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Lt. D. F. Abillalieu, former secretary of I he wrote recently t;raltain Dix and suggested that his comments on motoring in India might also be of interest to readers or Almon, SPORT. In Bombay, American cars of 1930-34 are in use as taxis, Buick, Oldsmobile and Hupmobile being the most popular—many have the beautiful wire wheels the Yank adoided in this era. The ‘buses are mostly Diti1111Crs. Iii t( rest ing cars in Bombay included 7th Series I,ancia ” Lambda,” large Fiats or I 9:: i:1 3s4 Rolls-Royce, a Riley “

Special, several Morris and Anstins, and plenty of D.K.W. and Adler. The last,named are prolific all over India. In Jubbulpore, Mall:Wen !Hillevi! a very stark P-type 111.G., a Million, a

Riley Nine, several fiat-twin Rover Eb■li ts, and some model7T Fords, 1)esi(les several Standards, Austins in id M4 WHS. During a longer stay in Bangalore a well-preserved Modified Brescia Bugatti, various small Fiat models of 1932-39, some larger Fiats and several f.w.d. 830-c.c. (?) Skodas were seen. Also a I fansa and some More D.K.W.s. There are also ;()111(` Bantams, possibly Jap productions, smaller than the Fiat. 300 but better proportioned. Mallalieu also mentions the American taxis, two II ollsRoyce, a nice ” Speed Twenty-live ” Alvis saloon, a 31-litre S.S. Jaguar. and sonic well-kept, recent model Wolselev, Morris, Hillman, Humber and Standard cars, lie has also had fleeting glimpses of an AlfaRomeo, an L-type and a P-type and a rear-engined lere6des. Seeing the last-named, NIallidien said, ” it .a Mere ” and the fellows he wits with thought he meant an aircraft or an Eurasian girl ! lie rej url that the breakers’ yards are really methodically laid out, itt contrast to onrs, but that prices are on the high side –X12, for instance, for a 1918 4-cylinder Indian mic. engine. Norton,

man Diamond motor-cycles are popular, and an ” Ivory ” Calthorpe and 501111′ VerV old hub-gear Triumphs have been seen. One breaker has a 1012 Triumph, new even to tyres.