AUSTIN VICTORIOUS Al’ CRAIGANTILET
H. L. Hadley, driving the works 747 c.c. side-valve racing-Austin, twice broke the Craigantlet Hill-climb record on August 29th, the new figure being 1 min. 22+ secs. (46.86 m.p.h.) The old record was established by E. R. Hall, who climbed in 1 min. 23+ secs. last year in a blown M.G. Magnette. Hadley had little opposition, because A. Hutchison’s ” Limerick ” M.G. had a serious breakage just beyond the starting-line, Lindsay-Glegg lost most of the overworked Dorcoo gear-box half-way up, and Flt.-Lt. L. R. Briggs had to get his Mille Miglia M.G. away without the aid of the lowest ratio. Second fastest time was made by McFerran’s 2-litre
Bugatti, in 1 min. 28i secs., so Hadley had much in hand. J. M. Toulmin did some useful work with his ” Cracker ” and ” Musketeer” trials M.Gs., and R. M. Kennedy produced the ” McN-Special, based on 2-litre _A .C., and taught many people a lot about fast cornering. The. Ulster A.C. looked after the organisation with customary efficiency.
customary RESULTS Unsimercharged and Non-racing (up to 860 c.c.) :
Unsimercharged and Non-racing (up to 860 c.c.) : 1, J. M. Toulmin (M.G.) lm. 42.6s. (37.62 m.p.h.);
2, J. S. Allan (M.G.) lm. 44s. (37.04 m.p.h.); 3, H. H. Fleming (M.G.) lin. 44.8s. (36.76 m.p.h.).
1,100 c.o. : 1, R. .T. Adams (M.G.) lm. 36s. r0.13 m.p.h.); 2, A. R. Finlay (M.G.) lin. 37s. 39.71 m.p.h.) ; 3, J. M. Toulmin (M.G.) lm. 39.4s. 38.76 m.p.h.).
1,500 c.c. : 1, A. R. Finlay (M.G.) lm. 34.88.
(40.64 m.p.h,) ; 2, J. )1. Toulmin (M.G.) lm. 39.4s. (38.76 m.p.h.); 3, B. Clarke (M.G.) 1m. 42.4s. (37.62 m.p.h,).
1,500 c.c. Novices : 1, R. J. Adams (M.G.) lm. 34.48. (40.81 m.p.h.) ; 2, C. F. C. Lindsay (Aston-Martin) lin. 38s. (39.31 m.p.h.) : 3, Miss H. Cowdy (M.G.) lm. 40.8s. (38.22 m.p.h.).
Unlimited c.c. : 1, J. M. Toulmin (M.G.) lm. 38.2s. (39.23 m.p.h.) ; 2, C. F. C. Lindsay (Aston-Martin) lin. 40.8s. (38.22 m.p.h.); 3, C. S. Porter (Alvis) lm. 42.2s. (37.69 m.p.h.). Supercharged and Racing-cars : (Up to 1,100 c.c.): 1, H. L. Hadley (Austin) lin. 23s. (46.40 m.p.h.);
2, L. R. Briggs (M.G.) 1m. 32.69. (41.60 m.p.h.).
Unlimited c.c.: 1,-H. L. Hadley (Austin) lm. 22.2s. (46.86 m.p.h.) 2, H. C. bicFerran (Bugatti) lm. 28.4q. (43.68 m.p.h.); 3, L. R. Briggs (M.G.) lm. 30.8s. (42.42 m.p.h.).
Open Handicap : 1, E. D. McGuire (Singer) ; tie for second place between M. H. Fleming (M.G.) and A. J. Welsh (M.G.); 4, C. S. Porter (Alvis).
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