1953 Lady Wigram Trophy

The 1953 Lady Wigram Trophy was a motor race held at the Wigram Airfield Circuit on 28 February 1953. It was the third Lady Wigram Trophy to be held and was won by Ron Roycroft in the Alfa Romeo Tipo B. This was the third straight win for the Tipo B car and Roycroft completed the weekend in dominant fashion achieving pole position and the fastest lap as well as the race win.

1953 Lady Wigram Grand Prix
3rd Lady Wigram Trophy
Wigram Airfield Circuit map.png
Race details
Date 28 February 1953
Location Wigram Airfield Circuit, Christchurch, New Zealand
Course Temporary racing facility
Course length 3.403 km (2.116 mi)
Distance 24 laps, 81.672 km (50.784 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver
  • New Zealand Ron Roycroft
Alfa Romeo Tipo B
Time Determined by heats
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Ron Roycroft Alfa Romeo Tipo B
Time 1:34.0
Podium
First
  • New Zealand Ron Roycroft
Alfa Romeo Tipo B
Second
  • New Zealand George Smith
GeeCeeEss
Third Edelbrock Special

ClassificationEdit

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time Grid
1 19   Roy Roycroft Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c 24 38min 40.4sec 1
2   George Smith GeeCeeEss / Mercury 4766cc V8 24 + 58.6 s 2
3   Frank Shuter Edelbrock Special / Ford 3992cc V8 24 + 1:59.8 s 3
4   Ernie Sprague Tucker-Ford / Mercury 4009cc V8 24 + 3:04.6 s 4
5   Doug Haigh Citroen Special / Citroen 1911cc 4cyl 24 + 3:06.6 s 6
6   Les Holden Jaguar XK120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 24 + 4:20.6 s 8
7   Harold O'Neill Chevrolet Special / Chevrolet 3885c 6cyl 10
8   Hec McLean Cooper Mk II / JAP 1098cc V2 14
9   Bill Crosbie A40 Special / Austin 1200cc 4cyl 9
10   Frank Pope Ford 10 Special / Ford 1168cc 4cyl 16
11   Max Winterbourn MG TC / MG 1250cc 4cyl 11
12   Wally Darrell Vauxhall Special / Vauxhall 1300cc 4cyl 12
13   Ron Paterson Singer Special / Singer 972cc 4cyl s/c 15
Ret   Halsey Logan HRG / Singer 1496cc 4cyl s/c 15 Crankshaft 7
Ret   Bob Gibbons Cooper Mk V / JAP 1098cc V2 13 Engine 18
Ret   Hec Green RA Vanguard / Vanguard 2088cc 4cyl s/c 12 Engine 17
Ret   Don Ransley Ransley-Riley / Riley 2443cc 6cyl 5 Retired 13
Ret   Pat Hoare RA Vauxhall / Vauxhall 1442cc 4cyl s/c 3 Engine 5
DNS   Des Wild Alta / Alta 1961cc 4cyl Did Not Start
DNS   John Jacobsen V8 Special / Mercury 4013cc V8 Did Not Start
DNS   Vic Shuter McMillan Special / Ford 3992cc V8 Did Not Start
DNS   Les Moore Kieft C50 / Vincent 998cc V2 s/c Did Not Start
DNS   Arnold Stafford JBS-Norton / Norton 498cc 1cyl Did Not Start
Source:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "3rd Lady Wigram Trophy". sergent.com.au. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
1952 Lady Wigram Trophy
Lady Wigram Trophy
1953
Succeeded by
1954 Lady Wigram Trophy