Reports of Recent Events
NEW CLASS E RECORDS
Piero Taru (hiving his new twin nacelle Italcorsa, which has a 270 b.h.p.,
1,720 c.c., two-stage, four-cylinder Maserati engine in the power-nacelle, has raised the International Class E f.s. kilometre record to 18549 m.p.h. and the equivalent f.s. mile record to 180.55 m.p.h. These new figures improve; by 6 and 9 m.p.h., respectively, those held by...
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...
The following were the first ten places in the British Trials Drivers' Association's "Star'' Competition as at June 6th :-
Marks No. of Events Average
K. Wharton ... ... 25 1 25.0
D. Cotton ... ... 25 1 25.0
C. Bold ... ... 71 3...
Rosario Grand Prix
Reg. Parnell Finishes Second
The third race in the South American trio of Grands Prix took place on February 13th at Rosario's street-circuit.
Farina in the Ferrari won by 31.4 sec., at an average speed of 48.25 m.p.h. from Reg. Parnell's Maserati. Ascari's Maserati was third, Villoresi's Maserati fourth after much engine trouble, Campos' Simca fifth, Cantoni's Maserati sixth...
Hants and Berks M.C. Blackwater Trial
A fairly happy-go-lucky event divided into saloon and open-car classes this trial was rendered unexpectedly difficult by the thaw. The entry, as seen assembled at the start at the "Ely," was a varied one in spite of this being a closed event. Denyer blotted his copybook on Good Earth, unexpectedly coming to rest in his famous Lea-Francis, but Yeats and...
Leicestershire C.C. John Bull Trophy Trial
In mist and ending in the dusk on November 20th last, this trial was a difficult but enjoyable event, with 48 entries.
Club Cup (Best Visitor).—R. W. Phillips (Fairley), no marks lost.
John Bull Cup (Best Member).—S. Asbury (Ford Ten Anuesley Special), 4 marks lost.
First-Class Awards.—Atkinson (Austin Seven), Harrison (Harford), Rawlings (...
Fangio Wins Again
Monza, Sept. 11th.
After a antastic amount of hard work the rebuilt Monza Autodrome was completed well before the Grand Prix was due to take place, and most of the leading teams put in some training before official practice started. At the end of the long wide straight past the pits a steeply-banked concrete curve was built on a radius of nearly 350 yards, running over the back...
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...
Mid-Surrey A.C. and V.S.C.C. Grand Cup Trial
This famous trial, in its austerity guise, was confined to hills around Pirbright, after starting from a puzzled village in that area. Michael May was the leading light in organisation, rushing hither and thither in his mother's S.U.-carburetted Austin Seven "Chummy" with the brave owner as passenger. Nine observed sections and two special tests...
N.W. LONDON M.C. LAWRENCE CUP TRIAL (May 28th)
LAWRENCE CHALLENGE CUP.---W. H. Waring (Dellow).
RIPLEY CUP (up to 1,100 c.c.).---C. C. Bold (Bold).
WICK CUP (over 2,000 c.c.).---A. E. Rumfitt (Allard).
FIRST-CLASS AWARDS.---Hopkinson (Ford-Austin), Cocker (H.C.), Tolman (Betsy) and Spare (Whiteford-Ford).
MORGAN THREE-WHEELER CLUB WHITSUN RALLY
WHITSUN RALLY CUP (highest total of points).--- R. C...