(13UGATTI) PASTMST AT LEWES BARON
,THE last Lewes speed trials of the 1930 season were held in glorious weather on August 19th. Arthur Baron, driving his 3.3-litre G.P. Bugatti, made best time, in 18.75 secs., or only decimal points under course-record Baron was faster on single than on twin rear wheels. Lycett did an excellent run of his 8-litre Bentley in. 21.03 secs., and so consistently is his handling of the big car, that the breaks in the long black lines left on the road by the spinning wheels, appears at exactly the same point each run, as a higher ratio goes home. The H.R.G. marque showed up well in the smaller Sports classes. Silcock’s Allard won the big sports class with an excellent ascent in 22.99 secs. Second was Alan May’s 1924 0.E 3098 Vauxhall, a really beautiful vintage car, with shortened touring bodywork. Hispano front
axle, and Ford lorry clutch. Although gear-changing was slow, May clocked 24,52 sees., beating the V12 Atalanta, Gordon’s 31-litre S.S. 100, a Type 55 B.M.W., a Big Six Bentley, a -4i-litre Lagonda and two other S.S.
Lyeett won the unlimited super sports class with the Bentley, beating Hunter’s Alfa-Romeo by .57 of a second. Sydney Allard was third, in his Allard, now bored out to 3.9-litres and possessed of a streamlined undershield and air-outlet In the tau. He clocked 23,08 secs., beating Bagratouni’s Alfa-Romeo, by .31 of a secs. Monro, calling his Invicta an Invicta Special, did 26.5s secs. and Elgood’s 41-litre Bentley clocked 23.5 sees. mum
Standard Sporting Cars Unsupereharged up to 1,100 c.c. 1, R. M. Andrews (1,39 e.e. M.G.), 32.25s 2, E. A. W. Morris (1,074 c.c. 1.500 o.o. : 1, G. H. Robins (1,453 c.c. H.R.G.) 26,82s.; 2, Miss J. Brotehie (1,496 c.c. Frazer-Nash)
2,000 c.c. : I, G. H. Robins (26.72s.; 2, W. Davis (1.971 co. Frazer-Nash B.M.W.).
Unlimted : 1, D. G. Silcock (4,378 e.e. AllardSpecial), 22.99s.; 2, Alan May (4,224 c.c. Vauxhall).
Super Sporting Cars up to 1,100 c.o. : 1, John Goff (939 c.c. M.G. S.), 29.18s.; 2, D. M. Stowers (748 co. M.G.).
1,500 c.c.: 1, W. K. Stewart (1,453 c27.96s. ; 2, Miss E. Dobson (1,496 c.c. Frazer-Nash). .c. 11.R.G.1,
Unlithited : I, F. Lyeett (7,963 c.c. Bentley), 21 47s, ; 2, H. C. Hunter (2,905 Alfa-Itorneo).
Bantley Drivers’ Club Handicap : 1, C. C. Cholmolideley, 18.07s. net ; 2, C. J. L. Mertens.
Racing Cars up to 1,100 c.c. : 1, Sir Clive Edwards (746 c.c. M.G., S.), 24.36s.; 2, R. L. Appleton (1,089 c.c. A •pleton-Special).
1,. I I c.c. 1, Str Clive Edwards, 23.16s.; 2, R. L. Appleton.
2.000 0.0. :1, Sir Clive Edwards. 23.193, ; 2, R. L. Appleton.
Unlimited :1, A. Baron (3,300 Bugatti. S.), 19.12s.; 2, F. Lycett.
Handicap Class : 1, Mrs. K, R. Templer (2,482 c.o. Alfa-Romeo, S.), 17.89s. net ; 2, A. Baron.
Fastest Time of the Day : A. Baron (Bug,atti), 18.75s.