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Ulster Trophy

Dundrod, 7 Jun 1952

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Piero Taruffi Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [375-10] - V12
#1 G A Vandervell
34 3h 05m 47.0s
81.43 mph
2 Mike Hawthorn (F2) 2-litre Cooper-Bristol Mk I 'T20' [CB-1-52] - Bristol 6
#16 L D Hawthorn
34 3h 09í13.4
3 Joe Kelly Alta GP [No 3] - s/c 4
#14 (see note 1)
33
4 Louis Rosier Ferrari 375/51 - V12
#20
33
5 Philippe √Čtancelin Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] 6
#12 (see note 2)
32
6 Oscar Moore (sports) 3.4-litre HWM 50 [1] - Jaguar XK120 6
#17 (see note 3)
31
R Juan Manuel Fangio BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 1] - s/c V16
#7 BRM Ltd (see note 4)
25 engine
R Bobby Baird Baird Griphon - Maserati s/c 4
#4
22 oil-leak
R Ron Flockhart ERA A Type [R1A] - s/c 6
#10 Alba Union (see note 5)
18 fuel
R Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot T26C [110 001] 6
#3 Ecurie Rosier (see note 6)
14 engine
R Stirling Moss BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 2] - s/c V16
#8 BRM Ltd (see note 7)
3 engine
R Geoff Richardson RRA - ERA s/c 6
#18 (see note 8)
3 clutch
R "B Bira" Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] - OSCA V12
#6 (see note 9)
0 accident
DNS Graham Whitehead ERA C Type [R8C] - s/c 6
#2 (see note 10)
Did not start
DNS Alastair Birrell ERA A Type [R1A] - s/c 6
#10 Alba Union (see note 11)
Did not start
DNS Terry Moore (sports) 3.4-litre HWM 50 [1] - Jaguar XK120 6
#17 O B Moore (see note 12)
Did not start
DNS Peter Walker RRA - ERA s/c 6
#18 G N Richardson (see note 13)
Did not start
DNA Luigi Fagioli Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [375-10] - V12
#1 G A Vandervell
Did not arrive
DNA David Griffin (F2) 2-litre Ferrari 500 [188-F2] 4
#5 W R Baird
Did not arrive
DNA Jimmy Somervail ERA B Type [R12B] - s/c 6
#11 Border Reivers (see note 14)
Did not arrive
DNA Hector Graham Duesenberg - Clemons-Duesenberg 8
#15 Henry Kyle
Did not arrive
DNA Johnny Claes Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] 6
#19 Ecurie Belge (see note 15)
Did not arrive
DNA Alec Calder ERA B Type [R12B] - s/c 6
#11 Border Reivers (see note 16)
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. 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)
  2. Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] (Philippe √Čtancelin): Built for 1950 and raced for the works by Etancelin and Rosier, then Etancelin as a private entry 1951-54. To Terry Hall (US) 1955-57 (also driven by Ernie McAfee and Ignazio Lozano) before conversion to sportscar 1957 and then via a chain of US owners to Peter Giddings who had restored and rebodied by Steve Griswold. Raced by Giddings 1978-96 (and possibly later).
  3. HWM 50 [1] (Oscar Moore): The number '1' is used here purely for convenience; the actually chassis number of this car is unknown. Distinctive features of this car's windscreen and tail allow it to be tracked through 1950 be photographs. This was the prototype of the 1950 works F2 cars and after use by the works team in 1950 was sold to Oscar Moore for 1951, registered XMC 34 and converted in 1952 to fit a 3.4-litre Jaguar XK engine. It went to Gerry Scali in 1955 then to Terry Grainger who retained it until 2005. Doug Nye does not quote a chassis number for this car in Powered By Jaguar but the F1 Register record it as chassis FB104.
  4. BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 1] (Juan Manuel Fangio): Raced by Ray Sommer 1950, Reg Parnell 1950-53, Fangio 1952-53 and Gonzalez 1952. Retired after the 1953 season but retained by Owen Organisation as an exhibition car. Bought by Dan Marguiles for a Greek consortium at Christie's Motorfair auction in October 1981. Subsquently sold to the National Motor Museum Trust. Retained 2007.
  5. ERA A Type [R1A] (Ron Flockhart): The original 1934 prototype, this car was driven by Mays, Cook, Seaman and others before the war. Later to John Heath (HW Motors) 1946, Reg Parnell's team 1947, David Hampshire 1948-51 and then to Alistair Birrell and Ron Flockhart in Scotland in 1952. Into historic racing when it was owned by Sandy Murray from 1959 to 1982 and frequently raced by Tony Merrick. Then through a further chain of owners until acquired by Dean Butler in 2005.
  6. Talbot T26C [110 001] (Yves Giraud-Cabantous): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 001' was raced by Louis Rosier from 1948 to 1950 and then under the Ecurie Rosier banner by Pozzi in 1950; by Henri Louveau and Louis Chiron in 1951; and by Giraud-Cabantous, Chaboud and Mairesse in 1952. It was acquired by the Musée Henri Malatre at Rochetaillé, France, in 1956 and was still on display in 1990.
