Seven Sideglances

Saloons seemed more addicted to brass radiators than the Chummies. Why  Offenders included Poulson’s 1928, Fowler’s 1930, Oborn’s 1929 and Mrs. Pegler’s 1929 saloons: consecutive numbers in the field. (O.K., O.K.—what can you do if the nickle has worn through?) Bennett presented his 1933 tourer in yellow hue; so did Phillips his 1932 tourer, which answered to the name of “Babs.” Stone’s 1934 Saloon was called “Mirabell”. . . Blessley’s idea of audible warning on his 1935 tourer seemed to consist of air horns, a bulb born and a Klaxon. Vernon’s 1936 Ruby saloon was in bright blue with dazzling whitewall tyres, Gower’s 1937 Ruby was in exceedingly good order. McIntosh’s 1931 tourer bravely displayed the badge of the Pre-War A.7 Club, and one Austin a “Bring Back Brooklands” sticker.

Scott’s very smart 1934 2-seater covers some 6,000 miles annually, Turley’s 1932 tourer displayed pictures of stages in its rebuilding, Clayden’s 1931 Saloon had its sun roof open, and one of the nicest saloons present was Marsh’s discreet disc-wheeled 1930 model. Richardson’s 1932 saloon appeared to have a different size tyre at each corner, 13-year-old Master Hayes 1933 saloon was in good average condition, so was Hall’s 1933 saloon and scores of others. Slack’s 1927 tourer had all sidescreens and Motometer intact. Howe’s 1925 tourer an M.L. magneto, Miss Counsell’s 1927 tourer had radiator shutters and Hutching’s 1932 saloon an under-bonnet horn as big as its engine! Mrs, Frank’s 1933 saloon had a heater-box on its radiator. Thornton’s 1928 tourer from Kettering displayed Motometer and J.C.C. badge found preserved in its owner’s garage, Many of these Sevens are in daily use and one of them was bought for £4 four years ago.