New Zealand Motor Racing
1952

Events:
2nd Lady Wigram Trophy
3rd Ohakea Trophy
4th NZ Championship Road Race
2nd CWF Hamilton Trophy


Start of one of the heats for the 2nd Lady Wigram Trophy.

2nd Lady Wigram Trophy

Date: 23rd February 1952
Venue: Wigram
Airfield

24 laps of 2.116 miles or 3.403 kms (50.784 miles or 81.672 kms)

Grid: (* denotes pole)

Bob Gibbons*                  George Smith                     Tom Sulman                   Les Moore
                        Hec Green                        Don Ransley                      Des Wild                     Arnold Stafford
John McMillan                    Jack Tutton                          Pat Hoare                    Doug Haigh
                         Ron Hurst                         Del Drewery                  Ronnie Moore                  Halsey Logan
                                            Hec McLean                      Frank Shuter                   Sybil Lupp
 


John McMillan (McMillan-Ford / Ford)

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 Les Moore NZ Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c 24 39m 04s
2 Tom Sulman Aust Maserati 4CM / Maserati 1496cc 4cyl s/c 24 40m 40s
3 Frank Shuter NZ V8 Special / Mercury 3992cc V8 24 42m 35s
4 Halsey Logan NZ Logan Special / Mercury 4024cc V8    
5 Des Wild NZ Allard J2 / Ford 3907cc V8    
6 Arnold Stafford NZ Cooper Mk IV / Norton 498cc 1cyl    
7 Sybil Lupp NZ MG TD / MG 1250cc 4cyl s/c    
8 Doug Haigh NZ Ford 10 Special / Ford 1168cc 4cyl    
9 Pat Hoare NZ HRG / Singer 1498cc 4cyl s/c    
10 Jack Tutton NZ Jaguar C-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl    
  John McMillan NZ McMillan Special / Ford 3876cc V8    
  Del Drewery NZ Singer Special / Singer 972cc 4cyl    
  Ron Hurst NZ Ford 10 Special / Ford 1172cc 4cyl    
Ret George Smith NZ GeeCeeEss / Mercury 4505cc V8 20 Puncture
Ret Ronnie Moore NZ Kieft C50 / Vincent 998cc V2 s/c 17 Accident
Ret Don Ransley NZ Alfa Romeo 8C / Alfa 2330cc 8cyl s/c 17 Accident
Ret Hec Green NZ RA Vanguard / Vanguard 2088cc 4cyl s/c 14 Gearbox
Ret Hec McLean NZ Cooper Mk II / JAP 1098cc V2 3 Broken Chain
Ret Bob Gibbons NZ Cooper Mk V / JAP 1098cc V2 3 Engine
DNS Harold Bandy NZ RA Vauxhall / Vauxhall 1442cc 4cyl    
DNS Alec Ferguson NZ Fiat Special / Fiat 1098cc 4cyl    
DNS Wally Darrell NZ Vauxhall Special / Vauxhall 1300cc 4cyl    
DNS Dave Habgood NZ Cragar-Ford / Ford 3439cc 4cyl    

Fastest Lap: Bob Gibbons 1m 33.0s (set in heats).

 


Herb Gilroy (Austin 7 / Austin)

3rd Ohakea Trophy

Date: 1st March 1952
Venue: Ohakea Airfield

35 laps of 3.22 kms (112.65kms)

Starting Order: (Handicap Race)      Kennedy started and the rest followed at indicated times behind him.

Jack Kennedy           0m
Ben Annsley              2m 45s
Bob Greenwell           3m 55s
Pat Hoare                   3m 55s
Don Tilsley                  3m 55s
Fordy Farland             6m 15s
Herb Gilroy                  6m 15s
Ewen Faulkner            6m 15s
Ron Roycroft               6m 50s
Ron Sutherland           6m 50s
Harry Chatteris           8m 00s
Arnold Stafford           8m 35s
Frank Shuter             11m 10s
Halsey Logan           11m 55s
Hec McLean             13m 15s
Tom Sulman             13m 15s
George Smith           14m 00s


George Smith (GeeCeeEss / Mercury)

Being a handicap race, the outright winner of the race is the first car to cross the line having completed the specified distance. The cars crossed the line in the following order :-

