Pictorial Review

“Daily Express” Silverstone B.O.C. Prescott West Hants Ibsley V.S.C.C. Silverstone and A.M.O.C. Snetterton

Top: First Line Frenchman. — Jean Behraa drove splendidly for Gordini at the “Daily Express” International Trophy Meeting, finishing second in the Final

Bottom: 1954 Ferrari. — Gonzalez drove in new-found, skilled form at Silverstone to net all the prizes possible for Ferrari. He is seen in the new F.I. Ferrari with which he won the first heat of the International Trophy Race, afterwards changing to a 1953/54 Ferrari to win the Final.

British Challenger. — Alan Brown got good results at Silverstone from G. A. Vandervell’s 2-titre Vanwall Special, until it burst an oil pipe. Note the cooling tubes over the nose of the car in lieu
of a normal radiator.

Lagonda Returns To Racing. — Reg Parnell driving David Brown’s new 4 1.2-litre V12 Lagonda at Silverstone, level with the Type C Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar of Ninian Sanderson. The Lagonda will have to find more “steam” before Le Mans.

Another New One. — Peter Whitehead in his impressively compact, all-enveloping new Cooper-Jaguar Sports car at Silverstone. At the moment it, too, would benefit from higher boiler pressure.

Unlucky No. 7. — Stirling Moss’s new Formula I Maserati after its de Dion tube had broken at Club Corner in the final of the International Trophy Race. It was beaten by Prince Bira’s sister car in heat one.

Snetterton’s Bump will doubtless be levelled out before another meeting. Here Leston’s Cooper leads Russell’s Cooper over this hazard.

Close-Coupled. — Jimmy Stewart leading a group of cars, but a long way behind the B.R.M. at Ibsley. Sanderson (Jaguar) and Graham Whitehead’s Ecurie E.R.A. close on Stewart’s tail.

“Motor Sport” Trophy Leader after the V.S.C.C. Silverstone was A. J. Nurse’s Riley Nine.

“Vintage” Aston Martin Winner. — C. H. Sutcliffe, the limit man, winning his race at Snetterton.

Vintage Victor. — Len Gibbs’ Riley Nine was never really challenged during the Ibsley vintage handicap. He won at 65.08 m.p.h.

Bunched 500s. — A scene at the first bend after the start of Formula III race at Ibsley. Tyrrell’s Cooper leads Loens’ Staride and the Revis, with Taylor’s Staride on the extreme outside.

750 Formula. — W. E. Wilk’s Austin coming out of Paddock Corner at the W. Hants and Dorset C.C. Ibsley meeting.

Close Shave. — Geoffrey Tapp’ Buckler scrapes past J. N. Sparrow’s Morgan; a tense moment at Court Corner during the lbsley meeting.

Four-Wheel-Brakes versus Two. — A. R. Miller in W. S. Melville’s 30/98 Vauxhall just fends off J. G. Sears’ 1914. T.T. Sunbeam, a smaller-engined car with back brakes only.

Appleyard In The Lead. — The White Mk. VII Jaguar saloon, driven by Ian Appleyard, winning the Touring Car Race ahead of the Jaguars of Rolt and Moss.

Daimler Debut in Competition. — The Daimler Conquest saloon of Reg. Parnell in process of winning the 3-litre class of the Silverstone Touring Car Race. Immediately behind it is Adams’ Jaguar and coming up behind is Abecassis’ Daimler.

As Fast As A Formula I Car. — Gonzales taking it easily in the wet in the 4.9-litre sports Ferrari which won the “Daily Express” sports-car race very easily, leaving the Jaguars and even Abbecassis’ H.W.M. far behind.

Aerodynamic Efficiency. — Colin Chapman made no mistakes at Silverstone, winning his class in the Sports-Car Race in his new M.G.-engined aerodynamic Lotus.

Brilliant Performance. — Leslie Brooks, in a standard three-cylinder D.K.W. Zonderclasse, led the Morris Minor and Standard Eight contingent at Silverstone, in spite of the use of o.h.c. 918-c.c. engines in the Morris.