It is english translation of Portugese article from this great blog https://macauantigo.blogspot.com/. I made it for myself (as long as i am very interested in my almost local Gran Prix, but i don’t speak Portugese). So probably more english speaking mates can read it. But all credit go to the original source.
In the spring and early summer of 1955, the Macau Grand Prix underwent a major overhaul as the old cobblestones were replaced with a smooth layer of asphalt. The second edition of the race was won by Robert Richie from Hong Kong, who drove an Austin Healey 100 and completed the 60-lap race in 3:55.55.7. This was just one year after the first Grand Prix, and the increased speed resulted in faster lap times. Richie finished less than a second ahead of Douglas Steane’s Mercedes 190 SL, while Neville Fullford secured third place driving a Triumph TR 2. Initially, there was an exciting battle between the 500 Mondial and 300 SL, but Baker’s Ferrari was forced to retire on the 35th lap due to a broken connecting rod. The remainder of the race was dominated by Pateman and Hardwick in their nimble AC Bristol.
Can see the historical footage of the race:
Pateman emerged victorious in the fourth edition of the Macau Grand Prix, setting a new record time for the race by completing the 77 laps (330 miles) in 4 hours, 34 minutes, and 37 seconds. Despite a brief pit stop to check for an oil spill, Pateman managed to secure first place, with Hardwick finishing a lap behind in second. The race drew in a crowd of approximately 25,000 spectators.
The following year of 1956, the 3rd Grand Prix of Macau saw the introduction of a new central stand made of concrete, which included 10 “boxes” and a capacity of 300 people. The 77-lap race was won by Douglas Steane, who drove a Mercedes 190 SL and finished over two laps ahead of his closest competitors.
The third edition of the GPM featured 18 registered cars, including notable participants such as Mário Lopes da Costa in the Ferrari 500 Mondial #0528MD, Douglas Steane in a Mercedes 190 SLW 121, Robert Ritchie in an Austin Healey M, G. Baker in a Triumph TR2, N. Fullford with a Warrior-Bristol, Fernando Macedo Pinto with an MG A, Teddy Yip with a Jaguar XK 120, and Eduardo Noronha with a Fencar Special, among others.
The final portion of the race took place amidst rainy conditions.
The competition version of the 1955 model, the 190 SL Roadster, was called the W121
The prototype of this model – 1900 cc / 105 hp / 4 cylinders / gasoline – was publicly presented in 1954 and series production began in 1955.
The Suez crisis and an awaiting job in England prevented Doug from accepting Walter Sulke’s offer to race a 300SL in 1957, but the car would win in the hands of Arthur Pateman.
both Lopes da Costa and Steane had to make pit stops to carry out some repairs to their cars after some light touches, due to the extremely slippery condition of the track due to the rain that fell insistently from a certain point onwards. In the end, Steane triumphed, completing the 77 laps in 5 hours, 24′, 18.8” at an average of 90 km/h, Lopes da Costa was second, two laps behind the Mercedes driver. In 3rd place, Fernando Macedo Pinto’s MG A finished.” Lopes da Costa was second, two laps behind the Mercedes driver. In 3rd place, Fernando Macedo Pinto’s MG A finished.” Lopes da Costa was second, two laps behind the Mercedes driver. In 3rd place, Fernando Macedo Pinto’s MG A finished.”Text and image by Manuel Taboada / Revista ACP
On November 17th of 1957, the Grand Prix had 19 drivers registered, but only 16 started the race. The event featured some notable participants, including Pateman’s Mercedes 300 SL, AC Bristol driven by Hardwick, and George Baker’s Ferrari 500 Mondial Spyder Scaglietti series II (#528MD), previously owned by Lieutenant Mário Lopes da Costa who had competed in the Macau Grand Prix in both 1955 and 1956.
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