A recent Routes Group advertisement claimed that no lady had qualified for a Coupe des Dames in the Alpine Rally since 1939. This, we believe, proved amusing to Betty Haig, who has two post-war Coupes des Dames in her possession!
For the first time for many years we noticed recently two advertisements for 3-litre Bentleys, requiring certain attention admittedly, for under £100. As we predicted, secondhand prices are falling fast.
SMALL ENGINEERING FIRMS
We are glad to announce that an excellent response has been received to Mr. R. A. Farrow’s appeal, made in our correspondence columns last month, for details of small engineering firms able to offer efficient machining and other facilities to “Special” builders, etc. Firms as far apart as Wimbledon, Bromley, Surbiton, Boston, Lincs., and Welshpool have been quick to respond, offering their services.
Next month we propose to publish a résumé of the facilities which these small concerns have to offer; meanwhile, we congratulate them in showing such a prompt and lively interest in the motoring enthusiasts’ problems.