MICHAEL ALDRIDGE.

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Sir,

For sonde inle I haVe been :In interest ed reader or youir Inagazine, and a consistent zolfairer of its right, and almost unique, :Mitotic tr,wards motor machinery amidst the materialism of the Press halay. But never. so far, have I seen mentioned the Singer Junior which was running during the last, four or five years of the vintage period. Indeed, ia ” Vintage Veerings in your June number you

mention :I number of stoat I ears of vintage type :is qualifying for the 5:10 tax, hilt you do not, putt the Singer aiming them.

Why is this ? The model was, I think, produced in three bodywork styles on an itlentieal chassis : saloon, tourer, and a two-seater sports job with a point at the loak and a rather burger jet and choke size titan the nornutl. (The ” Porlock.”-End It. was, I think, the outcome of a considerable anumnt of racing experience mid most have given quite an interesting performance. I have only had experience of the 1930 saloon model. I bought, it three years ago in awful condition. and since then have taken it quite to bits and put it together again. 1Vi1hin its price limit, it; is really beautifully made. with lots of coma and a twat overhead-camshaft engine. It will, at the Inoinellt_ a Writing, cruise at 40 to 4,5 m.p.h.. all day with no sign of overheating or tiring, and it has a tip speed in t.lte region of 58 m.p.h. It does over 40 m.p.g. on a long run, uses little oil, and will rev. up to 4,000 r.p.m. in the gears without, fuss. It Ito!ds the road like a cat, exeept in wet. weatIter. and eturners beautifully. considering I hat it is very

bitill and not. yet by any nicanS in the pink of condition, surely all this is good ? II leads one to wonder what the sports model was like, and whether it wmtldn’t merit a bit of praise in your columns. 1 inn, (,i us. (de.,

WALTER poul:Lta, B.A.(Oxon.). Stamford. 1The Singer Junior, like the M-type NIG.. was never considered quite in the vintage tradition, perhaps beeause of its low gear-ratios and, usually, utility hodywt wk. But here, obviously, is one who likes them. although he confesses to not knowing notch :timid ears in general.. -En.]

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