BRIGHTON SPEED TRIAL PROSPECTS

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BRIGHTON SPEED TRIAL PROSPECTS

Once again, on September 25th, the speed trials over the famous Madeira Drive at Brighton will be staged, in morning and altertionn SeSF ions. The course, which was used for sprint meetings in the very early days Of the sport, measures half a mile in length. has an excellent surtace and ample pull-up .spaee. Add to that the fact that it is wide enough to permit two cars to start at a time and that it is flanked by overhead terraces from whit h a first-class view of the racing can be obtained, with ozone from the sea to temper the scent of Castro! ” R,” and it is easy to see why everyone who Is anyone in our world goes to the famous South Coast town on September 25th. The entry will be representative of the finest and most potent sports and racingcars in this country and the hall-mile unrestricted course favours ears with sensational maximum speeds allied with good accelerative qualities. One of the finest speed impressions the writer has ever had was Shuttleworth finishing a rim at Brighton on his 2.3 litre Bugatti, a sight only equalled by Eric Fernihough’s shattering record run on the blown, Solo Brough. Motor-cycles will be running again this year. Especially interesting is the class for pre-1915 cars, in whieh Clutton’s 1907 “00 Itala, Nash’s 1912 15-titre Lorraine-Dietrich, Jolm Morris’s 1914 22-litre Benz, Anthony Heal’s 1912 10-litre Fiat and Chambers’s 1907 Renault are expected to compete, besides interesting, if Smaller veterans. These old eats will be really fast, moreover. Brighton stages the foremost speed-trial of the season, a fitting conclusion to an active year ot sprint endeavour. You should book Brighton on September 25th no matter what -other engagements you had. For you will have no other reason to go there until the Veteran Car Rim in November. Details of the Speed Trials are available from S. W. Chandler, Sec., Brighton

and Hove 24 Market Street, Brighton.

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