THE FERODO CHART
At Olympia the Ferodo people showed a complete range of Ferodo brake and clutch linings, and a very ingenious working model of a saloon car, equipped with miniature brake drums and Ferodo brake linings, with which the working of the Ferodo Brake Efficiency Indicator was easily demonstrated. The well-known Ferodo Chart of Braking performance, compiled by Mr. F. J. Field, director and chief engineer of the company, was available in a new form, so that it can be carried in a coat pocket and adjusted to indicate stopping distances and braking efficiencies for any
car, providing the speed of the car used in conjunction with either the reading on a Ferodo Efficiency Indicator or the actual stopping distance in feet. If you did not procure one of these useful calculators at the show they are available from Ferodo, Limited, at Chapel-en-leFrith. Ferodo linings were used extensively by racing drivers during 1935, featuring in Sir Malcolm Campbell’s record runs, Dixon’s T.T. victory, Cobb’s win in the 500 Mile race, etc.
THE ” MELLOTONE”
Messrs. Joseph Lucas showed a complete exhibit of well finished, practical electrical equipment. Battery equipment for every requirement was of interest to winter motorists, arid Lucas batteries now have a very convenient, automatic
acid-Xevel indicator. The new Lucas wind-tone ” Mellotone ” dual electric horns were in great demand amongst purchasers of new sports-cars, ail(‘ enthusiastic long-distance drivers were examining the wide variety of lighting equipment.
Some particularly useful bulb-carriers were shown. Dynamo and ignition sets, screen-wipers, and trafficators for every type of car formed an important part of the Lucas display.
R.A.C. TOURIST TROPHY RACE, 1935 The brochure customarily issued by the
Royal Automobile Club in connection with the Tourist Trophy Race, containing the lap times of all of the competing cars, is now available for the 1935 event. In addition to the lap times, the finishing order of all cars that completed the course is given, together with times taken and the average speed ; also the fastest lap, number of laps completed, and the leaders on handicap at half-hourly intervals throughout .the race.
Copies of the brochure have been circulated to all entrants and drivers, and a limited number are available to the general public, price 5s., on application to the Secretary, R.A.C., Pall Mall, London, S.W.1.
SOUTH AORICAN GRAND PRIX
So small were the proceeds obtained from South Africa’s last year’s Grand
Prix on Prince George track that special precautions are to be taken this year on January 1st, to ensure better financial returns. It was estimated that although a record crowd of 70,000 spectators enjoyed the race, only about 10 per cent. paid the compulsory fee.
The race cost the city over £2,000 the Council having subscribed only £300, the other expenses expecting to be cleared by the ” gate ” money.
The course will now be shortened, and toll gates erected so that a view can only be obtained by payment.
This year the prize money has been trebled and to help meet expenses the organisers have asked the City Council for £1,000. Over £750 has been subscribed by other city bodies and private individuals and it is estimated that the new arrangements will result in a good return this year.
The lap has been cut down to just under 12 miles—last year it was just over 15.
Expectations are running high as to whether Lord Howe or Jean Pierre Wimille, the French champion, both of whom are driving identical 3,300 c.c. -Bugattis, will beat Whitney Straights last S.A. Grand Prix record.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
A. Arnold & Co., sports and stop watch manufacturers, of 122, .91. John Street, have removed to larger premises, at 19, Clerkenwell Road, London, E.C.1, where they will be pleased to see their numerous customers.
At the same opportunity, Messrs. Arnold have now issued a new catalogue and showcard, which will be sent to any reader on request.
The telephone number remains as previously, Clerkenwell 6240.