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German Grand Prix — Crystal Palace Meeting — W.E.C.C. Snetterton Meeting — Nottingham S.C.C. Silverstone Races— B.A.R.C. Goodwood Members Meeting

Top, left: REAPPEARNCE. — Piero Taruffi returns to Grand Prix racing in a Ferrari at Nurburgring. Although delayed by a puncture, a rare occurrence these days, he finished seventh.

Top, right: PRE-WAR DRIVER of Grand Prix racing, Herman Lang had his first drive in the new Mercedes G.P. car. The 1939 European Champion spun off and retired in the German Grand Prix.

Bottom: THE FIRST CORNER. Gonzalez (Ferrari) leads Fangio (Mercedes) as the cars stream into the loop after the start. Third is Moss (Maserati), followed by Kling (Mercedes) and Mantovani (Maserati).

MERCEDES DUEL. — Kling about to pass Fangio, a moment which really brought the partisan crowd to its feet. Shortly after Kling’s car dropped out with suspension trouble, and Fangio went on without further challenge.

FIFTH PLACE in the European Grand Prix went to Mantovani, the up-and-coming Masearati driver. Although not outstanding his performance was most consistent.

WHO’S THAT BEHIND — Mike Hawthorn glances over his shoulder to see Manzon and Trintignant close behind. The trio are all Ferrari-mounted. Hawthorn later took over Gonzalez’s car and finished second.

NEW CAR AND NEW DRIVER. — The Marquis de Portago, well-known as a horseman in his new 1,500-c.c. Osca (with 8-plug head). In the sports-car race he was well placed until on the fourth lap he turned the car over at the Swallow-Tail bend.

CHANGE OF MOUNT. — A. J. Nurse, now in a Lotus-M.G., had a good day at the A.M.O.C. Silverstone meeting, with two firsts and a second. He still leads in the Motor Sport Silverstone trophy.

FANGIO AGAIN. — Victor of the Grand Prix of Europe at the Nurburg circuit, in the rebodied Mercedes. With the World Championship virtually his, Fangio drove impeccably, covering the 22 laps in 3 hr. 45 min. 45.8 sec., at an average speed of 133.5 k.p.h.

KING OF THE CRYSTAL PALACE CIRCUIT. — Reg Parnell won two races in his Ferrari at the London venue on August Bank Holiday, and lifted the lap record at 75.82 m.p.h.

BENTLEY EXPONENT. — J. A. Williamsons cornering at Becketts during the special race for Bentleys at the A.M.O.C. meeting proved most entertaining. In his T.T. replica he won this event with the fastest lap of 71.66 m.p.h.

ON TO HIS SECOND VICTORY THAT DAY. — Stirling Moss at Oulton Park in the Francis Beart-prepared Cooper-Norton with which he won the last race at 74.89 m.p.h.

GOOD DRIVING was seen on the part of D Beauman in Sir Jeremy Boles’ Connaught at Oulton Park.

THE FIELD taking the first corner at Oulton Park, A. Brooke’s H.W.M.-Alta on the outside, Boulton’s Connaught on the inside, and Parnell’s Ferrari poking its nose through.

NOT QUITE. — Little Don Parker had a close-fought battle with Russell, these two running behind Moss, but Parker eventually finished third.

CHASER. — Roy Salvadori displays Continental flair in chasing Parnell at Crystal Palace. The next weekend the Maserati was written-off at Oulton Park.

GREAT STUFF. — W. A. Scott-Brown in the Lister-Bristol close up on Salvadori’s Maserati in the 2-litre sports-car race at Snetterton. On lap eight of this 20-lap race he went by, to win at 83.01 m.p.h.

NEW STAR in the half-litre firmament is J. Russell, whose Cooper-Norton beat Moss at Brands Hatch, was second at Oulton Park, and is here seen winning very effortlessly the International 500-c.c. Race at Snetterton, at 80.01 m.p.h.

NOT WHAT IT SEEMS. — Ron Flockhart has already been passed once at Snetterton by Peter Collins in the Thinwall Ferrari Special and is about to be passed again. The cows in the background seemed to like the noise and behaved like keen O.R.M.A. members.

BATTLE ROYAL AT SNETTERTON between Coombs (Lotus) and McAlpine (Connaught). Coombs ran out of petrol and let McAlpine, here seen in second place, win at 80.4 m.p.h.

COMING UP TO PASS, Peter Whitehead in his very racy Cooper-Jaguar sports car is about to lap the cautious Capt. R. B. Weaver, U.S.A.F. in an Austin-Healey. Whitehead led all the way, winning at 83.44 m.p.h.

WALTON AT SILVERSTONE, where his Cooper-Bristol went we at the Nottingham S.C.C. Meeting.

FORMULA SPECIALS taking Becketts Corner in all sorts of different styles during the Nottingham S.C.C.’s Silverstone Race Meeting.

WINNER of this year’s Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy, R. Watling-Greenwood, in his beautifully-turned-out Ford-engined 1,098-c.c. R.W.G. By winning a scratch race and finishing fourth in a handicap he gained one point more than the second in the contest, John Coombs.

SECOND PLACE in the 1954 Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy Race was taken by John Coombs in his Lotus, a point behind the winner. This picture shows to good effect the aerodynamic body on the Lotus.

TEN-LAPPER. — Michael Head’s Type C Jaguar won the long scratch race at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting, and secured third place in the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy contest. He was chased very ably by C. A. S. Brooks in Hely’s Frazer-Nash.