RECORDS AT NTLIIERY.
After weeks of preparation, the Derby Special, as it is now called, was taken out by Mrs. Stewart on April 5th for an attack on the 1 mile flying start record in Class E, previously standing to the credit of the same car (but before its modifications at the Derby factory) at a speed of 136.26 m.p.h. The car proved to be in great form, and succeeded in setting up a new record in 26.11 seconds, at a speed of 137.85 m.p.h., and this has now been officially confirmed by the I.A.R.A.C. Other records now officially confirmed are two lots of Citroen figures as follows :
CLASS D. (UP TO 3,000 c.c.).
Citroen, 6 cyl., 2,722 c.c., driven by Boillot, Duray, Guyot, Haubourdin, Wagner and Bonnes, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000 and 10,000 miles, 4,000, 5,000 15,000 and 20,000 kilometres, 2 to 8 days, at speeds varying from 72.87 m.p.h., to 74.73 m.p.h.
Previous records held by Invicta and Citroen.
CLASS F. (1,500 c.c.). Citroen, 4 cyl., 1,454 c.c., driven by C. Marchand, L. Marchand, Fortin, COMbettes, Presale and de Bodecot, 3,000,
4,000 and 5,000 miles, 4,000, 5,000 and 10,000 kilometres, 2 to 5 days, at speeds varying from 61.68 m.p.h. to 61.88 m.p.h. Previous records held by Singer and Fiat. In addition, a 4 cyl. Ford has taken a group of records in Class “C,” all of which have been confirmed. They are as follows :
CLASS C (UP TO 5,000 c.c.). Ford, 4 cyl., 3,287 c.c., driven by C. Marchand, L. Marchand, Fortin, Combettes, Presale, Vaillant, and Bertreaux. 5,000, 10,000 miles, 10,000, 15,000 and 20,000 kilometres, 3 days to 7 days, at speeds varying from 77.57 m.p.h. to 78.08 m.p.h. Previous
records held by Hotchkiss.
Finally, the 1 hour and 200 kilometre Class C records recently broken by Kaye Don and G. E. T. Eyston have now been confirmed.
At the time of going to press the 10 h.p. Citroen, sponsored by the Yacco Co., is still circling the track, and has now taken 52 records to date, having been travelling for 33 days and some 50,000 miles.
Plans are on foot to make an attempt on the Class D 24 hour record now held by Duff and Barnato on a Bentley at 95 m.p.h. The car to be used is a 20 h.p. Citroen Six, and will be driven by Marchand and Fortin. The .attempt is being arranged by the Spidoline Co.
Kaye Don is preparing the 4.9 Bugatti for an attack on the World’s One-Hour record, at present held by Eyston on the Panhard. The car has been sent to Molsheim for final tuning.