It wasn’t all sleek modernity in 1952. That year’s King’s Cup Air Race was dominated by the vintage and veteran — much to The Aeroplane’s chagrin
It was a big deal, the King’s Cup Air Race. Whether or not the National Air Races meeting really rated, as The Aeroplane claimed, as “Event of the past week to many thousands of people in this country and the Commonwealth” must be slightly open to question. But the flagship contest’s prestige remained.