Classic Car Catalogue

3rd Irish International Grand Prix

Saorstat Cup Eireann Cup
18 July 1931 19 July 1931
Phoenix Park Phoenix Park
Started: 26 Started: 10

Great Britain

Saorstat Cup entries and results:
No. Driver: Car: Model: Engine:     Entrant: Position: Time: Avg. speed:
12 Tom Delany Lea Francis Hyper S 1500 cc L4 (s) Kaye Don dnf  
17 Henken Widengren Maserati 26C MM 1100 cc L8 (s) Widengren dnf  
18 Malcolm Campbell Riley Brooklands 9 1100 cc L4 Mr. Victor Riley 09th 3h. 29m. 20s. 73.27 m.p.h.
19 Cyril Whitcroft Riley Brooklands 9 1100 cc L4 Mr. Victor Riley 04th 3h. 25m. 55s. 74.49 m.p.h.
20 Willie Noble Riley Brooklands 9 1100 cc L4 Mr. Victor Riley 05th 3h. 25m. 57s. 74.48 m.p.h.
Machachlan Riley Brooklands 9 1100 cc L4   dnf  
Kayley Austin Seven 750 cc L4 (s)   dnf  
John Donald Barnes Austin Seven 750 cc L4 (s)   dnf  
Victor Gillow Riley Brooklands 9 1100 cc L4   dnf  
Reginald Outlaw Riley   dnf  
G. V. B. Cooke Austin Seven   dnf  
Bradley Austin Seven 750 cc L4 (s)   dns  
S. A. Crabtree MG 750 cc L4 (s)   dnf  
D. Jackson MG 850 cc L4     dnf  
De Ferranti Austin Seven 750 cc L4 (s)   dnf  
Archie Frazer Nash Austin Seven 750 cc L4 (s)   08th 3h. 29m. 13s. 69.61 m.p.h.
31 Harold Parker MG Midget C type L4 Earl of March 06th 3h. 26m. us. 63.23 m.p.h.
Goldie Gardner MG Midget C type 750 cc L4 (s) Major Gardner 03rd 3h. 24m. 15s. 63.83 m.p.h.
Dan Higgin MG Midget C type 750 cc L4 (s)   07th 3h. 26m. 38s. 63.10 m.p.h.
35 Tommy Horton MG Midget C type 750 cc L4 (s) Major Gardner 02nd 3h. 24m. 5s. 63.88 m.p.h.
32 Norman Black MG Midget C type 750 cc L4 Earl of March 01st 3h. 21m. 20s. 64.76 m.p.h.
Frank Stanley Barnes MG Midget C type 750 cc L4 (s)   12th 3h. 38m. 27s. 59.68 m.p.h.
Robin Jackson MG Midget C type 750 cc L4 (s) Major Gardner 10th 3h. 32m. 09s. 61.45 m.p.h.
A. C. Taylor Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 1500 cc L6 (s)   11th 3h. 37m. 22s. 75.27 m.p.h.
R. Watney MG Midget C type 750 cc L4 (s) Earl of March 15th 3h. 41m. 54s. 58.75 m.p.h.
Leon Cushman Austin Seven 750 cc L4 (s)   14th 3h. 40m. 40s. 66.03 m.p.h.
E. J. Kehoe MG Midget C type 750 cc L4 (s)   12th 3h. 38m. 27s. 59.68 m.p.h.
Henry Birkin Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 1500 cc L6 (s) dna    
Staraland MG         dns    
Outlaw Maserati         dns    


Motor SportJuly 1931
Saorstat Cup

ONCE more we have to congratulate the M.G. Car Company for the fine performance put up by their cars. Following on the speeds achieved by the latest 750 c.c. model in the DoubleTwelve, a victory in the first day's race was by no means unexpected, but their winning of the Irish Grand Prix, for the best performance on handicap throughout the two days, was rather more of a surprise, and the Earl of March, who entered the winning car, and Norman Black, who drove it so successfully, have every reason to feel pleased with life.
The team prize went to the same make, this time to the team entered by Major A. T. Gardner, who is one of the most consistent supporters of this event and a real enthusiast for the sport, whose success is deservedly popular.
Norman Black (M.G.) at Gough Corner.
The Rileys put up a very impressive performance, and, although not quite able to overcome their handicap against the smaller cars attracted general admiration for the consistent performance of their team of Sir Malcolm Campbell, C. R. Whitcroft, and W. P. Noble, and also for Gillow's wild, but valiant effort to repeat his last year's victory.
