The Rally participants who started from the Hague at 9 am included Cyril Pilgrim and Ronald Willis of Britain in an A.
The Rally participants who started from the Hague at 9 am included Cyril Pilgrim and Ronald Willis of Britain in an A.C. the other 11 teams were all Dutch.
It was noticeable, here, that the competitors had taken to heart this year's instruction by the organisers that all superficial damage to cars would be taken into account and points assesses accordingly. Some cars were well prepared with special equipment to beat out dents, etc.
The Holland contingent actually started from the front of the Kurhaus in Scheveningen. In the Dutch team Number 122 is Van Overvest, who as a Battle of Britain pilot lost a leg.
Probably the favourite of the Dutch contingent was car No. 128 with that intrepid and long-experienced Gatsonidos and Frenchman Marcel Becquart, who won the rally in 1950.