Easter At Goodwood
The Bank Holiday Meeting of the B.A.R.C. promised to be a first-class occasion but, although it was held in sunshine before a record crowd of 55,000, it fell short of that promise. Alberto Ascari and Baron de Graffenried failed to appear, there were many non-starters, and the big race of the day, over 21 laps, had five finishers, only four of whom completed the full distance, while the result was marred by a protest. As some compensation, we saw the first appearance of the new 2 1/2-litre Maserati and H.W.M. cars, and Parnell's 1953 Ferrari with new 2 1/2-litre engine lapped as fast as the supercharged B.R.M.s and Salvadori's 1954 Maserati. Moss ran only in the 500-c.c. race and was undistinguished in the Beart-tuned Cooper-Norton.