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Sports Talk


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@ My Early Motor Races '
Lt.-Col. C. JARROTT, O.B.E.
Here is a talk by a man who was among the pioneers not only of motor racing, but of the motor-cycle and motor car-pioneers without whom there would be no touring or pleasure cars for John Citizen today. Lieut.-Colonel C. Jarrott took part in the first motor race ever held in this country. It took place as long ago as 1897 on a private cycle track at Sheen House, Richmond Park. He won the race on one of the first motor-bicycles ever made, but as he admits, he had only one opponent-who broke down. The cycle was just over one horse-power ; the speed-very fast for those days-twenty-seven miles an hour.
He took part in all the famous international motor-car road races on the Continent in the early part of this century-Paris to Berlin, in a forty horse-power car weighing nearly two tons, the winner, Fournier, a French-man, coming out with an average speed of forty-four miles an hour.....
The next year—1902—Colonel Jarrott ran second in a 540-mile race over the hard roads of Northern France in blinding rain and on a skidding surface. That same year, in a seventy horse-power car, weighing only twenty hundredweight, he rode a dramatic race from Paris to Vienna which he will describe in this evening's talk.


Unknown: John Citizen
Unknown: Colonel C. Jarrott
Unknown: Richmond Park.

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