THE Mount Venus Hill Climb, ized by the Dublin Motor Club, was held on 8th, and was well supported by a sentative array of 70 sports and cars. The previous record for the was 37.4 secs., made by a Austin, but this year the course lengthened by 80 yards, so that the time of the day (38.2) made by C. H. Manders (Bugatti) really counts as a record. The same Bugatti was by M. Barrington, who clocked 38.1 Here are the full results :
Open Handkap.-1, IV. Fitzsimons (2,000 Delage), actual time 49* secs., handicap time 33/ 2, C. H. W. Menders (1,990 c.c. Bugatti), actual secs., handicap 36-7/10 sees.; 3, G. White (1,250 M.G. Magna), actual 47 secs., handicap, 38 W. T. McCalla (1,998 cc. Sunbeam), actual 40 handicap 38 secs.
White and McCalla tied for third place, White winning run off ; fastest speed by Menders at 47.11 m.p.h.
Up to 1,600 c.c. Handicap.-1, J. B. Jenkins (1,271 c.c. M.G. Magna), actual time 45* sees., handicap 34* sees.; 2, G. White (1,250 c.c. M.G. Magna), actual 47* secs., handicap 37* sees.; 3, I). P. Harris (1,496 c.c. Frazer-Nash), actual 431 secs., handicap 38i sees. Fastest speed, Harris 41.09 m.p.h.
Open Scratch Event.-1, M. Barrington (1,990 c.c. Bugatti), 381 sees; 2, C. H. W. Menders (1,990 c.c. Bugatti), 38/ sees.; 3, W. T. McCalla (1,998 c.c. Sunbeam S.), 401 secs. Winner’s speed, 46.88 m.p.h.
Around the houses, September 2009
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