1910 Class D (cars of engine rating over 26 hp but not exceeding 36 hp) 1 st C. Wade 35-45 hp “Clement” time 1min 47 1/5 sec (own driver) 2 nd G.H. Woods 40 hp “Crossley” time 1min 44 2/5 sec (own driver) 3 rd A.E. Jones 30-40 hp “Daimler” time 1 min 53 1/5 sec (own driver) Woods would have done far better, but missed his gear in changing just after the start. Class E (Cars over 36 hp) This was the event of the day, as all cars were of high power. 1 st H. Hollindrake 35-40 hp “La Buire” time 1 min 32 3/5 secs (own driver) 2 nd T. Hudson 40hp “Daimler” time 1min 27 4/5 sec (own driver) 3 rd J.A. Sutcliffe 30-55hp “Daimler” time 1 min 40 4/5sec (own driver) 4 th F.C Hudson 48hp “Daimler” 5 th J.A. Higginson 80 hp “La Buire” Which did the fastest time 1min 5 3/5 seconds - beaten on handicap. 6 th W.G Bagnall 48 hp “Daimler” 7 th W. Steed 48 hp “Daimler” Manchester courier 8 th July 1909 The 1909 Rivington Pike event is the first event where Hubert Woods records a success for Crossley, albeit with the old Critchely designed 7 litre 40hp model. This event sets the scene and demonstrates the old order, where advanced large poppet side valve engined Daimlers predominate in the unlimited capacity class, competing with the largest engined continental La Buire Monsters of Higginson and Hollindrake. The new high-speed side-valve engined Vauxhalls are starting to make their presence known in the lower classes. The time is right for Crossley to introduce their high-speed side-valve engined car of mid capacity to supplant the discontinued poppet valve Daimlers in the largest class, a class which produces record breakers.
1910 Bettws-y-Coed – 4 th June Map Key 3 The Reliability trial organised by the Manchester Automobile Club for the third year in succession took place over the road from Bowdon on the outskirts of Manchester to Bettws-y-Coed in North Wales, a distance of 132 miles which had to be completed within a minimum time of 5h. 27m and 9h.25m, to give everyone the chance of keeping within the legal limits from beginning to end. The stages passed though Chester and Mold with the final stage round Snowdon and back to Bettws-y-Coed. The results were determined using “ton-miles” which are calculated by dividing the number of gallons of petrol used by the number of tons multiplied by the number of miles. The Hill Climb which in this case was over an average gradient of six to seven in one is judged by a method somewhat similar, except that the petrol consumption is not measured and that the time taken is the chief factor. A total of 21 cars started and all but one finished, the car in question gave up as there was insufficient time to repair after a mishap. Manchester Guardian dated the 6 th June 1910 In the class for amateurs which included 15 cars, privateer Mr A.E. Barclay recorded the Hill Climb section victory and an overall First for Crossley on his 12-14 hp car. This is one of a handful of successes achieved by private individuals and included by Crossley Motors in their advertising.