miscellany, August 2001
THE SHUTTLEWORTH TRUST AT
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, is the finest tribute the racing driver, pilot (he was killed night-flying in the RAF in 1940) and old vehicle collector Richard Shutdeworth could possibly have. Prop-Swing, journal of the Shutdeworth Veteran Aeroplane Society, is a delight and from it one learns what it is like to fly the Trust’s SE5, and that among the fine aeroplane collection, the Bristol M1C and Southern Martlet have been test-flown and should soon have their flying permits. The road transport section is working on an exceedingly rare 1899 Mors and the 1913 Morris Oxford, and doing minor repairs to an Austin Burnham which was in collision with a DH51 aeroplane! I REMEMBER IN THE EXCELLENT The Light Car &Cyclecar how, in 1924, four flat-twin Jowett Long-Four Tourers were driven three miles through a Bradford sewer, care having to be taken for the little cars not to climb up the tunnel walls and fall over. The whole undertaking is now described in the June issue of Jowett CC’s magazine. The drive was to celebrate the completion of the new sewerage system, which ran almost under the Jowett works at Idle. The club not only has a large number ofJavelin and
Jupiter members but older twins number 358. What members will think of the forthcoming book about Sir Stirling Moss, in which the author describes the Jupiter as “a workhorse … but hardly a competitive
one”, I hate to think.