3 September 1950:
Edenvale Sports Car Grand Prix. Although a shadow was cast over the event
by the tragic accident to Bob Collins, the first Edenvale Sports Car G.P.
will go down in club history as a most outstanding occasion.
Plans were drawn up months ahead of time and frequent progress meetings
were held to determine the state of arrangements. The race committee
worked with a will and a great number of the club members were called
upon for assistance. The results, we feel, more than justified the work
We should like to mention in particular the senior officials who contri-
buted so much to the success of the event. Doug Cramb–clerk of the Course-
organisation and control of event. Peter Millard–senior pit marshal,
Bill Cooper–senior course marshal, Bob Evis–chief timekeeper, Terry Simkiss
-Hugh Young–lap scoring, Bert Punshon–starter and flagman, Jack Gillies–
secretary of meeting, Joan Rolfe–Lap score boards, Ken Rolfe, Bill Quennell
and Ron White–flying motorcycle squad. We should also like to express
our thanks to the many others who acted as course marshals, pit marshals,
timekeepers, lap scorers etc. etc.
The weather was kind to us and even the newspaper write-up– Globe & Mail,
Mon.4 Sep.--didn't even sound like a newspaper write-up.
We were pleased to receive several entries from the U.S. and several
others from out of town members.
Event No.1. — Lodge Challenge Trophy
Class 1, 0-1100 c.c., 5 laps.
1st. E. Knudsen, Owen Sound, Morris Minor, No.16, 49.7 m.p.h.
2nd. P.W. Dillnutt, Toronto, Morris Minor, No.22, 48.6 m.p.h.
3rd. J.H. Cane, Toronto, Morris Minor, No.17, 47.3 m.p.h.
Event No.2. — Anthony Foster Challenge Trophy
Class 2, 1100-1500 c.c., 5 laps.
1st. Jim Peck, Montreal, M.G. (TC) No.2, 57.7 m.p.h.
2nd. Jim Fergusson, Toronto, Morris Minor Special, No.24, 57.1 m.p.h.
3rd. Peter Hayes, Toronto, M.G. (TC) No.21, 57.0 m.p.h.
4th. Robert Collins, Detroit, M.G. (TC) No.14, 57.0 m.p.h.
5th. R.S. Rea, Kitchener, M.G. (TC) No.15, 56.9 m.p.h.
6th. T.R. Pearce, Toronto, M.G. (TC) No.4, 56.9 m.p.h.
7th. D.H. Knight, Toronto, M.G. (TC) No.1, 54.1 m.p.h.
8th. W. Russell, Toronto, M.G. (TC) No.7, 54.1 m.p.h.
9th. R. Eastman, Toronto, M.G. (TC) No.31, 53.9 m.p.h.
10th. M.J. Goldman, Detroit, M.G. (TD) No.11, 53.3 m.p.h.
11th. J.E. Burnett, Montreal, M.G. (TC) No.9, 52.7 m.p.h.
12th. W.R. Rogers, Huntsville, M.G. Tourer, No.3, 49.7 m.p.h.
13th. R.S. Boyle, Toronto, Jowett Javelin, No.6, 49.2 m.p.h.
Retired: T.W. Reynolds, Toronto, Jowett Javelin, No.5.
Event No.3. — Kendall Oil Co. Challenge Trophy
Class 3, 1501-3000 c.c. and 1101-1500 c.c. supercharged.
1st. G. M. Barrett, Galt, M.G. (TD S/C), No.28, 60.0 m.p.h.
2nd. Rowland H. Keith, Peace Dale, Rhode Island, M.G. (TC S/C), 57.1 m.p.h.
3rd. M. Doyle, Toronto, Riley 2½-litre, No.19, 56.5 m.p.h.
4th. A. Holland, Toronto, Citroën 15, No.23, 54.5 m.p.h.
5th. O.R. Earle, Toronto, M.G. Tourer S/C, No.26, 54.2 m.p.h.
Event No.4. — Trophy to be decided.
Class 4, 3000 c.c.—Unlimited.
1st. B.W. Richardson, Toronto, Jaguar (XK120), No.25, 59.5 m.p.h.
2nd. James L. Cooke, Toronto, Jaguar (XK120), No.18, 59.1 m.p.h.
3rd. C.H. Davison, Detroit, Jaguar (SS.100), No.12, 59.1 m.p.h.
4th. C.F. Wheaton, Toronto, Bentley 4¼-litre, No.10, 58.5 m.p.h.
5th. J.N. Kennedy, Toronto, Lincoln, No.20, 56.6 m.p.h
Event No.5. — J.L. Cooke Road Racing Challenge Trophy
10 laps for the slower 50% of the entry.
1st. D.H. Knight, M.G. (TC), 51.5 m.p.h., pit stop 1.03 min.
2nd. A. Holland, Citroën 15, 51.2 m.p.h., pit stop 1.19 min.
3rd. W. Russell, M.G. (TC), 51.0 m.p.h., pit stop 0.98 min.
4th. O.R. Earle, M.G. (Tourer S/C), 49.0 m.p.h., pit stop 1.57 min.
5th. M.J. Goldman, M.G. (TD), 46.7 m.p.h., pit stop 2.81 min.
6th. P.W. Dillnutt, Morris Minor, 45.6 m.p.h., pit stop 1.18 min.
7th. J.E. Burnett, M.G. (TC), 45.6 m.p.h., pit stop 2.04 min.
8th. M. Doyle, Riley 2½-litre, 43.7 m.p.h., pit stop 1.21 min.
9th. R. Eastman, M.G. (TC), 42.2 m.p.h., pit stop 5.00 min.
Event No.6 — Dunlop Challenge Trophy.
Edenvale Sports Car Grand Prix for the fastest 50% of the entry.
1st. James L. Cooke, Jaguar (XK120), 56.5 m.p.h., pit stop 1.41 min.
2nd. Rowland H. Keith, M.G. (TC S/C), 54.4 m.p.h., pit stop 0.88 min.
3rd. B.W. Richardson, Jaguar (XK120), 54.2 m.p.h., pit stop 1.76 min.
4th. Peter Hayes, M.G. (TC), 53.6 m.p.h., pit stop 0.80 min.
5th. J.R. Peck, M.G. (TC), 53.2 m.p.h., pit stop 1.23 min.
6th. J.W. Fergusson, Morris Minor Special, 53.2 m.p.h., pit stop 0.89 min.
7th. Charles Wheaton, Bentley 4¼-litre, 53.1 m.p.h., pit stop 1.42 min.
8th. Tom Pearce, M.G. (TC), 52.3 m.p.h., pit stop 1.45 min.
9th. J.N. Kennedy, Lincoln, 51.0 m.p.h., pit stop 2.25 min.
10th. G.M. Barrett, M.G. (TD S/C), 50.2 m.p.h., pit stop 1.80 min.
British Empire Motor Club Bulletin, September-October 1950
Edited by Rupertlt1, 25 April 2022 - 08:08.