In DSJ’s article “A Prolific Industry” (Motor Sport, January 1989) he makes a point that to me represents rather muddled thinking: that if an old car is rebuilt completely in a process that is “gradual and continuous” it is still “original”, while if it is rebuilt completely all at one time (and, by inference, with dishonorable motives) it is a fake.
In either case the result is the same in real terms; ! don’t see how posterity can thank us for merely doing something slowly.
Uncomfortable as it may be to consider, perhaps some thought should be given to curtailing the use and wear on some kinds of autos. I hope you are able to publish all the articles on this subject you had planned — it would be a great service to all.
Joseph K Ott, Rhode Island, USA
A test to destruction
The Hon. Alan Clark M.P. tells of the outcome of a challenge, in the best tradition of a past age, involving his 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and a 1928 H6B…
Jaguars at Le Mans 1956
Video: by Random Film Productions Ltd, 30 minutes. (Sports Seen, Tauenhall Lane, Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9NH, £17.25 plus £1.50 p&p). One of the most welcome consequences of the advent of…
Matters of moment, March 1989
Too soft for soft tops? Those who purchase cars for the pleasure of driving them are presented with a splendid selection from which to make a difficult choice. But the…