Tom Dickson in the Ecurie Ecosse Cooper-Climax Monaco Wins Big Sports-Car Race at 88.46 m.p.h.
Before a disappointingly small crowd the B.A.R.C. Goodwood Meeting at Whitsun was run off with traditional efficiency in unexpected cold weather following a heat-wave over most of the holiday.
The first race, the Cibie Cup 10-lap scratch eontest for four-seater closed cars, looked like a victory for Blytienstein’s no-longer-young but fast Borgward. The Gentian car led for eight laps but. was challenged strongly by the remarkable Austin A40s of Lawrence and Gaston. Gaston had passed his rival into second place and went on to take the Borgward. which was now banging back as if with weakening brakes: although the Cermatt car re-passed Lawrence’s A40 along Lavant Straight the Austin went in front again into Woodeote on the final lap. filyclenstein hitting the hurdles at the dreaded ch iranr. Gaston won by a clear second. at 72.91 m.p.h..
but Lawrence made fastest lap, at 74.10 m.p.h. Clarke drove a good race, mainly on his own, finishing fourth in his oddly-finished A40, but. behind, Merfield’s Ford New Anglia managed to stave off hedges’ A40 by 0.2 of a see. after some very dicey driving, often on two wheels, the Anglia rolling dangerously. whereas the Seuderia Light Blue’s Austin looked as steady as a rock. Sutton led all the way in the 10-lap 4 Ittasport Series Scratch Race. to win at 70.1.7 m.p.h. in his four-cylinder Austin Healey 100, its hood up. Sargent could do nothing about this in Le Fort’s-3.4 Jaguar saloon. which finished two seettuds behind. These two tied for fastest lap, with 79.7 m.p.h. Behind calm, the Elites of Burrell and Williams tu dontinate the u1i-to-1,600-e.e. class. and Gaston’s Sprite won the upto-1,000-e.e. class front Naylor’s Sprite. It was IlOt a very -inspiring even t The big race of the day was the 21-lap Whitsun Trophy, for non-s:c. sports ears, with Le Mans start. The }.curie Ecosse brought a 24-litre Cooper-ClimaxiMonaco on their Magnificent new Commer workshop lorry and this stood them ill good stead, for Tom lfiekson led from start to filliSh, winning by Mt less than 24.8 see.. after lapping at 91.72 m.p.h.. whereas the other fieurie Ecosse entry,
McKay’s J watt never oil the leader board. Graham even1118 fly got past Marty n, these two 2-litre Lotus ears finishing second and third, ahead of Con roller’s big Lister-Jaguar and a couple of Jaguar Ds. Maurice Charles appeared almost unable to control his Jaguar D and es/clumsily broke a headlamp on Graham’s Lotus. ‘Fltere ‘acre many retirements, including Mike Taylor’s Lotus. with ignition trouble. 1,,iunt de Salis won the I Hitre elass at 81.97 ra.p.11,. this tieing a Lotus benefit. Nest came a refreshing change, in the form of a 10-lap seratch race for pre-war rating ears. The E.B.A.s of Day :tud Murray. Bill Moss in MitiltrAlfa-Romeo and the Senderia Alta-Romeo nonstarted. but the remaining 11`11 ears put on a line rare. Chapman just led for most of the way in the Teehnauto ifs. 112A E.R.A., but Sehellenberg. doing his usual fantastic drive in the Hassan-Bentley. now with Armstrong shotk-absorbers to damp its front axle, and Gootlhew in the Delage-E.R.A. fought a memorable battle, swapping plat-es along Lavant Straight, where Ow 8-litre was slower to gather speed after thie. corner than the blown Then, on lap eight. Goodhew went ahead and instead of the gap of a length he pulled right away from Chapman. to win by 3.2 sec., at 78.62 m.p.h., Schellenberg a glorious third. It was nice to see the Derby-Maserati racing for the first time since before the war, driven by A. 0. Ellis. itin its tiC eight-valve engine began to spit and it retired. Surprisingly. Freeman’s Aston Martin lost is lap at the pits, Burton’s
modified Bentley was never on form and Cuff Lago-Talbot. with porous head, and the Hon. P. Lindsay’s E.B.A. R5B ” Reams ” retired. Waller overturned his very original E.R.A.11913 at Madgwick but was unhurt, giving Burton an undeserved fourths place. ahead or the oC Maserati and the Aston Martin. flextull’s ‘[‘a2 won the Marque Scratch Race at 78.94 m.p.h. from MeCowen’s A.C.-Bristol and Turner’s Austin Healey 3000, and the lust race, a handicap. went to Kerrison’s Lotus, ut 84.33 m.p.h.. from Dickson’s Cooper (which made fastest lap, at 93.1 m.p.h.) and
Yeates’ Lister-Bristol.—W. B.