D G Evans, Supercharged MG
E C (Ted) Gratton of St Thomas's Hospital in an MG.
Gratton was a medical student who joined UHULMC on 30 May 1933.
In the 1970's he was a leading expert in biomechanics.
UHULMC Speed Trials – 1936
UHULMC ASTON CLINTON SPEED TRIALS 1936
Photographs by Sport & General Press Agency
Miss Joan Richmond, HRG.
The trials were held on 23 May 1936 at Howard Park, Aston Clinton, Bucks.
Results are not to hand.
UHULMC GATWICK SPEED TRIALS, 9 November 1935
The club held speed trials at the Gatwick race-course on 9th of November 1935. No details are to hand, but we do
have a photograph of "Bira" in his ERA at this event. His brother, Prince Chula of Thailand, wrote the following in his
1936 book "Wheels at Speed":
B. Bira's next appearance was at the Speed Trials arranged by the United Hospitals and University of London Motor
Club and was run off at Gatwick race-course. It took place on Saturday, November 9. The course was the
approach road to the horse-race course and the cars and motor-cycles were sent over this stretch one by one.
There was a fair number of entries, mostly composed of motor-cycles and sports cars. The proceedings were
presided over by the genial and friendly Dr. Benjafield. Bira's E.R.A. attracted much attention amongst spectators.
Everyone was given two runs. Bira's best time of 15.80 seconds won the event for racing cars of any size and
racing cars of 1,500 c.c. He was awarded two very fine silver tankards, and altogether we had a most entertaining