MOTOR SPORT IN SIAM
When Siam was not represented on the A.I.A.C.R., the Siamese driver, “B. Bira,” could only compete through the courtesy of the R.A.C., which granted him a licence. This he used to such good effects that he won the B.R.D.C. Road Racing Gold Star in 1936-37-38.
The Royal Automobile Association of Siam is now represented °lithe A.I.A.C.R., and the first motor competition, held under the International Sporting Code, was staged in Bangkok on Sunday, March 19th. It took the modest form of a series of speed events and other tests on a 100 metre course laid out in the middle of a big square outside the City Park. Fiftynine cars and five motor-cycles took part in the four separate events. These were speed trials, start, stop and restart tests, fine driving test through obstacles made of straw bales, and a turning test in a small space. Coach work competitions preceded the speed events in the morning. The latter were scheduled to begin at 2 a.m., but had to be postponed for an hour owing to a tropical downpour, Several Europeans took part with R.A.A.S. Competition Licences. Cars
competed in separate classes, and a complicated system of allotting marks was devised to obtain an outright winner of the Premier Award, the King’s Cup.
This resulted in a tie between Islai Sault (Morris) and an Englishman Mr. G. Brocktnann (M.G.).
“B. Bira ” acted as Chief Marshal.
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