Prix was that of Paul Frère, motoring journalist rather than racing driver, who finished fourth in his first race on this new Ferrari.
Leader of the Opposition, — Fangio leaving a corner during the Saturday-evening battle with Hawthorn at Le Mans, the 300SLR Mercedes-Benz leaning heavily outwards on its supple suspension. The missing panel to the rear of the front wheel has been left out to ease the problem should plug-changing have been necessary.
“Gloomy Sunday,” — The leading Bristol, driven by Wisdom/Fairman is seen on the wet Sunday morning of the Le Mans 24-hour race. Similar in character to the 450 saloons, this year’s Bristols were open “single-seaters”.
Speedy Spyders, — The 550 Porsches of Frankenburg/Polensky and Glockler/Juhan gave a wonderful display of high-speed reliability, running in close company for a great deal of the Le Mans race. Of six 550 models that started five finished, the leading car in the photo finishing fourth.