BRITISH CARS TAKE FIRST THREE PLACES AT WATKINS GLEN

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••• BRITISH CARS TAKE FIRST THREE PLACES AT WATKINS GLEN

On September 23rd, just as the last issue of .Moron SPORT was being printed, the Watkins Glen race was run off in America. It was for sports cars in Le Marts trim, and they got off to a Le Mans start, to cover 15 laps of a 6.6 mile circuit, or just under 100 miles. Eddie Hall was an interested spectator ; 103 entries were received and Watkins Glen was alive with Continental cars, including Porsches, Volkswagens and tt lone Veritas, an unusual sight for America. There were, in addition, writes Chas.Lytle. more XK120 Jaguars in evidence than M.G.s ! Lots of’ fun enlivened the practice period, especially for Argetsinger, whose Heaky ” Silverstone ” had lost its wings in its first 100 miles, had a loose tail, used up innumerable Sets Of points, blew its gasket More than once, burned its valves and needed new steering gear parts. It retired in the race with two broken push-rods.

A sadness was east over the crowd, estimated at 125,000-150,000. when Sam Collier overturned his Ferrari and received fatal injuries. A Goldschmidt’s Cad illue-engined Allard J2 won at 72 Ii. from Briggs Cunningham’s Cadillac-powered Healey, with F. Walker’s Cadillac-Allard-J2 third and .1. KimberIWs ” Milk Miglia ” Ferrari fourth.