Rougemont Hotel, Exeter, 6.30 p.m., January 1st.
We are just recuperating after coming in from the 25th M.C.C. Exeter Trial — as navigator (flattering term!) to C. D. F. Buckler in his decidedly-spartan Buckler. He had, it is true, fitted a very adequate windscreen, but strip wings, if they save avoirdupois, do NOT deflect the mud which was such a feature of this year's M.C.C. classic. Continued...
MAIDSTONE & MID-KENT M.C. MARGATE RALLY (June 24th)
BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY FOR MARGATE CORPORATION CHALLENGE TROPHY : S. G. E. Tett (1,496-c.c. H.R.G.).
SECOND BEST PERFORMANCE FOR SUNBEAM CUP : G. D. Parker (2,660-c.c. Jaguette).
LADIES' CUP : Mrs. Ruffer (1,498-c.c. Alfa-Romeo).
BEST PERFORMANCE BY MAIDSTONE AND MID-KENT MOTOR CLUB MEMBER : R. W. Cookson (1,486-c.c.
Kentish Border Sporting Trial
Thirty-seven competitors started under watery sunshine from the "Spring Tavern," Wrotham Heath.
The route embraced four observed hills, one bonus hill, one special test and one timed climb.
All competitors got off to a good start, the first two hills and special test offering no difficulties, except to those whose motors were definitely unsuited to reliability trials...
WET COURSE SLOWS DOWN INTERNATIONAL PRESCOTT MEETING
P. D. C. Walker (E.R.A.) Proves "Rain Master" on Magnificent Fastest Run
THE weather gods were cruel indeed to the B.O.C. on September 12th. Practice day enjoyed perfect conditions, and was enlivened by the astonishing Freikaiserwagen unofficially beating Gerard's course-record, by Leslie Allard equalling Whincop's sports-car record, and, alas...
Wharton beats the big cars
This event, graced by perfect weather and impeccably organised, was held at Neil Gardiner's Burghfield Common estate on July 25th. The course, embracing five banked corners, had been lengthened since 1947 to make it a full quarter-mile. Few drivers were able to get out of second gear, but the faster cars averaged over 37 m.p.h. Interesting cars included Browne's...