A. Frazer-Nash's performance of averaging over 69 m.p.h. in. the supercharged Austin will long be remembered, while A. C. Taylor's fine run from scratch in his 1,500 c.c. Alfa-Romeo added to the interest of the race.
Hopes of fine weather for the race faded entirely on the day, and drivers and spectators alike prepared themselves for an uncomfortable though exciting afternoon.
Non-starters included Sir Henry Birkin's new Alfa, Outlaw's Maserati, which was withdrawn after the discovery of a crack in the chassis frame, and Staraland's M.G.
The fall of the flag at 3 p.m. sent 26 cars into the fray, and, it soon became evident that the wet roads were not going to cut down cornering speeds, and within a few minutes there was some lurid work at Mountjoy Corner.
Noble (Riley) took the corner once almost broadside on, while Ferranti (Austin) and Gillow (Riley) took to the grass to get round. The early stages of the race produced a lively scrap between the scratch cars, Delaney's Lea-Francis and A. C. Taylor's Alfa-Romeo, with the Lea-Francis drawing gradually ahead. The Rileys were going well except Outlaw and Maclachlan, who made early calls at the pits, but the latter got away soon. Victor Gillow appeared to be driving with his usual dash and by very fast cornering was drawing ahead of his team mates.
The fourth man home. C.R. Whitcroft (Riley) who averaged 74.49 m.p.h.
The smaller cars with their big handicap were not, of course, ready to appear in the picture, and public interest centred as usual on the cars which were actually fastest, and the Alfa—"Leaf" contest became more marked as the former drew up closer once more to its rival. With close on half-an-hour of the race past, Outlaw's Riley was the only car at the pits, where he appeared to be remaining until further notice, his trouble being in the valve gear, and causing his retirement.
Although the wet conditions were making things none too pleasant for the drivers the course was in really first class condition and, nowhere in the least treacherous.
Gillow's driving was proving every bit as lurid, as last year when he won the first day's event on a Riley, and more than once he took to the grass on the corners in his efforts to disregard the weather and wipe out his handicap.
The first M.G. to call at the pits was the 850 c.c. model of the older type driven by Deering Jackson, who retired with a broken valve.
Timing of the cars showed that Delaney's Lea-Francis was lapping in 3m. 20s. (76.7 m.p.h.), while the Alfa was only 2 seconds slower. Whitcroft's speed was 75.6 m.p.h., while Gillow actually managed a lap in 3m. 17s. (77.8 m.p.h.). Among the small cars Frazer-Nash was turning the wick up effectively and lapping at 70.7 m.p.h. The M.G.s were running very nicely but it looked, as if they might have a stiff job to hold their handicap lead from the "blown" Austins.
The scrap between Delaney and Taylor was closer than ever, and after nearly an hour's running they were only a yard, or so apart with the Lea-Francis still just in front.
Wet going in the first day's race. Two M.G.'s in close formation.
The drivers are (31) H. D. Parker and (35) R. T. Horton.
At Mountjoy Ferranti's Austin shed a front wheel which came to rest in the crowd, without damage. It was duly retrieved and refitted, and, the car proceeded. He came into the pits shortly afterwards and proceeded to change the wheel as a precaution. He used a wooden axle stand for a jack and lifted the car onto it,—another advantage of a "750". He was apparently having a little bother with the front brake on this wheel and spent some time adjusting it, and finally retired with a broken hub.
The race was now developing into a battle on handicap between the Rileys and. M.G.'s, with Frazer-Nash's Austin following hard, on their heels. Victor Gillow was leading the Riley contingent, though he overshot Mountjoy corner and lost a portion of his lead from Whitcroft. Noble was close behind Whitcroft with Sir Malcolm Campbell a rather greater distance behind Noble.
Norman Black, R. T. Horton and Dan Higgin, were leading the M.G.'s by a very small margin. Increased interest in the scratch cars was now occasioned by the fact that the Alfa, after drawing level for several laps, gained a definite lead of about 100 yards, and it became evident that the pace had been more than the Lea-Francis could stand, and Delaney had to pull into the pits with supercharger trouble, which delayed him too long to have a chance of finishing well, but his had been a very fine effort.
With nearly half the race over a better idea of the likely winners was possible, the order at 30 laps being as follows:
1st. Victor Gillow (Riley).
2nd. R. T. Horton (M.G.).
3rd. Norman Black (.MG.).
