The Roesch Talbot is a good car, however I would not list the dynamotor among its virtues as perhaps Mr. J. H. Clarke does. Why? I have just met someone who was faced with a £35 repair bill when it failed him. The less said the better!
In reply to Anti-Vintagent Mr. Rawnit, three things happened to motor cars that inspired the formation of the V.S.C.C. The first two — the F.W.B. and “Balloon” tyre — which did not take kindly to a chassis with a suspension and steering designed from experience with spidery wheels and rear-wheel braking only. The third of course was the depression when everything had to build down to a price instead of up to an ideal. This third reason applied to motor-cycles too. My 1929 B.S.A. is a solid engineering job I can really thrash. The 1936 B.S.A. I had was a fussy masterpiece of inaccessibility.
To return to cars, however, those who scorn the appearance of the modern tin box on shirt buttons should use a little common sense and realise this obscene shape is necessary, so that any bodywork damage will improve them out of all recognition.
Mr. Sydney Allard had the least revolting Zephyr I have seen after hitting a bridge and a brick wall with it when rallying earlier this year!
I am, Yours, etc.,
C. J. Bond.