The Rapier When the new
When the new Lagonda Company announced that they were going to concen
trate on the 44-litre and Rapide models, there were many of us who regretted the passing of the little 10 h.p. Rapier. Now comes the good news that a company called Rapier Cars, Ltd., has been
formed for the purpose of carrying on the manufacture of the car, which will in future be called the Rapier. The Directors of the new concern are Maj. W. H. Oates, who has been associ
ated with the original Lagonda Company for many years, Mr. I. T. Ashcroft, the designer of the car, and Mr. Neville Brocklebank. The stocks, jigs, tools, patterns, drawings, etc., have all been transferred to
the Company’s premises at 195, Hammersmith Road, London, W.6, and we understand that deliveries will commence in a few days.
Rapier Cars, Ltd., have agreed to honour the Maker’s Guarantee on all Lagonda Rapiers already delivered.
Bugatti Club Speed Trials
The Annual speed trials on the Race Hill, Lewes, organised by the Bugatti Owners’ Club will take place on Saturday, September 7.
The event will start at 2.30 p.m. and there will be classes for touring, sports and racing cars. In addition to the organising club, members of the Kent and Sussex Light Car Club will be eligible.
The Phoenix Park Race
On September 14 the Irish Motor Racing Club are holding their annual Phoenix Park Race, in Dublin.
The full distance will be 200 miles, or 47 laps of the 41 mile circuit, and the entry list contains the namesof many drivers well known in England and Ireland.
500 Miles Race Prospects
The big event of September in England is the B.R.D.C. 500 miles race, which will be held on September 21, at Brooklands.
The unrestricted speed of the cars in this race always has a strong appeal, and has justly made it one of the most popular events on the British calendar. Some interesting entries have been received. John Cobb will be there with the record-breaking Napier-Railton, and Oliver Bertram with the Barnato-Hassan which recently deprived Cobb of his Broolclands lap record. Marker’s 64-litre Bentley will be extremely fast, as will the Duesenberg entered by J. Street and L. Duller. This car has already lapat 138 m.p.h. in the hands of Whitney E. R. Hall has entered a 34Bentley, which will no doubt be with a single-seater body for the This is the first time that a Bentley has competed at Brook A welcome entry is that of Mrs. Gwenda
with a 4-cylinder Derby—not thelap-record holder.
Here is the full list at the time of goto press.
M.G. 747 e.e. 8.—Dents Evans (two); Miss D. and D. Evans (one) ; D. L. Briault.
M.O. 1,087 c.o. 8.—A. T. G. Gardner ; G. F. A. Cuthbert Special. 1,089 c.c.—W. A. Cuthbert. McEvoy Special, 1,086 0.0. 8.—Henry Laird. Riley 1,089 c.c.—Billy Cotton ; F. W. Dixon. Frazer-Nash 1,496 0.0. 8.—Ron. P. Mitchell
T. A. W. Thorpe and “Tim D. Davies.” Vale 1,496 c.c. S.—I. F. Connell.
Derby 1,496 c.c. 8.—W. D. Ilawkes.
Thormul Special, 1,496 c.c.—E. A. Bradley. Squire 1,496 c.c.—L. Fontes.
Riley 1,986 c.c.—Victor Riley (two) ; F. W. Dixon. Riley 1,808 c.c.—F. W. Dixon ; H. C. Dobbs. Alta-Romeo 2,632 e.e. 8.—Dr. J. D. BenJatield. Alvis 2,511 c.c.—C. G. H. Dunham.
Bugatti 2,263 c.c. 8.-1t. C. Vickers.
Ails-Romeo 2,338 c.c. 8.—A. P. Hamilton. Duesenberg 4.370 o.c.—J. Street and R. L. Duller. Bentley 3.669 c.c.—E. R. Hall.
Maserati 3.700 c.c. 8.—G. Rovere.
Bentley 6,663 c.c.—R. It. K. Marker. Barnato-Hassan Special 7,963 c.c.—Capt. Woolf
Napier-Railton 23,890 c.c.—,Tohn Cobb.