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(Above) Timing-side view of Alan Durrant's 1936 Meteor. The cast-alloy chaincase foreshadows the postwar much-cleaner variety. Crankcase ribbing resists oilcanning effects. (Below) Traffic jam at Cadwell's hairpin. John Bloor(1, 1950 Black Shadow), Bill Thomas (11, 1950 Rapide), Peter Biles (3, 1952 Comet), Les Irvine (half hidden, 1950 Comet) and Peter Campbell (14, 1951 Comet) argue about the September 1974 battling order.