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1904 Blackpool Race Meeting

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Held on the 14th-15th October 1904


Clifford Earp and C. S. Rolls were equal first in the flying kilometre downhill time.


The following were the results:-

Darracq Cup, run over a mile course from a standing start by Darracq cars of 15.24 and 30 horse-power on a handicap.— 1, Mr. H. Kennedy’s 12 h.p. car, driven by Mr. H. Kennedy; 2, Mr. Huntly Walker's 30 h.p., driven by Mr. Huntly Walker; 3, Mr. Noar's 15 h.p., driven by Mr. Noar.

The remaining events wore run over a living kilometre.

Motor cycles up to and including 1701b.— 1, Mr. T. H. Tessier’s 4.5 h.p. Bat cycle, time 86 3-5sec. ; 2, Mr. J. J. Crundall’s motor-cycle; 3, Mr. H. Rignold's 4.5 h.p. Lagonda.

Motor cycles, with no restriction as to weight.— 1, Mr. T. H. Tessier (4.5 h.p. list), time, 33 3-5sec.; 2. Mr. J. J. Crundall's motor cycle; 3, Mr. E. T. Jones's Humber cycle.

Touring cars, £250 or under.— The Speedwell Motor Company (10 h.p. csr), time, 1 2>5wc. ; 2, Anglo-American Motor Company (8.5 h.p. Cadillac) ; 3, Star Engineering Company (7 h.p. Star.)

Touring cars, £250 to £500.— 1, Mr. J. R. Richmond’s 15 h.p. Darracq, time, 4S l-5sec.; Mr. J. Keele's 15 h.p. Darracq.

Touring cars, £500 to £750.— 1, Mr. Huntly Walker’s 30 h.p. Daracq, time, 454-usoc.; 2, Mr. J. D. Higgins’s 20 h.p. Darracq; 3, Mr. J. Thorneycroft’s 20 h.p. Thorneycroft.

Match.— Mr. E. W. Lustoner (23 h.p. Daimler) beat Mr. Birtwistle’s 24 h.p. De Dietrich.

Touring cars. £750 to £1,200.— 1, Leon Bollee Syndicate (40 h.p. Leon Bollee); 2, Miss Dorothy Levitt's 20 h.p. Napier.

Touring cars, irrespective of price.— 1. Mr. A. Fletcher's 60 h.p. Mercedes; 2, Mr. L. Williamson's 60 h.p. Mercedes.

Racing cars.— 1, Mr. C. Earp’s SO h.n. Napier, rate S4’t>S miles per hour ; 2, tho Hon. C. S. Rolls’s 100 h.p. Mors, nite M*04 miles per hour.

Clipper Tyre Cup.— A handicap. won by Mr.T. Thorneycroft's 20 h.p. Thorceycroft.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Automotor Journal 1904/10/22
  2. The Autocar 1904/10/22
  3. The Motor 1904/10/18
  4. The Times (London, England), Monday, October 17, 1904