I read in your June issue of Motor Sport a letter from Mr James Batten’s daughter, a Mrs Warren, concerning the Beckenham Motor Co. I own a Beckenham Special HBP270, an MG engined car, which I always understood to be built by the late Mr. Keith Salmen, the RAC Scrutineer. I talked to him some years ago when he re-discovered “his” car, and he made no mention of Mr. Batten. Perhaps your readers could clarify the “Batten & Beckenham” Special history? I had a few addresses of Beckenham Special owners thanks to your help before, but unfortunately have lost them. Perhaps if anyone who has a Beckenham Special contacts you, you could put them in contact with me . I would like to find out more about mine and other cars of the Marque.
RJ Tudge, Swanmore, Hants