On May 5th the B.R.D.C. has a very full day’s racing at Silverstone on the occasion of the annual Daily Express Trophy Meeting. There will be the usual 500-c.c., production-touring-car, and sports-car races to offset the International Trophy race for Formula 1 cars. So many entries have been received for the sports-car race that it will be run off in two parts, each over 25 laps (75miles), for cars of up-to and over 1½ litres, respectively. In the former a fierce Cooper/Lotus battle is sure to rage and in the latter Moss (Aston Martin DB3S) will meet Hawthorn in the latest version of works D-type Jaguar. The touring-car race should be enlivened because Moss hopes to pit a Mercedes-Benz 300S against the Mk. VII Jaguar saloons which usually dominate this event, and Parnell will drive Metcalfe’s TS Borgward saloon. The International Trophy will have a fine field of the leading Formula 1 cars. Details of what spectator accommodation remains are obtainable from the Daily Express offices in Fleet Street.
On May 6th the Bugatti O.C. has its International Speed Hill-climb at Prescott, near Cheltenham.
Witsun is going to be a busy time for enthusiasts, for on the Saturday there is a National Open Race Meeting of the West Essex C.C. at Snetterton, and on Whit-Monday there is another big meeting at Goodwood (details from the B.A.R.C., 55, Park Lane, W.1) and a National Open Meeting of the B.R. & S.C.C. at the Crystal Palace circuit in London.
James Watt, who has been in turn with Triumph, S.S., Healey, Austin, David Brown and Bristol, has now joined the Rootes Group.
Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams
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