THE BOREHAM AIRFIELD MEETING
The wet Conditions at Boreliam Airfield on August 11th not only made the course dangerously slippery, but appeared to make rather a lot of ” short circuits ” in the organisation, whieli showed depressing signs Of lack of experience on OtellOons. The quality of the entry was first-class, even though some of time sports-car events were poorly supported in numbers, making the rating rather uninspiring at times. The Formula III event was marred by a fatal crash to D. N. Brake when his Cooper left the course, while the slippery surface caused a great many people anxious -moments and the rather pointless straw bales that seem to ” grow ” on aerodrome circuits inverted two Coopers in the Formula 11
Mee. Outstanding among the driving was that of Duncan-Hamilton on his first appearance at the wheel of an XI,/ 120, and Shawe-Taylor’s smoothness in the
pouring rain, while Alan Brown with his Beart-tuned Cooper-Norton had the 500S under his thumb and Oscar Moore handled his H.W.M. unusually well. Merrick’s Cooper Special was uneatehable in the Formula H event more by reason of sheer power-to-weight than anything else, although McAlpine tried hard in the single-seater Connaught. The big race of the day, for FOrmule Libre cars, for the Daily Mail 50 gns. Trophy and £100 first prize, was spoilt by the non-appearance of Reg. Parnell (E.R.A. 2-litre R4D) and Dennis Poore (Alfa-Romeo), the former having blower trouble in practice and the latter being messed about by inefficient marshalling in the paddock and being left behind when the starting signal was given. One hopes Dennis received the appro. .priate apologies from those concerned, as it was the only race in which he was due to ran. Results : Finol 1.A. lt., A. Drown I ‘.0i•per-Norton),
70.70 nip Ii. ; 2nd, It. M. Dryden (3.1).S.-Xorton); 3rd, E. J. Moor (Wasp-NortoR). FORMULA II: 1st, ft. merrick (1,132-c.c. Cooper
Special), 73.07 mph. 23141, X. MrAlpinc (.:onnaught) ; 3rd, ft. Peacock (1,971.c.c. FonMuLE LilIes 151, 11. Shawe-Taylor
131I1i 78.60 ; A. (4. Whitehead (ELLA.
B-I ype) ; 3rd, L. Allard((.’adillac-Allard). SPoRTS CARS 750 Sfe. AND 1,100 U/S.: 1st, li I. liareweed ((139-e.e. M.G.), 64.)0 m.p.h. ; 2ad, C. le S, Metcaii (995-cc. FIAT); 3rd, 3. M. Sparrows (1,(J59.c.c. Morgan).
SPoRTS CARS 1,100 SIC. AND 1,r.)09 JO, L. Leonard (1,250.0% Cts,per MIL), 65.30 m.p.h. ; 211(1, S. 11. Wells (I ,466-c.c. Riley Sprite Special); 3rd, It. .larubs Urn MO.). SPORTS CtRs 1.500 Sle. and 2,500 17s.: 1st, E. Winterbottom (i.e Mans Frazer–,Nlist). 71.56 ; 2nd, It. Peacock. (Le Malls Fray/Air-Nash) ; 3rd, It. Willis SP30,17.1.(:’..ARS UNLIMITED: 1st, .1. D.. DiDDIUDD (XX 120 Jaguar), 71,34 m.p.h. ; 2nd, T. Allard (Cadillac-Allard); 3rd, It. Salvadori (XX 120
W. 1,ToNS TROPHY RACE Yon XX 120 31micmis Isl, J. 0. Hamilton. 73.57 m.p.h. ; 2nd, 3, Swift ; 3rd : It, Salvadori.