Reports of Recent Events, November 1950
Reports of Recent Events
BENTLEY D.C. FIRLE SPEED HILL-CLIMB (Sept 24th)
E.T.D. AND IIEST 13. Sc .H.M.C. MEMDER.-1). Parker (Jaguette), 31.4 sec.
3-LITRE BENTLEIN.-D. McKenzie (ex-Lyeett), 41.0 sec. 41-LITRE UV 10″ WHEELS/0LE BENTtmrs.-R. Is. Sutcliffe, 37.4 /IOC,
ODIRR 41-LITRE 13ENTLEYS.-A. 0. Pitts, 35.72 sec. ILLOwEIL 4j-, SjAND 8-1,trak BENTLEY5.-0. Croi.ier (8411.re), 38.0 ‘sec.
3. AND 41-1.1TRE IIENTLKYS.-P. Riley, 17.0 sec. ” Oons Ann SODS “.-II.D.C. ME.MILERs,0, Harvey (De How), 37.4 sec,
Awr08-5.1.Alerts Mk II 11-LITRE” INTERNATIONALS,” -Sims, 39.4 see. ASTON-MARTIN ” ULSTER “
son, 41.0 Sec.
ASTON-MARTIN 2-Lrritg.-E. E. Covdrick, 37.6 see. Ctings-Dawns Eanztin-Nesa.-It. C. C. Palmer, 35.6 see.
LAtIONDA ItAPIERS.-11. Lumb, 47.8 kse.
2-LITRE BLOWN AND 4-j-LITItE LAOONDAS.—9′. Ifowarth. 332 nee.
Leriem Apantes.-P. L. Pulver, 44.6 sec.
G.P. DE PERIGUEUX, PARIS (Sept. 24th)
1st : R. Manson (Sinwa), t hr. 51 min. 13.8 sec. 2nd: A. Simon (8/men), 1 hr, 51 niln.14.1 sec.
3rd : Stirling 5foss (B.W.M.), 1 hr. 52 rain. 12.5 sec.
COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE M.0 AUTUMN TRIAL (Sept. 24th) DAY
itissr PERFORMANCE or THE DAY I:. IS. Hewitt (Austin Sissial), no marks lost. FIRM CLASS Awn:mg.-A. Farrar ( 13 minim loaf; 11. S. Wolitaley (Austin Ten), ig marks lost; A. Wain (M.G. Ten), 19 marks lost. SECOND CLASS AWARDS.–.E. W. ConamandertRover Sixteen). 21 marks lost; Arbuckle (Hillman Minx), 21 marks lost; P. J. Simpson (Hooey ” SlIverstom ” Special), 21 Marks los:
NORTH MIDLAND M.C. TEST TRIAL (Sept. 24th)
The best performance was made by P. Chapman (Mercury Special), whose aggregate times were 121.0 see. The thrills of the meeting were d pro who apparently
Vied by It.
‘thought kis Fair ley wotild give a better 1W110011:111CIt liii It1.13.`1’ wheels. Results : Oek:s (tnss 1st P. Chapman (Mereury Special) 2nd : D. (1. limber (11.M.W. Special) 3rd : 1. A. Parker (Allard)
4 t : R. Beasley (II J ).) … -CLosED CLAsis: let.: 11. Netherwood (manual Minx)
2nd: A. Utley (Ford’ Ton) …
121.0 see. 121.7 126.0 „ 131.3 „ 1515.4 s.fh% 151.8 „
W. HANTS & DORSET C.C. KNOTT TRIAL (Sept 24th)
There were only II vinon-starters among the 57 entries for the NVest Hants and Dorset Car Club’s annual Knott Trial on September 24th. Through the .courtesy and co-operation of the Commandant of the Royal Annnured Corps at Bovingdon, the trial started from the Camp, was mostly held on .W.D. land, and also finished at the Catnip. Competitors first tried three hills known as Heather. Cracker I, and Cracker II. The first of these was fairly easy provided the driver avoided the bog at the foot. One Dellow became so firmly stuck that a bulldozer Was _required to pull it clear, of the glutinous mud. Cracker I also had a bog at its approach, and this -caused it to be abandoned, for there was no way round. Cracker II was easy, but :spectacular, the faster ears leaping clear is oroSSed the top. Outstanding
here were K. E. 0. ‘Burgess with his superclukrged Allard, Anthony Runifitt with a NIFIlitar car, and West Hants member It. W. Faulkner, with his Mercury. The next group of hills Was about two miles away, and was known collectively as the howl .section. The first hill, Chin-chill, was a straight climb to the top of the Bowl, fait a section near the top was so steep that after two, cars had nearly fallen over backwards, the club officials ordered the .hill to. be deleted. This was a little hard on those who had climbed successfully, but there would have been an elenient of danger where Certain ears Were Concerned. Sherman’s Delight, the next hill, had two acute corners, folloWed. by a short ‘straight where the gradient was no less than one in one, i.e., 45 degrees. Not surprisingly, no one climbed it. but H. S. Sweeney, Of Bournemouth, with WA Ford Special