1934 Phillip Island 100

The 1934 Phillip Island 100 was a motor race staged at the Phillip Island circuit in Victoria, Australia on 1 January 1934.[1] The 100 mile race, which was organised by the Light Car Club of Australia, was attended by over 8,000 people.[1] It was contested on a handicap basis with the limit starter, JW Williamson, commencing the race 17 minutes before the scratch starter, WB Thompson.[1] A competitor had to complete the course within the prescribed time limit of 1¾ hours to be classified as a finisher.[1]

The race was won by JW Williamson driving a Riley.[1]

Race resultsEdit

 
The MGs of Jennings, Warren & Murphy (left to right) contesting the 1934 Phillip Island 100
Position [1] Driver [1] No.[2] Car [1][2] Capacity [2] Entrant [2] Race time [1] Handicap [1] Laps [1]
1 JW Williamson 32 Riley 1087 cc JW Williamson 91 min 26 sec 17:00 16 [3]
2 JO McCutcheon 7 Bugatti 1496 cc K MacMeikan   6:00 16
3 GB Dentry 8 Riley 10936 cc GB Dentry   6:00 16
4 AJ Terdich 2 Bugatti 1540 cc s/c AJ Terdich   3:00 16
5 L Jennings 5 MG Magna 1087 cc L Jennings   5:00 16
6 NF Putt 19 MG Magna 1250 cc Britannia Motors Pty Ltd   12:00 16
7 LP Murphy 20 MG Midget 847 cc LP Murphy   12:00 16
NC H Drake-Richmond 12 Bugatti 1498 cc H Drake-Richmond   7:30 15
NC CR Warren 6 MG Midget 747 cc s/c Britannia Motors Pty Ltd   5:00 15
NC JF Clements 3 Bugatti 1992 cc J Clements   3:30 15
DNF WB Thompson 1 Bugatti 1496 cc s/c WB Thompson   Scratch 10
DNF CW Junker 4 Bugatti 1496 cc CW Junker   4:30 ?
DNF R Lea Wright 18 Singer Nine 972 cc A Beasley   12:00 ?
DNF E Nichol 9 Bugatti 1946 cc E Nichol   6:00 ?
DNF K McKinney 11 Austin Seven[4] 747 cc s/c K McKinney   7:00 5
DNF JH McGrath 14 Bugatti 1496 cc JH McGrath   7:30 2
DNF G Disher 17 Salmson 1097 cc G Disher   11:00 0

NotesEdit

  • Starters: 17 [5]
  • Classified finishers: 7 [1]
  • Unclassified: 3 (All were on their last lap when the time limit expired) [1]
  • Retirements: 7 [1]
  • Fastest lap: WB Thompson, time unknown, (average speed of approximately 83 mph) [1]
  • Fastest time: JO McCutcheon, 80 minutes 27 seconds [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Many thrills in motor car race - Phillip Island "100", The Argus, Tuesday, 2 January 1934, page 8
  2. ^ a b c d Phillip Island "100" - Handicaps Declared, The Argus, Thursday, 14 December 1934, page 14
  3. ^ The race report in The Argus states that the race distance was 100 miles and the lap length was 6½ miles therefore it has been assumed that the race was contested over 16 laps.
  4. ^ Phillip Island Races, Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, 22 December 1933, page 13
  5. ^ The race report in The Argus states that there were 16 starters but mentions 17 starters by name