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Richmond Trophy

Goodwood, 14 Apr 1952

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 José Froilán Gonzalez Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [125-C-02] - V12
#50 G A Vandervell (see note 1)
12 19m 35.0s
88.23 mph
2 Mike Hawthorn (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk I 'T20' [CB-4-52] - Bristol 6
#10 Ecurie Richmond
12 2001.0
3 Duncan Hamilton Talbot T26C [110 011] 6
#60 (see note 2)
12 2008.1
4 George Abecassis (F2) 2-litre HWM 52 - Alta 4
#34 HW Motors
12 2015.2
5 Graham Whitehead ERA B Type [R10B] - s/c 6
#52 (see note 3)
12 2032.1
6 Eric Brandon (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk I 'T20' [CB-3-52] - Bristol 6
#4 Ecurie Richmond
11
7 John James Maserati 4CLT-48 ['P1'] - s/c 4
#59 (see note 4)
11
8 Joe Kelly Alta GP [No 3] - s/c 4
#57 (see note 5)
11
9 Bobby Baird Baird Griphon - Maserati s/c 4
#61
11
10 Bill Dobson Ferrari 125 [10C] - s/c V12
#33 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 6)
11
11 Gordon Watson (F2) 2-litre Alta F2 [F2-2] 4
#36
11
12 Tony Gaze (F2) 2-litre Alta F2 [F2-1] 4
#42
11
R Bob Gerard ERA B Type [R14B] - s/c 6
#6 (see note 7)
4 engine
R Tony Rolt Delage 15S8 [WMG102] - ERA s/c 6
#53 R R C Walker (see note 8)
3 engine
DNS Alan Brown (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk I 'T20' [CB-2-52] - Bristol 6
#10 Ecurie Richmond
Did not start
DNS David Murray Ferrari 125 [10C] - s/c V12
#33 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 9)
Did not start
DNA Kenneth McAlpine (F2) 2-litre Connaught A [A1] - Lea-Francis 4
#35
Did not arrive
DNA Philip Fotheringham-Parker (F2) 2-litre Connaught A [A4] - Lea-Francis 4
#43 W B Black
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 [114] - s/c V12
#51
Did not arrive
DNA Eric Thompson ERA C Type [R8C] - s/c 6
#63 B N Shawe-Taylor (see note 10)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [125-C-02] (José Froilán Gonzalez): Vandervell acquired a Tipo 125 for 1950 and entered it at the International Trophy for Ascari to drive. This car is now in the Donington Collection and is stamped 125-C-02 indicating it is one of the three 'GP49' cars but it was rebodied before the International Trophy so identifying whether it was Ascari's or Villoresi's regular car has not been possible.
  2. Talbot T26C [110 011] (Duncan Hamilton): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 011' was Johnny Claes car in 1948-50 and then sold to Duncan Hamilton (and Fotheringham-Parker) and raced 1951-53. Stored in France until 1955 when Hamilton sold it to Allan Freeman in New Zealand who raced it through to 1961. It was bought by Joe Hepworth in 1963 and returned to England; then via other UK and French owners until sold to Bernie Ecclestone 1996. Retained 2002.
  3. ERA B Type [R10B] (Graham Whitehead): Peter Whitehead's regular B Type from 1936 to 1952 (also driven by Peter Walker and Graham Whitehead). Then via other UK and US owners to Nick Mason who raced and demonstrated it for more than 20 years from 1980. With Paddins Dowling by 2006. Retained 2007.
  4. Maserati 4CLT-48 ['P1'] (John James): In November 1950 Reg Parnell advertised a 4CLT as "virtually an English production of the 4CLT Maserati". Given the way Parnell and Maserati operated at this time, it would seem likely that the car was built from factory-supplied components but assembled in the UK for tax reasons. Roy Blomfield and John James bought this car and raced it; then it went to George Weaver in US together with Leslie Brooke's 1595. From Weaver's estate to Tom Wheatcroft by 1974 and now in the Donington Museum.
  5. Alta GP [No 3] (Joe Kelly): The third GP Alta, 'GP3', was built for Joe Kelly and raced until 1951. Then extensively modified by Kelly as his 'IRA' special. This car was later acquired by Ray Fielding and fitted with a Jaguar engine. (Sources: Directory of Historic Racing Cars, Jenkinson; Powered by Jaguar 2nd Ed 2005, Nye)
  6. Ferrari 125 [10C] (Bill Dobson): Peter Whitehead bought 10C new for 1949 and used it through 1949 and 1950 before buying a newer ex-works 125. This car was raced by Dobson in 1951 and later sold to David Murray. Whitehead later bought a 1949/50 LWB Tipo 125 renumbered 0114; it is this latter car that spent many years in the Donington Collection.
  7. ERA B Type [R14B] (Bob Gerard): Johnny Wakefield 1938-39 and then Bob Gerard's main ERA from 1946 to 1953. Then via Jimmy Stuart to Donald Day in 1959. Apart from a short period, Day has owned it ever since. Recent drivers include Ted Rollason, Goff Tidball and Paul Richardson. Retained 2007.
  8. Delage 15S8 [WMG102] (Tony Rolt): Numbered '5' by Alan Burnard in his histories as a continuation of the works numbering but also logically 'WMG 102'. The second 1937 White Mouse Garages ifs car, using parts from ex-works 1926/27 GP 2,3 and 4 on a new chassis. Possibly not completed until acquired by Reg Parnell during the war. Driven in 1946 sprints by his nephew Roy Parnell, then by Dick Habershon in club events 1947-49 and Rob Walker (driver Tony Rolt) 1949. Fitted with E-Type ERA engine and campaigned by Walker as the ERA-Delage 1951-53, usual driver Rolt but also Peter Walker, Eric Thompson, Roy Salvadori and, in occasional sprints, Rob Walker himself. Alan Burnand in sprints 1954-56 then in historic racing with Joe Goodhew, Ray Potter, Patrick Lindsay, Anthony Mayman and, since 1993, Bruce Spollon.
  9. Ferrari 125 [10C] (David Murray): Peter Whitehead bought 10C new for 1949 and used it through 1949 and 1950 before buying a newer ex-works 125. This car was raced by Dobson in 1951 and later sold to David Murray. Whitehead later bought a 1949/50 LWB Tipo 125 renumbered 0114; it is this latter car that spent many years in the Donington Collection.
  10. ERA C Type [R8C] (Eric Thompson): Built in 1938 using mechanical parts from R8B and raced by Earl Howe 1938 and until a crash in the 1939 International Trophy. Then to Reg Parnell for 1946, Cuth Harrison from 1947 to 1951, Brian Shawe-Taylor 1951 and 1952; then a chain of other owners until acquired in 1977 by Bruce Spollon. Rebuilt to correct C-type specs and raced from 1981 to 2003.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

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