Made an outstanding attempt. besting even Bitrgeses Ahiard The last group of hills culminated in Gallows Hill, a long, straight ,climb that has never yet been climbed by any car. On this occasion it kept its reputation. Car after car stormed up the lower slopes, only to fail in a flurry of sand from the spinning rear wheels. The first to get pear the top was Faulkner, who failed by 43 feet. Then C. R. L. Nichol) got down to 41 feet, 7 inches. After that, rain which had been threatening for some time really set in, and made the surface greasy. Practically no driver could better one -hundred feet after that, until Burgess arrived with the Allard again The white -car_ reached over 50.mp.h. in bottom gear up the lower slopes, kept going over the tuts that previous competitors had dug, and for a moment it seemed that Gallows had been beaten. Then, suddenly, two fountains of sand
shot high into the air as the rear wheels dug in, and the car stopped, less than 27 feet from the top. Practically every car in the trial was specially built for the job, many engines were supercharged, as much *eight as possible was concentrated at the rear to help in obtaining wheel grip’, and most of the drivers had been enumeting in trials For years. Amongst this eon-spotty was one Perfectly ordinary little Morris Eight tourer, driven by a W.H.D.C.C. member front Blandford. G. Cooper. Cooper and his lady navigator, soaked to the skin, none the less phaided round the entire course and attetnpied every IMF III the twelve hills. They did riot climb a Single one, but they did try, and they did finish, which was more than four other competi
tors did. Results :
Ksorr COP (best performance of the clap). -K. H. 0. Burgess (3,1117-c.C. Allard, sic.). SHIP Cyr (host pertommnee by -a member).-It. W. Faulkner (4,000.c.e. Mercury). VISITORS’ CUP (beat Derformanes by a member of the invited dub/U.-IL Hopkinson (1.172-c.c. Ford-Andln, UNDER 1,500-C.C. CLIP (best performance by a car
with an engine enpacRY of under 1.500 A. W. LilleY (1,172-ex. A.W. Special, sic.).
UNLIMITED CUP (best perfornetnce by e car over 1,500 ex,).-H. Cocker (3,622-ex. HAI Special). -. I”, O CD011 FIRST CLASS AW ARDS.-D (k)tton Special) ; W. H.. Waring (I, l72-co. K. B. Wadsworth (1,172-c.c. Ford) ; .0.13. /hall (1,175-e.c. Ford) : A. ittuntitt (3,920.e.O. Allard, a/c.): .1. T. Spare (1,172.c.e. Whiteford); J. Readino 11,781.e.o. Regent. sic.) ; L. J. Mini:An (1,172-ex. Betsy); C. It. I. Nichol! (3,622-c.c. Ford), SECOND CLASS AwAnns.-A. M. 11. Mattock (1,081-c.c. Austin/Ford) ; C. (.7orbistdcy (1,446-ex. ; 11. Fitzwater (1,067-ex. Riley Special); A. K. A. Day (1,172-ex. Dellow, sic.) ; J. D. SiWitrutn (1,172-c.c. Shietnari Special, efi.:); E. 0, Spence (1,172-e,e. Spence ; A. K. Jack man (1.172-c.c. sie.),
TRAM PRIZE.–4,alidldi Provocalores Team, consisting of K. E. 0. Burgas. It. W. Faulkner and A. 0. Indio( (1,172.e.c. Imhof Special. s/e.). 11108T(n. MC. k L.C.C. versus W,11.1.1.C.C. DerunMit St021.1) (Mr the 1.mt aggregate performance by throe members of the two cluhs).–Bristol chi, (Burgess, Itc.calass.and spare).
EAST ANGLIAN M.C. BUTLIN’S RALLY(September 27th-30th)
BUTIaN’S TIOn3IS IOR REST PERFORMANCE.-I.
Appluyard INKt2o Jaguar).
GlomoarLy Trioeur.—11. Kemp-Place (Bentley). Novion’s AWARD.-.D. F. neat (Allard).
LADIEs’ PRIZE.-Mlas Barrett (Singer).
SeECIALS’ A WAlth.-j. P. Chapman (Mercury Special).
TEAM Plut14.-AInsworth (Healey), Appletard (Jaguar) and Smith (jaguar).
S.S.C.C. BO’NESS SPEED HILL CLIMB (September 30th)
VETERAN CC. EASTBOURNE RALLY (Sept. 30th) 1151.1.N.:
MAIDSTONE & MID-KENT M.C. GRAVESEND SPEED TRIALS (October 1st)
NOTTINGHAM S.C.C. GAMSTON MEETING (October 7th)
B.A.R.C.” SCARBOROUGH RALLY” (October 7th)
B.A.R.C. (YORKSHIRE CENTRE) ” WILSON TROPHY” SPORTING TRIAL (October 8th)
750 CLUB WROTHAM CUP TRIAL (October 8th) MI