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#1 kevmcl

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 16:44

I have recently discovered there was a Scottish Grand Prix held at Winfield near Berwick in 1951, this came as a surprise to me. I know it was won by a Thinwall Masserati, but nothing else, does anybody know if there are any photos or a report out ther on the web?

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#2 Alan Cox

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 17:07

The Scottish GP of 1951 was held on the 21st July, and although a formula 1 race in name, featured Jaguar XK120s and BMW 328s. Parnell's HWM broke a drive shaft and failed to start and the race, over 100 miles, was led briefly by Archie Butterworth's 4WD AJB before David Murray took over witha Maserati 4CL. Joe Kelly's Alta challenged but retired. Murray retired with fuel pump problems and Philip Fotheringham-Parker took the lead in Duncan Hamilton's Maserati 4CL, chased home by Gillie Tyrer's BMW 328. Ian Stewart was third in an XK120.

I'm sure Mr Gauld will be able to add to the story.......

Edited by Alan Cox, 31 August 2010 - 14:08.


#3 Rob29

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 18:16

1st Scottish GP-Winfield 50laps=100 miles 21.07.51

1st Philip Fotheringham-Parker Maserati 4CLT/48 1hr 19m27s 75.52mph
2nd Gillie Tyrer BMW 328 1hr 19m 34.4
3rd Ian Stewart Jaguar XK120 2 laps behind
4th Rob Dickson Healey 2 laps behind
NC John Waugh Jaguar XK120 44 laps
Retired;
David Murray Maserati 4CLT/48 40 laps fuel pump
Bill Skelly Lea Francis
Joe Kelly Alta GP 14 laps gearbox
Archie Butterworth AJB 13 laps-engine
Reg Parnell Maserati 4CLT/48 0 laps -drive shaft

#4 David McKinney

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 18:44

Rob
I think Alan's right, and the winning car was a 4CL rather than a 4CLT. Whether or not it was Hamilton's I don't know: PFP certainly raced Hamilton's 6CM Maser around this time.
Also, Parnell was at the wheel of a locally-owned F2 HWM when he retired on the line, having been lent the car when the BRMs failed to show