1911 Beacon Hill - 2 nd of September Map Key 14 Hubert Woods with his wife Janet at the Beacon Hill start line Beacon Hill, Woodhouse Eaves, was an excellent hill climb of 1,433 yards first climbed in 1911. Hubert Woods entered the 20 hp and was again up against the 65 hp Napier of C.A. Bird in the unlimited horsepower class. The Napier managed 65.4 seconds against 70.2 for the Crossley for Second Place. Beacon Hill was later to become the venue for the crowning achievement of Hubert Woods’ competition career when his time was reduced by over 10 seconds on a slightly longer distance. This which demonstrates how much the car developed between 1911 and 1912.
1911 Mill Moor Road, Meltham 16 th of September Map Key 15 Bradford and Huddersfield Automobile Club hill climb was held at Meltham. The Fastest Time of the Day went to Hubert Woods with the famous 4” Hutton of E. Hoyle second by 5.6 seconds. Brooklands 4 th October Map Key 16 Woods had entered the 15.6hp Crossley in the O’Gormond Trophy race which was to take place on the 4 th of August, however the entries were low and a new race was arranged for the 4 th of October BARC Brooklands meeting. The race was a longer than they usually run and announced a 50-mile scratch event for cars up to 15.9hp RAC rating, these to have 'engine and chassis of a design made during 1911 as standard for touring cars by the manufacturer'. Entries came from Sunbeam, Iris, Peugeot, Vivinus, Crossley, SCAR, Schneider and Calthorpe. The start was moved slightly so that after completing 17 laps and entering the Finishing Straight, the distance run should be exactly 50 miles. A lap-scoring board was erected at the foot of the Members' Hill and all was set for what may be termed Brooklands' first sports car race, for certain alterations from standard were permitted in the Sheet Announcement for the event. “The appearance of the Crossley in this event will attract particular notice, for it is remembered that it was this car which travelled so fast in the early part of the RAC 15.9 Standard Car Race, and had established a good lead when the magneto clip band snapped and ruined her chances. This was so unusual a failure that the car was hardly blamed, and it now remains to be seen whether the early promise will be fulfilled.” The Iris, Calthorpe and disappointingly, Crossley were non-starters, leaving a field of six, out of which Coatalen won from Bayliss, both on Sunbeams of 80 x 149mm, with the Schneider third. d. The fastest laps of these three were 69.95, 68.41 and 56.92mph, respectively. The slowest car in the race was the Vivinus, which couldn't better 54mph. Devon and Cornwall Hill Climb The year was rounded off with Devon and Cornwall Automobile Club’s Hill Climb where Woods and the 20hp achieved FTD and the 12/14hp was second on formula. Map Key 17