You might like to know of the excellent service which I received from the large Mobil garage in the centre of Leominster when on my way to the Measham rally. I had fitted a pair of Marchal “Fantastic” fog and spot lights to my Delage but for some unaccountable reason the bulbs in each of these lights blew in the course of the last few miles into Leominster.
Although it was past 6.30 p.m. when I called at the garage and the main stores was closed, one of the staff went to fetch the storekeeper and/or his keys from his home. As a result they were able to let me have some replacement bulbs (which lasted throughout the event and continue to do so). Without these bulbs I would have been in grave difficulties in the rally since I had only one of my vintage Marchals in working order. As it was we were nowhere in the results—but at least we could see that we had taken a wrong turning!
Needless to say, I have no connection with the firm in question; indeed, I do not even know their name, but hope you will give me an opportunity, through your excellent magazine, to express my thanks to them for enabling me to see those frozen mountain roads.
Ottershaw. – P. Graham.