At “Rusty” Russ Turner’s excellent high-speed day at Ghent in Belgium, John Goddard’s turbo-supercharged 3.8-litre Bentley did 126.59 m.p.h. over the two-way kilo, but a piston burnt out as the boost rose to 24 lb., spoiling the overall time. A Maserati 350 GT was timed at 126.24 m.p.h., Barry Eastick’s new Bentley Mk. VI Special did 121.70 m.p.h. although still in process of being run-in, so not fully extended, a two-way speed equalled by Wilcock in his 8-litre Bentley, in spite of incorrect carburetter needles.
Russ Turner’s return run in the ex-Birkin blower 4 1/2-litre Bentley single-seater was ruined when one of its electric fuel pumps ceased to function, but he averaged 116.14 m.p.h. and Mrs. Patricia Gooda was timed at 114.8 m.p.h. in her husband’s Bentley S3 Continental. The weather was kind.—W. B.