IT is with the greatest regret that we have to record the death of BrigadierGeneral Warren de Vere Sa.dlierJackson, in a motor accident on the Boulogne—St. Quentin Road on Saturday, May 21st. Known to the majority of sporting motorists as a recent entrant to the competition field of motoring at the wheel of a 2,300 c.c. Bugatti, he had a host of other interests.
There can be few men who have had such a variously adventurous life, and his whole record is one of action. A noted polo player and big-game hunter, he served in the South African War, gaining among other decorations the D.S.O. In the late War he was twice wounded, and awarded the C.M.G., Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre with Star, and bar to D.S.O. He also took the Russian Relief Force to Archangel. The motoring fraternity will join in mourning his loss.
The Bugatti Owners’ Club’s Speed Hill Climb.
IN four classes out of a total of six, honours went to ” visitors ” at the Bugatti Owners’ Club’s Speed Hill Climb held at Chalfont St. Peter on May 21st. Outstanding performances were made by K. Hutchison on a very smart T.T. Replica Frazer-Nash, Steele’s Invicta saloon, Maclachlan’s Lea-Francis and Seyd’s Austin.
The standard of driving was not particularly high, missed gears spoiling several climbs, while many drivers would have made better performances if they had not changed up so early on the final run up the hill.
Fastest time of the day was made by Noel Carr on his very fast 2-litre Bugatti. The loose surface told against the light weight of “The Terror,” the car tending to skid off the road every time Nash put his foot down.
TOURING CARS. 1,100 C.C., 6 1,500 c.c.
1. K. Hutchison (Frazer-Nash), 26.4s.
2. P. J. Field (Bugatti), 29.8s.
3. L. G. Bachelier (Alvis), 30.8s. Ovtn 2,500 c.c.
1. T. S. Steele (Invicta), 28.5s.
2. K. W. Bear (Bugatti), 28.6s.
3. J. S. Steele (Invicta), 28.9s. SPORTS CARS. UP TO 850 C.C. I. V. I,. Seyd (Austin), 26s.
2. J. C. Elwes (Austin), 27.4s.
3. K. D. Evans (M.G.), 28.9s. 1,100 c.c., 6 1,500 c.c.
1. A. N. L. Maclachlan (Lea Francis), 24.8s.
2. K. Hutchison (Frazer Nash), 25.6s.
3. R. reatherstonhaugh (Alfa-Romeo), 26.3s. 1,500 c.c.-2,500 c.c.
1. W. K. Faulkner (Bugatti), 24.5s.
2. L. G. Bachelier (Bugatti), 25.1s.
3. J. R. Jeffress (Alfa-Romeo), 25.4s. RACING CARS. ANY CAPACITY.
1. N. A. Carr (Bugatti), 22.7s.
2. J. Lancaster (Bugatti), 23.3s.
3. R. G. J. Nash (Frazer-Nash), 24.2s.
British Road Circuit. was made in a recent
ENTION was made in a recent issue of MOTOR SPORT of the fact
that a scheme for a road racing circuit on a site in Hertfordshire, which had the vital assets of a fine hill, a chalk foundation, and easy access from London, was in process of development. Writing of this, a MOTOR SPORT representative says:—
“I was down at the site not long ago with Earl Howe, one or two other pressman and the enthusiasts who initiated the scheme. Seeing that the site was designed by nature, its suitability for a road race circuit is almost uncanny. The hill will give wonderful opportunities for a really spectacular course, and the whole face of it is in good view of the rest of the
site. The proposed circuit will be 4 to 5 miles in length, with a straight of about one mile in one part, and will try every feature of a car to its utmost. A number of famous drivers have inspected the site and were all intensely enthusiastic.
Those who are working on it are very wisely getting on without making a song about it before they have every detail worked out, and I must therefore keep further particulars of it till a later date. I hope soon, however, to be able to publish full details.”
Cape Town—Johannesburg Record.
FOLLOWING on his success in the Durban-J &burg record, Mr. Gordon Collins, the South African racing motorist, has now acquired the record from Cape Town to Johannesburg for cars
of unlimited capacity. He knocked I hour 28 minutes off the existing record and covered the 956 miles in 21 hours 10 minutes. Previously to this the Cape TownJo’burg record had always stood to the credit of a high-powered American car, the American organisations in South Africa having spent thousands of pounds
in producing special cars for the purpose. Mr. Collins’ car was a standard Riley Overseas tourer which had already cov
ered 21,000 miles of demonstration work during the Riley company’s recent sales campaign in South Africa. The road from Cape Town to Jo’burg is in an appalling condition in many places, over three-quarters of it consisting of rough veldt tracks. There are numerous rivers to cross and the route includes
the famous St. Lowry Pass and the crossing of the Hex River Mountains. At times it rises to over 6,000 feet. The tools, carburetter, radiator, etc., were all sealed and the seals were unbroken
at the end of the trip, when it was found that the petrol consumption averaged 30 miles per gallon.