almost everyone else gyrated on the now slippery corners-I. Smith’s Cooper more often than the alters-Brown himself, after Erie Brandon’s Cooper had stolen his lead, spun at Stowe, hut kept going. The final result was :
13randon, Leston. The four-lap handicap heats eoncluderl the raring. In the first Parkes’ exScott, twin-S.U. Morgan ” 4/4 ” wore down the handicap advantage of Grimsley’s little Austin after three laps. only to be passed itself on the run-in by Westley’s .).AG. and Lewis’s If..II.G. Coopers mixed with sports ears in the second heat, D. (.01. Taylor’s XI( 120 winning from Newton’s Frazer-Nash and Leary’s Cooper. Downing’s fast Connaught gained its second win in the third heat, the wet course reducing its speed by only 0.39 m.p.h. Swain and Russell were second and third in their XK 120s, and a heart-stopping ” phenomenal avoidance ” happened at Stowe when Hemsworth’s XIK 120 broadsided amid a tight. bunch of cars. Preece applied his brakes and slid forward, just. but only just, missing ramming IfentsNvorth ; and all those behind somehow contrived to
avoid both NK 120s ! The Standard of driving in club events, one Goodwood excepted, has been notably incident-free this season. The MOTOR SPORT I fattilkal) Was COMbilled with the Final of the heats, so again Coopers and sports cars mingled. Interest was lent by the fact that Margulies had 21 points, Chapman (4a-litre Bentley) 14 points towardsthe MOTOR Smarr Trophy. Goodhew’s f,agolula would have been in the running had it been placed, but it was otherwise engaged, at Brighton. As it. was, the Bentley, with rather a generous (1 min.) start, came through to win, so increasing its points to one
less tliall Mzcrgul irs, will only the M.C.C. Meeting to decide the issue ! Poor Margulies, running the Talbot. for the first time since it broke its crankshaft at Ibsley, could get no sense out of it arid was last. Taylor’s XK 120 was seeond, passing Downing’s Cotiumught on the run up to the finish. Sports cars filled the first seven places, in spite of More very determined cornering by LestOn’s J.B.S. Results : SPORTS CARS, 1,500-C,C. SIC (four laps).-lat : K. H. Downing (Connaught), won
lw 14.6 see. at 60.24 m.p.h.; 2nd ; M. Allen (Lotus): 3rd : it. 31. Smith (Riley). SPORTS CARS OVER 1,5004%C. us-S.:.,(!„ (NEE 1,300 C.’:. SO. (four : H. J. Newton ( Fraser Sash), won by 7.4 See. at 7:1.55 mph.; 2nd : C 11. Swain (X K 120 Jaguar> ; 3rd :U.N. Akosell (XK 120 Jaguar), NIA/. CARS (tour laps). K. Hartrldge (1,298
3,4 nee at (14.15 m.p.h.. 2nd 1′, II. Tutrvey (1,21>Mo.e.); 3rd : J. .1. Won’t.wood (I , ■ FountutA (“Atm Hour laps).-1:4 : A. C. 13. Chapman (Law:), min by 2 ntiu, 11.6 see, at u7.66 matt ; 2nd : lb. ii, Grimstey; 3rd : I., I,. NN ent_ X K 120 j EA 6 CAn6(four laps).-1st : C. H. Swain, wou by 13.6 sec. at 75.45 m.p.h.; 2nd: J. 11.t5w114 3rd : K. Hemsworth, POtoinkA 111 (eight : P. J. Collins (.1.11.S.), won (on time) by 11.6 see.. at 75.45 aLp.11,;
21141 : E. BEILIIiI011 (e(;(11)(!i*) ; 3rd : L. Latton (Cooper). room-LAE 11Asiqu:Af HEAT 1.–Ist : P. Westley (J.A,(7.), won by 1.2 ;ice. at 62.65 m.p.h.; 2nd
it. A. Lewis ( .8 : 3rd : ‘1’. A. Parkes (Morgan ” 44 “).
HEAT 2.-14: D. (I’M. Taylor (Jaguar>, won by 10.4 cant 75.17 m.p.h.; 2nd ; K. J. Newton (Frawr-Nash); (rut : J. Leary (Cooper). HEAT 3.–is’. K. 11. frowning (Connaught), won by 8.8 sec. at 08.85 mh
.p.. ; 2nd : C. S. SWain.
(Jaguar); srul D. ‘1’. Howl] (Jaguar).
FINAL AND MOTOR. SPURT TROPHY HANDICAP.Chaprtian (Bentley), Woo by 15,6 rier., at. 68.12 m.p.h.; tRul : D. tEM. Taylor (Jaguar); 3rd : K, 11, Downing (Connaught:).