The entry was disappointing, two of the spors-car classes having only three runners, the 1 1/2-litre racing car class two, and the 2-litre rating car class only one. F.T.D. was made by Michael Christie’s Kieft 1,100. Tyrer broke Willis’ 1 1/2/3-litre sports-car record by 0.25 sec. The 500 c.c.-class record fell three times, H. L. Williams’ Cooper beating Rogers’ old figure by 0.4 sec. Peter Collins beat his own 1 1/2-litre-racing-car-class record by 0.16 sec. Allard ran his four-wheel-drive Steyr-Allard for the first time, but was beaten by Stubberfield’s Bugatti by 0.51 sec. Rain marred the second half.
CLASS WINNERS :
VINTAGE CARS: C. W. P. Hampton (Bugatti “Black Bess”), 64.25 sec.
1 1/2-LITRE SPORTS CARS, NON-S/C.: G. A. Ruddock (H.R.G.), 51.60 sec.
1 1/2-LITRE SPORTS CARS, S/C.: C. D. F. Buckler (Buckler), 53.18 sec.
1 1/2/3-LITRE SPORTS CARS, NON-S/C.: G. Tyrer (B.M.W.), 50.23 sec.
1 1/2/3-LITRE SPORTS CARS, S/C.: G. D. Parker (Jaguette), 49.90 sec.
OVER 3-LITRE SPORTS CARS, NON-S/C.: G. Warburton (Allard), 49.28 sec.
500 c.c. RACING CARS: H. L. Williams (Cooper), 47.54 sec.
500-1,100 c.c. RACING CARS: M. A. H. Christie (Kieft), 46.95 sec.
1,101-1,500 c.c. RACING CARS: P. J. Collins (Cooper 1,260-c.c.), 47.13 sec.
1,501-2,000 c.c. RACING CARS: R. L. H. Sievwright (Bugatti), 53.19 sec.
2,000 c.c. RACING CARS: P. J. Stubberfield (Bugatti), 47.05 sec.