Club News, September 1955

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Alvis Register
A joint meeting between the Alvis Owner Club and the Alvis Register in the Bristol area takes place about once a month. As an experiment, it has been decided to hold the next meeting, by kind permission of the Bristol Motor-Cycle and Light Car Club, at Naish Hill, Clapton-in-Gordano, Somerset. The occasion is the Speed Hill-climb on September 17th, and the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. have said that they will welcome Alvis owners, and will try to set aside a special parking space.

The event is well known for its atmosphere of happy informality, and it is hoped that the weather will entice many Alvis enthusiasts to make a family picnic affair of the meeting.

Louth & District M.C.C. (Aug. 1st)
A Scratch race and handicap race for Formula III cars were held at the Cadwell Park road-race meeting in Lincolnshire on August 1st; motor-cycle events were also held.

Results
Scratch Race:
1st : D. Boshier-Jones (Cooper-Norton).
2nd: P. Robinson (Cooper-Norton).

Handicap Race: 1st: S. Bloor (Cooper-Norton).
2nd: D. Boshier-Jones (Cooper-Norton).

Ulster A.C. Hill-Climb, Craigantlet (Aug. 6th)
Fastest time of the day was made at this venue by Ken Wharton, whose time was 70.3 sec., driving the 2-litre E.R.A. E. McMillen in a Standard Ten and W. Todd in a Ford Prefect had quite a fight, Todd leading by a fifth of a second. A group of Triumph TR2s was present and also an A.C. Aceca.

Results:
Class 1 — Up to 850 c.c.: W. Martin (750 Renault).
Class 2 — 851 to 1,500 c.c.: W. Todd (Ford 1,172).
Class 3 — Over 1,500 c.c.: C. Porter (A.C. Aceca).
Class 4 — Up to 1,300 c.c.: C. Lindsay (Cooper-Coventry-Climax).
Class 5 — Over 1,300 c.c.: E. McMillen (1,991 Triumph).
Class 6 — Up to 1,300 c.c. (other than racing and supercharged cars) C. Lindsay (Cooper-Coventry-Climax).
Class 7 — Over 1,300 c.c.: D. W. Archibald (1,343 NuFor).
Class 8: K. Wharton (1,996 E.R.A. s/c.).
General Handicap: E. McMillen (Standard Ten).

Hants & Berks M.C. (Aug. 6th)
At Great Auclum the Hants & Berks M.C. again enjoyed some interesting hill-climbing, for seven records were broken for this course, a notable competitor being Tony Marsh, who broke the record in his Cooper 1,100. Several different Lotus cars were present and Liddell won this class in a Buckler with Coventry-Climax engine.

Results:
F.T.D. (N. W. Gardiner Trophy): A. E. Marsh (1,100 Cooper-J.A.P.).
Fastest Sports Car: I. Smith (Lotus-M.G.).
Sports Cars: Up to 1,300 c.c.: W. A. Liddell (1,097 Buckler).
Up to 1,800 c.c.: I. Smith (Lotus-M.G.).
Up to 3,000 c.c. non.s/c. and 1,800 c.c. s/c.:R. D. Jennings (A.C. Ace).

Unlimited Sports: J. Ogier (Jaguar 3,442 c.c.).
Racing Cars: Up to 500 c.c.: H. C. Tatter (Cooper).
Up to 1,100 c.c.: A. E. Marsh (Cooper).
Up to 2,000 c.c.: J. Berry (E.R.A. Special).
Over 2,000 c.c.: P. J. Stubberfield (2,261 Bugatti).