V-E-V- miscellany, August 1971

Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Current page

65

Current page

66

Current page

67

Current page

68

Current page

69

Current page

70

Current page

71

Current page

72

Current page

73

Current page

74

Current page

75

Current page

76

Current page

77

Current page

78

Current page

79

Current page

80

Current page

81

Current page

82

Current page

83

Current page

84

Current page

85

Current page

86

Current page

87

Current page

88

Current page

89

Current page

90

Current page

91

Current page

92

Current page

93

Current page

94

Current page

95

Current page

96

Current page

97

Current page

98

Current page

99

Current page

100

Current page

101

Current page

102

Current page

103

Current page

104

Current page

105

Current page

106

Current page

107

Current page

108

We heard from George Brooks in Australia the other day. His Staker Squires Six is still running well, and recently completed over 3,000 miles in the round trip when competing in the Sydney-Melbourne Rally. Knowing our interest in vintage oddities Brooks has drawn our attention to the street names in the Croydon Park and Hendon districts of Adelaide—there are streets, avenues and crescents called Durant, Chic, Rugby, Essex, Knight, Packhard (sic), Hudson, Nash, Royce, Austin, Minerva, Hotchkiss, Citroën, Auburn, Overland, Sunbeam, Talbot, Charron, Lancia, Alvis, Chrysler, Reo, Morris, Cowley, Itala, Star, Morris, Vauxhall, Harley, Standard, Crossley, Gray, all in one area, and, in the Hendon area, Sopwith, Vickers, de Haviland (sic), Avro, Farman and Spad.

The Bullnose Morris Club is quietly active, its journal for June containing an account of a long winter adventure trailing the remains of a flatnose Morris from Suffolk to Devon. Multicylinder, journal of the Pre-50 American AC, which incorporates the Ford V8 Register, tells of a 1925 Essex saloon which was laid up in 1929, when its owner bought a new Essex Super Six, after a mileage of 36,000, until it was acquired by a member last year, in excellent order apart from its paintwork, even the silencing system being extremely sound. Sussex Industrial History, journal of the Sussex Industrial Archaeology Study Group, carried, in its Summer issue, a 21-page illustrated article on Dolphin Motors of Shoreham.

A red 1926 Austin 7 Chummy is still used occasionally in Spain by Don Manuel González Gordon Marqués de Bonanza, President of Gonzalez, Byass & Co., Ltd., the sherry people. He says that, like an old Oporto Sherry, it improves with age. Originally purchased by Guy Williams, of Williams & Humbert, this Austin has spent all its life in the sherry world.

You may also like

Related products