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1901 Glasgow Trials

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Glasgow Trials of September 2 to 6, 1901. Every car had an official observer throughout, so that each stoppage was recorded, save those for punctures. The following cars gained the daily maximum possible of 300 marks:— Class A (£250 or under), Argyll voiturette; Class C (£350 to £500), 8-hp. Arrol-Johnston; Class D (over £500), 9-hp. Napier. A considerable number of other cars came very near the maximum.

In the compulsory hill-climbing trials at Fintry and Gleneagles the highest awards of marks were as follows:—

  • Section I.,
    • Class A, 7-hp New Orleans, 341 marks;
    • Class B (2504 to 3504 M.M.C., 183 marks;
    • Class C, M.C.C. 6-seated car, 321 marks;
    • Class D, 16-hp Milnes, 1;9 marks.
  • Section II.,

The highest totals in respect of trustworthiness and hill-climbing were as follows:—

  • Section I.,
    • Class A, 7-11.-p. New Orleans, 1,807 marks;
    • Class B, 6-hp M.M.C., 1,675;
    • Class C, M.M.C. car, 1,814;
    • Class D, 16-11.-p. Milnes, 1,657.
  • Section 11.,
  • Mr. William Exe's New Orleans, 1,836.

Other points as to which no marks were published, were taken into consideration by the judges, and the gold medals were awarded to two Wolseley cars, a Locomobile, a 16-hp Milnes, and a 6-hp delivery van.

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