THEE S.U.N.B.A.C SILVERS

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THE S.U.N.B.A.C. SILVERSTONE MEETING

S.U.N.B.A.C.’s Silverstone Meeting on September 1st was quietly but competently run off before a very small crowd, so that. G. 13. Flewitt’s excellent comnientary was all tile more creditable in view of t his lack of encouragement. The 11-litre sports car seratch race, was it rilnilW:ty t ory for I /own i rig’s Connaught. Behind, M. Allen’s Lotus proved its Virtuosity, clunrortobly 1101 lung from H.R.G.s, Rileys, a Dillow, etc. Sinith’S Riley had horrid front-wheel tramp when braking, but was third. Newton’s Frazer-Nash dominated the race for over 1 Hitre sports cars, a gaggle of XK 1205, tyres howling, following this fleet 2 litre. Swift’s XI: 120 had led lap one but it later retiredthe race was not to the swift ! The third four-lap race again convincingly proved the eapala Ries of the Lotus-Austin. now driven by Colin Chapman. Matched :Against five M.G.s in what were actually separate Austin and M.G. events, and from the back row, it passed all the Abingdon products, to win very easily, at a rousing 117,66 m.p.h. The fastest M.G., Hart-ridge’s 1,208-e.e. car, averaged 04.15 titp.h. Chapman nearly lapped West’s Austin which, after its sensational ” blow-up ” the weck before, no doubt had a standard engine installed. Eight X 120s now had a four lapper to themsel yes. Swain’scar,with whieli Moss won last year’s T.T. (it has. the 8 to I compression ratio and dual exhaust system), winning einnfortably at. nearly 75.45 m.p.h. The Formula III race, over eight laps, was divided into two, and the times used to determine results. Peter Collins’ fast, steady win in his J.13.8. from the very determined Les Leston’s in the first heat won him the day. After Alan Brown’s Cooper had led for seven laps of tliesecond heat, in which Conti/Med on page 497

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