Gillow was only holding his lead by the most desperate driving and it hardly seemed possible that he could last the race without a crash. His engine spat flame momentarily at the corners, as did some of the other Riley's, but apparently without harm, but his driving seemed to get wilder, and he was using the brakes to their absolute limit. He overshot Mountjoy corner more than once completely, and at Gough did some terrific skids, on one occasion coming to rest on the path after the corner, with the tail of the car only inches from the barrier.
His efforts finally proved too much for his sorely tried engine, and he slowed with bad, misfiring, finally to retire with valve trouble. Hard luck after such a plucky effort!
Widengren's Maserati in the first race, with steam issuing from the exhaust, the result of a water leak.
Gillow's retirement let the M.G.'s firmly into the picture and after 40 laps the order was:
1st. Norman Black (M.G.).
2nd. R. T. Horton (M.G.).
3rd. H. D. Parker (M.G.).
Cooke's Austin had, developed clutch slip and could hardly get away from Gough corner, but Frazer-Nash on another Austin was still going magnificently.
Widengren's Maserati appeared to have developed some rather intricate leak in the water system, for he came round each lap with clouds of steam belching from the exhaust manifold. At 50 laps the order of the first three was unchanged, but Black had increased his lead, and M.G.s now held the first five places.
Whitcroft was driving a splendid race and his cornering was very fast, but always accurate and, steady. He was lying sixth after 50 laps but was only 4 seconds on handicap behind the fifth man (Dan Higgin) and 30 seconds behind Major Gardner who was 4th at this point.
At 60 laps Parker had taken second place from R. T. Horton, but there was no chance of anything but an M.G. win.
The fate of the team prize was far less certain, however, and lay between Gardner's M.G. team consisting of himself, Horton and R. R. Jackson, and the official Riley trio.
Whitcroft and Noble were doggedly pursuing the M.G.s, but Sir Malcolm Campbell's car was not going so happily and had lost a few hundred revs., though still running perfectly consistently. Proof of the state to which the latest Riley engine has been brought is to be found in the fact that they were running continuously at 6,000 r.p.m.., for the whole race.
Norman Black's Midget and Whitcroft's Riley.
Urgent signs to the two leading teams to do all they knew, produced a great spurt at the end and R. R. Jackson while endeavouring to catch up the rest of his team had an anxious moment at Gough corner when he went into it close behind W. Kehoe (M.G.), who skidded round in front of him and drifted bodily sideways towards the barrier and stopped broadside on with the tail on the raised path which runs alongside the corner. Jackson, however, took neatly to the path, shot behind the stationary car, careered along the path and then drove down the grass bank into the road.
The Rileys made a great effort and Whitcroft and Noble pulled up to 4th and 5th places respectively at the finish. Norman Black got himself and his car half drowned by a shower of spray from another car and some found its way into the ignition system and for a few minutes he missed badly. It soon cleared, however, and he came home a winner of the first day's event at 64.76 m.p.h., a very fine performance for such a small engine under such wretched weather conditions.
Results of the first day's race for the Saorstat Cup were as follows:
1. M.G. Midget, Norman Black, 3h. 21m. 20s. (64.76 m.p.h.).
2. M.G. Midget, R. T. Horton, 3h. 24m. 5s. (63.88 m.p.h.).
3. M.G. Midget, A. T. G. Gardner, 3h. 24m. 15s. (63.83 m.p.h.).
4. Riley, C. R. Whitcroft, 3h. 25m. 55s. (74.49 m.p.h.).
5. Riley, W. P. Noble, 3h. 25m. 57s. (74.48 m.p.h.).
6. M.G. Midget, H. D. Parker, 3h. 26m. us. (63.23 m.p.h.).
7. M.G. Midget, Dan Higgin, 3h. 26m. 38s. (63.10 m.p.h.).
8. Austin, A. Frazer Nash, 3h. 29m. 13s. (69.61 m.p.h.).
9. Riley, Sir M. Campbell, 3h. 29m. 20s. (73.27 m.p.h.).
10. M.G. Midget, R. R. Jackson, 3h. 32m. 9s. (61.45 m.p.h.).
11. Alfa-Romeo, A. C. Taylor, 3h. 37m. 22s. (75.27 m.p.h.).
12. M.G. Midget, F. S. Barnes, M. G. Midget, W. Kehoe, 3h. 38m. 27s. (59.68 m.p.h.).
14. Austin, Leon Cushman, 3h. 40m. 40s. (66.03 m.p.h.).
15. M.G. Midget, R. Watney, 3h. 41m. 54s. (58.75 m.p.h.).
The team prize went to Major Gardner's team, as the Riley hopes were rather spoiled by the fact that Campbell mistook the number of laps and came in a lap too soon, and lost time before proceeding.
