VSCC Oulton Park (June 16th)

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MARTIN MORRIS was the outstanding driver at this sunny Seaman Trophies Meeting. winning both the Seaman Memorial Trophy races, He won the I listoric race in his ERA, leading from lap 2 after the BentleyNapier had out-accelerated hint. Lindsay in the ERA “Remus” was in hot suit and Arnold-Forster in his ERA got the aero-engined car on lap 4. The Napier then ran out of fuel and •Waller took fourth and Bill Morris ;ERA. position, which is how they finished. Martin drove Morten’s 4;-litre Bentley in the race, led for two laps, then Moilao in Bugatti went past. On lap 5 of this race the throttle connection fell off the so llamish was much delayed and the ran on to a comfortable victory, followed Morley’s Pacey-I lass-an Bentley and Bentley. Moffatt had the satisfiLtion of lap, at 79.39 m.p.h., Martin Morris this honour in the other race, at 84.52 The 12-lap Aficomers’ Scratch Race was absolute walk-over for Corner, whose 250F won by 55.6 sec. without having to at more than 84.95 m.p.h. Lindsay was magnificently in “Remus” and was about demohsh Simp’son Cooper-Bristol Mien a brake grabbed. When this happened a second time at Lodge Corner a .shoe broke up and affected the steering, so he was obliged to stop. Kergon was third in Bill Morris’ ERA. In the short handicaps Dick Smith scored a longawaited win in the Frazer Nash,GN race in his Meadows-engined Nurburg. from Guy Smith’s very fast Alvis-‘Nash and McWhir’s AC Six-powered ‘Nash from Ireland. In the race mainly for Morgan three-wheelers these made minee-meat of the four-wheeled opposition, finishing in the order: Wood. Caroline, Angell. Caroline’s 1928 model lapping, at 72.03 m.p.h. It •was a truly splendid sight. larper’s 1922 Morgan lifting its inside front wheel within an ace of rolling. Tuer putting the power on early’ out of Lodge and Angell contriving to slide his single rear wheel. A 1937 Citroen Light 15 drophead was an unusual runner. In another race an o.h.v. OH’ led a s.v. Amilcar. The first handicap was a Riley benelit,.Collins’ 1930 Nine Special winning from Fleming’s 1937 0-litre, Graham’s Delage third. Newton’s 1938 I is-litre IIRG won the last-but-one handicap from the yellow Attenborough Special, which

has a 2-litre Aston Martin engine and K3 MG back axle. Clutton went very fast in his Type 43 Bugatti to finish third, taking to the country at Old I tall corner in the thick of the traffic. An excellent afternoon’s racing was concluded when Pack’s Aston Martin-Riley kept ahead of Rogers’ not-in-the-tradition home-built sportsAC and Stewart’s Bentley, in the final 4-lap handicap.

On its second appearance the BentleyNapier, of ‘which much had been expected, non-started with a fuel blockage-and Corner’s ERA R413 was a non-runner due to surging oilpressure. Kenneth Neve’s London-Edinburgh Rolls-Royce vim the Cheshire Life Concours d’Elegance Trophy.-W.B. Results : Seaman Historic Trophy ,ERA). 82.45 m.p.h. Seaman Vintage Trophy

r liem 75.55 m.p.h. Allcorners’ Scratch Race : 8.1.04 m.p.h.

Leaders in N101’08 S,PoRT Brooklands Memorial Trophy Contest : Llewellyn Ole alleyNapier . Mat:don ild Lagonda, and Morris ‘ERA and Beniky•. pomts rich, Next round : VSCC Silrerstsne Mcomg. July 2Ist. Race : M. H. Morris

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