THE J.C.C. OPENS THE SEASON WITH A WELL-ATTENDED RALLY—continued.
in a sad plight, while for open cars with cycle type wings there was little difficulty. A further suggestion for next year would be to fix a time limit for the manoeuvre.
The figure-of-eight course marked out for the Monte Carlo Rally competitors was the scene of the fifth test. Starting at one corner of a rectangle which was set out near the Fork, 42 by 19 yards, the cars had to describe a figure-of-eight course and emerge at the bottom corner on the same side. Thence they drove 270 yards to a hurdled enclosure in front of the Paddock Stand, in the middle of which was a tub. Maneouvring round this with one or more use of reverse gear, the cars returned 440 yards to a finishing line in front of the Fork Stand. When all four wheels had crossed the line, the back wheels had to be reversed back over the line in order to complete the test, and minimum times for each class were imposed.
Despite frenzied flag-wagging, a number of competitors did not seem to realise that they had to stop at the reversing pen, while Lionel Martin, who had to stand on the finishing line, must have had some anxious moments when old and rather brakeless cars bore down on him at the end of the 400 metre run. M.G. Midgets once more showed up to advantage owing to their short wheelbase, but the fastest time was put up by D. L. Briault on a supercharged Alta. His time of 1-17 2/5 was over 8 seconds slower than the winning V-8 Ford in the Monte Carlo Rally. Whalley who had entered his ” V-8 ” at Brooklands did not appear. The final trial of skill was a stop
and re-start on the 1 in 5 gradient of the test hill. No definite speed was required, but cars were failed if their back wheels ran back more than 12 inches. The surface was damp, but not enough to cause wheel spin, and the 16 failures were most amongst the small cars.
won the J.C.C. Tankard for best performance in the Rally, while Miss D. B. M. Evans followed up her trials performances of 1933 by winning the Ladies’ Award.
First-class Awards.—C. B. Taylor (Alta), G. H. Goodson (Austin, S.), M. H. Fortlage (Ford), Barry Appleby (Hilknan), J. Walton (Hillman), M. H.
The whole programme was completed by five o’clock for which Mr. L. F. Dyer and the officials under him deserve the greatest credit. Out of the 110 competitors, thirty obtained first-class awards, a great improvement on last year’s Rally, when only seven out of 83 were successful. J. Harrop (M.G. Midget)
Sprague (M.G.), J. Dade (M.G.), If. R. Winnicott (M.G.), Miss D. B. M. Evans (M.G.), T. W. Davidson (M.G.), T. Butler (M.G.), J. Harrop (M.G.), C. G. Fitt (M.G.), K. Westaeott (Morris), C. E. Wood (Morris), L. Sandford (Singer), Miss P. I). Goodman (Singer), A. H. Oxenford (Standard), E. Miskin (Triumph), L. Prideaux Brune (Aston Martin), H. Daintree Johnson (M.G.), J. L. Tully (M.G.), W. H. Ogilvie (Wolseley), 5. Eason Gibson (Chrysler), C. W. SabeY (Essex), D. Monro (Invieta), B. P. Farr (S.S.I), A. G. D. Clease (S.S.I), Lady Iris Capelt (Talbot), H. E. Symons (Talbot).