Team Results and aggregate times:
1. Major A. T. G. Gardner's M.G. Midget team, 10h. 20m. 29s. (A. T. G. Gardner, R. T. Horton and R. R. Jackson)
2. Mr. Victor Riley's Riley team, 10h. 21m. 12s. (Sir M. Campbell, C. R. Whitcroft and W. P. Noble.)
3. The Earl of March's M.G. Midget team, 10h. 291n. 25s. (H. D. Parker, N. Black and R. Watney).

Motor Sport
Eireann Cup entries and results:
No. Driver: Car:   Engine:     Entrant: Position: Class: Category:
1 Earl Howe Mercedes-Benz SS 7068.5 cc L6 (s) Earl Howe 5th    
4 Campari / Ramponi Maserati 26M 2500 cc 8 (s) M.C. Morris 2nd    
5 Eyston / Wilkinson Maserati 26M 2500 cc 8 (s) M.C. Morris 4th    
7 Oats / Gostin OM 2300 cc L6 (s) dnf    
8 Henry Birkin Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 2300 cc 8 (s) Henry Birkin 1st    
2 B. O. Davis Mercedes-Benz SS 7068.5 cc L6 (s) B.O. Davis 6th    
Dan Higgin Austro Daimler dnf    
11 Bill Esplen Talbot AM90 2300 cc L6 Bill Esplen 8th    
10 Brian Lewis Talbot AV105 3000 cc L6 Fox & Nicholl 3rd    
George Field Invicta S 4500 cc L6 Field 7th    
  Richard Oats Maserati 26M 2500 cc 8 (s) M.C. Morris dna    
  Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz SS 7068.5 cc L6 (s)   dna    


Motor SportJuly 1931
Eireann Cup

The start of the second day's race, with Earl Howe's and B. O. Davis' two Mercedes in the foreground.
THE second day's race, for cars over 1,500 c.c., will long be remembered as one of the most thrilling and closest struggles in the history of motor racing. For the first time in these islands we were able to see the fight for supremacy between Italy's two leading racing firms, Alfa-Romeo and Maserati. Thundering on their heels were the two great Mercedes of Earl Howe and B. O. Davis, while it would have only needed a Bugatti entry to show Europe's finest road-racers in a replica of the fierce continental struggles which keep these cars in the very front rank of modern development.
The race was in doubt to the very end and the slightest incident to any of the leading cars might have altered the whole complexion of the event. Although Britain could not supply the whining car, both the race and the lap record fell to British drivers. All who have followed Sir Henry Birkin's racing career thtough all its fine performances and inevitable misfortunes, have long realized that here we have a driver who can rank with the world's best. Therefore, his fine victory, the result of faultless and accurate driving under varying and difficult conditions, was immensely popular.
Congratulations are also due to Earl Howe for his wonderful performance in breaking the lap record set up on this circuit last year. His new speed of 91.8 m.p.h. for the lap was attained more than once, and just beats Rudolph Caracciola's previous record by 1 second. Another great effort was that
Sir Henry Birkin's winning Alfa-Romeo, snapped near the end of the race.
He drove magnificently throughout and his victory was very popular.
of the veteran, Campari, hero of many classic races, who, in spite of a badly cut eye from his splintered goggles, took over his car again after receiving medical attention, and drove with only one eye in use for the rest of the race and gained second place.
Brian Lewis on one of the "105" Talbots was the first completely British "equipage" to finish, gaining third place by a fine display of accurate driving, and by complete reliability on the part of his car, which in the true Talbot tradition of last season, ran absolutely non-stop from start to finish. His performance is all the better when it is considered that the Talbot is a very normal type of unsupercharged car entirely suitable for ordinary use on the roads without modification.
After a dismal opening, the day brightened towards the starting hour, and the crowds in attendance were vastly greater than for the first day, and by the time the cars were lined up for the start the sun was shining and everyone hoped that the weather would hold.
