• A CURE FOR DEPRESSION Sir,
I was interested to read the article concerning the present depressing state of motoring.
Fortunately a way still exists for those who wish to sample the thrill of real motoring without being able to afford a Berlinetta, Maserati G.T., or an E-Type. A large motorcycle is still fun to ride being endowed with the performance and “feel” of the best cars, whilst requiring a high degree of skill from the rider. Although we own a chromium-plated Luton mediocrity, both my wife and I obtain an increasing amount of pleasure from motorcycles.
Like many of your readers we are often puzzled by the police and officialdom, to whom, conditioned no doubt by the sensational Press, the word ” motorcycle ” produces an even greater opposition reflex than does “sports cars.”
Indeed the aim of Mr. Marples and his kind seems to be to grind down the motorist by taxes and legislation, to an anonymous conformity; the enthusiast being an unsuitable social type who must be eliminated.
Many thanks for your excellent, outspoken magazine.
Hebden Bridge. G. W. BARKER.
By the Brighton bush telegraph
Members of the press travelled down in a 1932 33-seater ex-Paris Renault 'bus, provided for the occasion by Adams Bristow Ltd. It has a six-cylinder engine giving 67 b. h.p.…
Club News, September 1946
We Hear Donald Pitt has acquired the ex-Bellevue, ex-John Dugdale racing M.G. Magnette, and actually taxed it and drove it home from Monaco, Ltd., to Gloucestershire. Its thirst is about…
Mystery car competition
A years free subscription is the prize for the knowledgeable reader who recognises this month's mystery offering from LAT Photographic's archives. Answers must be received by May 10 and in…