INDIANAPOLIS soo (May 30th)
In the most successful attempt by a European entered car in the Indianapolis 500, Jack Brabham finished ninth in his special 2.7-litre Cooper out of the twelve finishers. The race was won by A. J. Foyt in the Bowes Seal Fast Special at an average speed of 139.130 m.p.h. only 8.3 See. in front of Eddie Sachs in the Dean Van Lines Special while Rodger Ward who also competes in sports-car and European-style single seater racing finished third in the Sun City Special. tat A. J. Foyt (Bowes Seal Fast Spd.) 2nd: E. Sachs (Dean Van Lines Spl.) 3rd : R. Ward (Sun City Spl.)
.. 139.130 m.p.h.
V.S.C.C. LIGHT CAR RALLY (June nth)
Lady Rachel Trophy (best performance): H. Moffatt (x917 Lagonda). xst Class Awards: H. de Salis (1925 Austin Seven), R. Bradshaw (1928 Morris). and Class Awards: J. Borchelt (1922 Hands), M. Angell (1925 Morris). 3rd Class Awards: M. Applebee (1922 Morris), A. Jones (1929 Austin).
FLEET CARNIVAL RALLY (June 18th)
Organised by Mrs. W. Boddy and judged by Col. O’Gorman, Chief Engineer of the R.A.C., Captain G. E. T. Eyston, 0.B.E., Capt. Weeks, L. J. Archer, Inspector P. J. Hallam of Fleet Constabulary, Dudley Noble of the I.A.M., B. Cobb, Mrs. Stoneham, A. Thornton, J. Bland, F. Joyce, and R. Carter, this event attracted a big crowd. Youngsters filed through the cab of J. Fisher’s 1924 Foden steam wagon, which was afterwards driven by the r8-year-old Carnival Queen, while Dudley Gahagan obliged with a lap in his 2-litre E.R.A.
!tomtits:— Cars up to 1911: rat, D. Inchley and L. Williamson (1950 Renault); and, J. Chalcroft (1912 Unic).
Cars, 1917-1930: rat, D. Inchley and L. Williamson (5923 Autocrat); 2nd, A. Albon (1927 Austin Seven?; 3rd, Lt. Col. Gresham (1926 Sunbeam 1. Cars, 1935.’5945: 1st. J. Blanks 1938 Hotchkiss); 2nd, J. Farmer (1935 Morris . Post-War Cars: 1st, F. Robinson (1956 Vauxhall Velox).
Vintage Motorcycles: rat, K. Hatfield (1952 Motosacoche); 2nd, S./Ldr. Knight (1914 Douglas).
Commercial Vehicles to 1935i rat, Dennis Apprentice (1914 Dennis fireengine); and, J. Fisher (:924 Fatten steam wagon). Elegant Lady and Car: 1st: E. Wooley (i897 Daimler and girl in period costume); 2nd, R. Tapley (1926 Bean and lady in ” ‘twenties ” clothes). S.T.D. Members: set, F. Joyce (1933 Sunbeam Speed 20); 2nd, A. Durnford
(1925 Sunbeam 1440).