At 2.30 p.m. the flag dropped, a maroon banged, and the engines broke into a growl, rising to a roar as the whole pack shot down to Mountjoy with Earl Howe in the lead. Silence at the grandstand for a minute or so and then a rising crecendo as Howe's Mercedes screamed up the straight about 100 yards in front of Davis and shot past with his foot hard down, the shrill scream of the blower blending with the low roar of the exhaust to produce that wonderful double note that has thrilled so many. Close behind the "Mercs" snarled Campari's Maserati, showing a turn of speed from 2½ litres that was simply amazing. Then Birkin, Eyston, Lewis and the rest roared by and the race was on in earnest.
With 10 laps completed Campari was leading on handicap by 1 second from Earl Howe, who soon after lapped in 2m. 47s. or 91.8 m.p.h. He had the blower engaged almost continuously and this is probably the cause of his later trouble with it. Had he kept to
The Italian crack. Campari accelerating away from Esplen at Mountjoy.
the usual Mercedes practice of using the blower only on the gears, with an intermittent touch to hold the required speed in top, all might have been well. However, when a driver is man enough to hold such a car so constantly flat out on a road course as to overtax its mighty engine, one can only offer criticism with a feeling of intense respect! Lord Howe has lately shown himself to be one of the finest drivers of the day, and if it is lap records he wishes, who are we to suggest caution?
The Invicta was showing up very well and though for the first few laps Field was a little wild on the corners, he soon settled down and gave a fine display of fast yet steady cornering which he maintained to the end.
The early promise of a dry race was rudely shattered by a clap of thunder followed by heavy rain, and conditions immediately became anything but pleasant. The noise of the thunder was so sharp that several drivers had anxious moments listening to their motors to locate the noise, while Brian Lewis informed us afterwards that a particular clap of thunder coinciding with a gear change made him quite certain for the moment that his gear-box had "burst"!
In spite of the rain, speeds remained terrific, and there was some lurid work on
G. E. T. Eyston (Maserati) followed by Lewis at the same point of the course.
the corners. Davis was cornering very fast but not too steadily at times, as for instance when he disappeared off the road backwards at Mountjoy, but only lost a few seconds getting going again. After this little mistake his handling of the great car was excellent.
Campari still led at 15 and 20 laps but his lead was gradually being cut down. Howe had dropped from second place to fourth. Eyston pulled up to second with Birkin third. The Maseratis were lapping at just on 90 m.p.h., with Birkin almost as fast. Then the beat of Eyston's engine became less even, Birkin took second place and a few minutes later Eyston came in to change plugs. This cured his trouble and he was once more going well. He took the opportunity to fill up, and as he was doing so Campari came in and jumped out with his hand covering his face.
Ramponi, the Maserati reserve driver, at once took over the refuelling of his car, leapt into the driver's seat and roared away after Birkin and his Alfa. Campari, while attempting to pass Birkin had taken a flying stone on his goggles and a splinter had cut his eye. He was examined by Surgeon Pringle who ascertained that there was no glass actually in the eye, and as soon as he was bandaged up he was clamouring to take over once more from Ramponi. The latter was not quite keeping up the cracking pace which Campari had been setting, and which would be required if Birkin was to be caught. The latter had taken the lead at 25 laps from the Maserati, which was second, while Earl Howe had pulled up once more to third place. Eyston had now dropped out of the first six, showing how in such a hard-fought race the least stop can be fatal.
At 30 laps Birkin was leading Earl Howe by 2m. 44s. on handicap, the other "Merc" was up to third, and Ramponi fourth. Campari, wild with impatience, insisted on taking over again from Ramponi, and, set off in a desperate effort to catch Birkin, now nearly 4 minutes ahead, and driving the race of his life.
Lewis on the Talbot at Gough corner.
The ensuing struggle will never be forgotten by those who witnessed it. Campari, seemingly unaffected by his injury, was doing all he knew. Lap after lap he shot up to Mountjoy, a slow right angle corner at the end of the two mile straight, and it seemed as if he would never cut out in time. Then close on the corner at something over 110 m.p.h., the car swayed and shuddered under the full power of its wonderful brakes, down through the gears he went, and he was round and away. As he and Birkin appeared each time the soaking crowds cheered and yelled.
At 40 laps Campari was second again, 3m. 43s. behind the Alfa. Davis was third and Lewis fourth. The Talbot driver was giving a wonderful exhibition, and his cornering was very fast and perfectly steady, as his almost silent car purred its way round the course.
All eyes, however, were on the leaders who were driving like demons, the angry roar of the Maserati contrasting with the smoother hum of the Alfa.