  7. BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 2] (Stirling Moss): Raced by Peter Walker 1950-51, Ken Wharton 1952-54, Gonzalez 1952-53, Moss and Reg Parnell 1952 and by Ron Flockhart once in 1954. Damaged during Wharton's win at Glover Trophy, Goodwood Apr 1954, stripped and scrapped.
  8. RRA (Geoff Richardson): Built by Geoff Richardson using mechanical parts of an ex-works Riley raced before the war by Percy Maclure, in a new Richardson-built frame. Raced initially with the engine from the White Riley, and sometimes therefore called the ERA-Riley. Richardson continued to race the car, mainly in small English events, until 1955, replacing the engine with a 2.5 Riley in 1954 and a 2.0 Alta in 1955. The car was then dismantled but reassembled by Keith Knight, still with Alta engine, in 1965. Retained by Knight into this century.
  9. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] ("B Bira"): To Enrico Platé for 1949 (dated 14 Nov 1949 in Maserati records) and raced by Bira up to Geneva 1950. Car fitted with a 4450cc OSCA V12 engine for Bira for the 1951 season. The OSCA was taken to Australia in 1955 by Bira as a spare car to his 250F and sold there to Alf Harvey who raced it from 1955 to 1959. The car then went to the UK for historic racing and was bought by Tom Wheatcroft in 1971. Subsequently in the Donington Museum.
  10. ERA C Type [R8C] (Graham Whitehead): 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.
  11. ERA A Type [R1A] (Alastair Birrell): The original 1934 prototype, this car was driven by Mays, Cook, Seaman and others before the war. Later to John Heath (HW Motors) 1946, Reg Parnell's team 1947, David Hampshire 1948-51 and then to Alistair Birrell and Ron Flockhart in Scotland in 1952. Into historic racing when it was owned by Sandy Murray from 1959 to 1982 and frequently raced by Tony Merrick. Then through a further chain of owners until acquired by Dean Butler in 2005.
  12. HWM 50 [1] (Terry Moore): The number '1' is used here purely for convenience; the actually chassis number of this car is unknown. Distinctive features of this car's windscreen and tail allow it to be tracked through 1950 be photographs. This was the prototype of the 1950 works F2 cars and after use by the works team in 1950 was sold to Oscar Moore for 1951, registered XMC 34 and converted in 1952 to fit a 3.4-litre Jaguar XK engine. It went to Gerry Scali in 1955 then to Terry Grainger who retained it until 2005. Doug Nye does not quote a chassis number for this car in Powered By Jaguar but the F1 Register record it as chassis FB104.
  13. RRA (Peter Walker): Built by Geoff Richardson using mechanical parts of an ex-works Riley raced before the war by Percy Maclure, in a new Richardson-built frame. Raced initially with the engine from the White Riley, and sometimes therefore called the ERA-Riley. Richardson continued to race the car, mainly in small English events, until 1955, replacing the engine with a 2.5 Riley in 1954 and a 2.0 Alta in 1955. The car was then dismantled but reassembled by Keith Knight, still with Alta engine, in 1965. Retained by Knight into this century.
  14. ERA B Type [R12B] (Jimmy Somervail): Built by White Mouse Stable in 1939 on a new factory B-Type chassis and using the mechanical parts from R12C. Raced by Bira 1946-47 as 'Hanuman II' then to David Hampshire and David Murray for 1949 and 1950. Through a chain of mainly Scottish owners and then to Sam Tingle in Rhodesia in 1957. Then via Allan Gillespie back to Britain for Bill Morris in 1962. Campaigned by Morris up to 1998 then to David Wenman in 1999. Retained 2007.
  15. Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] (Johnny Claes): Built in 1950 using parts from '110 012' and raced for the works by Giraud-Cabantous, Sommer and, in Argentina, Gonzalez. To Claes for 1951 and then Ecurie Belgique (Claes and Pilette) 1952. Some differences of opinion over its ownership in the 1950s but then via UK and German owners until 1987. Next seen with Peter Mullin (USA) in 2001. Raced by Mullin at 2007 Monterey Historics.
  16. ERA B Type [R12B] (Alec Calder): Built by White Mouse Stable in 1939 on a new factory B-Type chassis and using the mechanical parts from R12C. Raced by Bira 1946-47 as 'Hanuman II' then to David Hampshire and David Murray for 1949 and 1950. Through a chain of mainly Scottish owners and then to Sam Tingle in Rhodesia in 1957. Then via Allan Gillespie back to Britain for Bill Morris in 1962. Campaigned by Morris up to 1998 then to David Wenman in 1999. Retained 2007.

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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