Hartlepools & Dist. M.C.



Catterick Speed Hill-Climb always attracts a large entry and plenty of spectators. On Whit-Sunday, this year, 3,000 people watched the entry of 85 cars make their two runs up the hill. The course was treacherously slippery and there were a few hair-raising moments, especially when No. 63, J. D. Wood, of the Yorkshire Sports Car Club, driving a Triumph TR2, burst a tyre, turned twice round and ended up on the moorland soil. By brilliant driving, he managed to bring the car to a halt without damage to himself, spectators or the car. Fastest time of the day was 41.85 sec., done by I. H. S. Smith, of the British Automobile Racing Club, in an A.C. Ace (Bristol).