To raise funds for the R.A.F. Escaping Society; which helps the widows and orphans of those courageous men who lost their lives assisting R.A.F. and allied airmen to escape during the war, a new Austin-Healey is offered as first prize in a competition which involves forecasting the-average speeds of the first three cars to finish in the B.A.R.C. Nine Hours’ Sports-Car Race at Goodwood on August 20th.
The Austin-Healey has-been presented by H. Shale. Entry in this deserving competition costs 5s. a go. Clubs can obtain £5 books of tickets from the Organising Secretary, S. Miller, R.A.F. Escaping Society, 83, Portland Place, London, W.1. Old Brooklands’ habitués will no doubt wish to enter when they recall that the Society’s founder, Viscount Portal of Hungerford, was once a competitor at the Track at the wheel of a 1914 4 ½-litre Berliet, as recounted on page 195 of volume one of “The Story of Brooklands” (Grenville Publishing Co.).