Having once been privileged in a short drive in the 10 1/2-litre Fiat and accompanied my husband Len Gibbs to race meetings and hill-climbs with this car on many occasions, I have been interested in letters which have recently been written by Mr. Oliver Heal (whose father owned this car) and Mr. Cecil Clutton (with whose Itala the Fiat was often in competition) and referring to cuttings in our album from The Motor and The Autocar dated August 4th and 6th, respectively, in year 1948. I note that both of these journals quote that Len made fastest time with this Fiat at the Prescott Hill-Climb on August Bank Holiday. The occasion was a V.S.C.C. Meeting and the official time recorded for the Fiat’s climb was 54.55 sec., which appears to be faster than either of the other two times mentioned in the previous letters.
GRAND PRIX By BALADEUR In 1936, the Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France is to be a race for touring cars. It can only be a rather minor feature…
Cars in books, March 1977
There are some motoring items in "Jug Within the Law" by Henry Cecil (Hutchinson, 1975) but the author, although admitting that he used to write legal articles for The Autocar,…
Unmarked police cars
Our story in the March issue relating to an unmarked police MGB V8 provoked the following reaction from the Thames Valley Police: Sir, I think it is unfortunate that your…