At Gough corner, where the width of the road gives scope for variety in styles, it was interesting to note the drivers' methods. Campari pulled his car in close on the last part of the bend, feeling the throttle all the time as the tail slid outwards in little jerks. Then his foot went hard down and he shot down the straight. Birkin took the corner in a more even sweep and used nearly the whole width of the road coming out of the corner. Both cars seemed absolutely at the limit and it was quite impossible to say which was the faster on the actual corners, though Campari's braking was the more violent.
Earl Howe had now stopped blowing owing to a cracked supercharger casing, and though still doing a good 100 m.p.h., and more, was left on the straight by the flying Italian cars.
At 45 laps the gap between the leaders was almost unchanged, while Davis had brought his Mercedes back into third place. Eyston was once more in the picture, being fifth.
50 laps saw no change in the order, but the gap was now down to 2m. 43s. For another 5 laps, the gap remained unchanged, and at 60 laps it was still within a second of the same, and then Campari had to come in for another refuel.
Eyston was catching up once more and after 55 laps had passed Lewis and taken third place.
The positions were still so close that anything might happen, and no one could afford to have the most trivial trouble. Eyston, with a third place almost within his grasp ran short of fuel. After a momentary stop on the back stretch of the course he managed to get to the pits. He filled in frantic haste and got away so violently that the mechanic, who was but half in the car, shot over into the rear seat. All was not well yet, however, and the engine coughed and spluttered for many precious seconds before he could get going, and Lewis' never-failing Talbot took third place once more.
All eyes were now glued to the giant scoreboard to try and see who would win the Phoenix Trophy-Norman Black and his M.G. whose plaque was moving relentlessly up the board on its previous day's performance, or Birkin and the Alfa-Romeo.
Eyston's Maserati and the winning Alfa passing th pits.
With only a few laps to go Birkin was just leading the M.G., when his engine started to miss for lack of fuel. He shot into the pits with his mechanic standing ready to jump for it. The car stopped with a jerk, the filler cap was snapped open, the funnel placed and two churns of fuel hurled into it, the whole issue pulled off half emptied, and, the mechanic leapt into the car as it moved off. Very snappy indeed! But 27 valuable seconds had gone, and with them the Phoenix Trophy for the absolute winner, as the M.G. plaque reached the top of the board 11 seconds before Birkin flashed over the line, to a roar of cheering, winner of the day's event and the Eireann Cup, after one of the finest races ever seen in these islands.
Less than 3 minutes later Campari followed, after a wonderful fight against odds and a display of driving that was indeed good to see. Then, very close on his heels was Brian Lewis and his wonderful Talbot, which had run without a stop or falter for the entire distance, and averaged 79.92 m.p.h. Earl Howe and Davis were next on the two Mercedes, which had both been compelled to drop back from the leaders owing to minor troubles with their blowers, which meant running without them.
Field in the Invicta was seventh after a very excellent performance indeed, only overshadowed by the terrific battle among the leaders. The last place was filled by W. Esplen, who drove a privately owned and entered model "90" Talbot, and put up a very good show. It was his first big race and he drove steadily and well. We hope to see more of him in later events. The two retirements were R. F. Oats and Dan Higgin, who both very sportingly swelled the entry with cars which did not actually stand a chance of victory. Oats drove an unprepared supercharged O.M. as his Maserati could not be got ready in time, and went well till a cracked ball race in the engine made him retire. Dan Higgin's mount was a four year old Austro-Daimler which went out with engine trouble early in the race.
Sir H. Birkin at Mountjoy corner.
1. Alfa-Romeo, Sir H. Birkin, 21m. 31s. (83.8 m.p.h.)
2. Maserati, G. Campari, 3h. 24m. 22s. (82.56 m.p.h.)
3. Talbot, B. E. Lewis, 3h. 24m. 31s. (79.92 121.p.h.)
4. Maserati, G. E. T. Eyston., 3h. 25m. 14s. (82.20 m.p.h.)
5. Mercedes-Benz, Earl Howe, 3h. 30m. 13s. (85.13)
6. Mercedes-Benz, B. O. Davis, 3h. 31m. 05s. (84.71 m.p.h.)
7. Invicta, G. Field, 3h. 32m. 39s. (79.31 m.p.h.)
8. Talbot, Wm. Esplen, 3h. 52m. 28s. (70.38 m.p.h.)
Earl Howe's "Merc" at Mountjoy corner.
Davis (Mercedes) leading Esplen's Talbot.