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 Arnold Stafford NZ Cooper Mk IV / Norton 498cc 1cyl 35  
2 Frank Shuter NZ Allard J2 / Mercury 3920cc V8 35  
3 George Smith NZ GeeCeeEss / Mercury 4675cc V8 35 58m 15s
4 Tom Sulman Aust Maserati 4CM / Maserati 1496cc 4cyl s/c 35 58m 45s
5 Pat Hoare NZ HRG / Singer 1498cc 4cyl s/c 35  
6 Harry Chatteris NZ Jaguar XK-120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 35  
7 Bob Greenwell NZ MG TD / MG 1250cc 4cyl s/c 35  
8 Ron Roycroft NZ Bugatti Type 35A / Bugatti 1991cc 8cyl 35  
9 Ben Annsley NZ Bristol 400 / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl 35  
10 Ron Sutherland NZ RGS / Willys 2199cc 4cyl 35  
11 Ewen Faulkner NZ Ford-Morris / Ford 3622cc V8 35  
Ret Halsey Logan NZ Logan Special / Mercury 4118cc V8 22 Mechanical
Ret Herb Gilroy NZ Austin 7 / Austin 747cc 4cyl s/c 21 Fuel Supply
Ret Hec McLean NZ Cooper Mk II / JAP 1098cc V2 17 Broken Chain
Ret Jack Kennedy NZ Austin 7 Special / Austin 747cc 4cyl 15  
Ret Don Tilsley NZ Singford / Ford 1172cc 4cyl 8 Clutch
Ret Fordy Farland NZ Singer-Buick / Buick 4074cc 8cyl 2  
DNS Bob Gibbons NZ Cooper Mk V / JAP 1098cc V2    
DNS John McMillan NZ McMillan Special / Ford 3876cc V8    
DNA Peter Harrison NZ Jaguar XK-120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl    
DNA Gordon Brown NZ GBS / Ford 1904cc V8    
DNA Ronnie Moore NZ Kieft C50 / Vincent 998cc V2 s/c    
DNA Les Moore NZ Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c    
DNA Jack Brewer NZ RA Vanguard / Vanguard 2088cc 4cyl s/c    

Fastest Lap: Hec McLean 1m 46s

Scratch Results:

1   George Smith
2   Tom Sulman
3   Frank Shuter
4   Arnold Stafford
5   Harry Chatteris
6   Bob Greenwell
7   Pat Hoare
8   Ron Roycroft
9   Ben Annsley
10 Ron Sutherland
11 Ewen Faulkner

 

 

4th NZ Championship Road Race
2nd CWF Hamilton Trophy

Date: 22nd March 1952
Venue: Mairehau

40 laps of 4kms (160kms)

Grid: This was a massed grid scratch race with Smith leading the field off and the handicap times being applied at the end.

George Smith              19m 00s
Ron Roycroft                16m 00s
Halsey Logan               16m 00s
Frank Shuter                16m 00s
Arnold Stafford            14m 30s
Rob Shand                  13m 00s
Jack Tutton                  13m 00s
Des Wild                      13m 00s
Jack Tucker                 10m 00s
Sybil Lupp                    10m 00s
Russell Beach                6m 00s
Nola Blackburn               6m 00s
Fred Sharman                6m 00s
Wally Darrell                   4m 30s
Alec Ferguson               4m 30s
Doug Haigh                    4m 30s
Duncan Rutherford        4m 30s
Noel Ching                     0m 00s
Ran Macdonald             0m 00s
Del Drewery                   0m 00s
Geoff Roud                     0m 00s
 


Smith leading the field away with Roycroft next.

Result

Driver Nat Car / Engine Laps Time
1 George Smith NZ GeeCeeEss / Mercury 4675cc V8 40 1hr 37m 11s
2 Frank Shuter NZ V8 Special / Mercury 3992cc V8 40 1hr 39m 43s
3 Halsey Logan NZ Logan Special / Mercury 4024cc V8 40 1hr 42m 14s
4 Jack Tutton NZ Jaguar C-type / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 40 1hr 45m 56s
5 Jack Tucker NZ V8 Special / Ford 3622cc V8 s/c 40 1hr 46m 04s
6 Alec Ferguson NZ Fiat Special / Fiat 1098cc 4cyl 40 1hr 49m 15s
7 Sybil Lupp NZ MG TD / MG 1250cc 4cyl s/c 40 1hr 51m 51s
8 Geoff Roud NZ MG TC / MG 1250cc 4cyl 40 1hr 51m 58s
9 Ran Macdonald NZ Riley 2.5 / Riley 2500cc 6cyl 37 Flagged Off
Ret Doug Haigh NZ Ford 10 Special / Ford 1168cc 4cyl 37 Head Gasket
Ret Ron Roycroft NZ Jaguar XK-120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 33 Overheating
10 Nola Blackburn NZ Cooper Special / JAP 497cc 1cyl 24 Flagged Off
Ret Rob Shand NZ Railton LS / Hudson 4168cc 8cyl 15 Overheating
Ret Fred Sharman NZ V8 Special / Ford 3622cc V8 10  
Ret Wally Darrell NZ Vauxhall Special / Vauxhall 1300cc 4cyl 0  
DNS Arnold Stafford NZ Cooper Mk IV / Norton 498cc 1cyl   Engine
DNS Des Wild NZ Allard J2 / Ford 3907cc V8    
DNS Duncan Rutherford NZ Willys Special / Willys 2199cc 4cyl    
DNS Noel Ching NZ Singer Le Mans / Singer 947cc 4cyl    
DNS Del Drewery NZ Singer Special / Singer 972cc 4cyl    
DNS Russell Beach NZ Bentley / Bentley 4500cc 4cyl    

Fastest Lap: ??

Handicap Results:

1 Geoff Roud          1hr 13m 58s
2 Alec Ferguson    1hr 20m 15s
3 Frank Shuter       1hr 36m 43s
4 Jack Tucker        1hr 37m 04s
5 George Smith     1hr 37m 11s

 

1951                    1953

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