On the way to Betws-y-Coed we called in on Owen Wyn-Owen to enquire after “Babs”, which blew up at the first VSCC Silverstone Meeting this year. We found the old LSR car in the company of Wyn-Owen’s 6 ½-litre Bentley and a 1930 Morris Minor chassis, into which his enthusiastic son has installed an ohv water-cooled vee-twin JAP engine with Chenard-Walcker radiator.
We went to lunch in Wyn-Owen’s delectable 1925 DISS Delage tourer, its fascia full of instruments, every one of which was working. We later looked over his DIS Delage chassis (found in Ireland) and noted the subtle differences in the two engines, which applies also to the damaged Parry Thomas engine in “Babs” and the spare Liberty aero-engine which Wyn-Owen will use to get “Babs” going again. WB