Hiding its light...

Sir,

I read with great interest your article on Mr. P. A. Mann's magnificent restoration of the 1914 GP Mercedes, and I feel sure that Mr. Mann will not mind if I make one observation which may well have occurred equally to him; which is, that it is a pity that the front number plate obscures the uniquely-shaped cross-member beneath the radiator, such an eye-catching feature in contemporary photographs of this model. Understandably the member is the obvious position for the plate, but I do hope that when Mr. Mann competes on the track he will be able to remove it easily, and so give us a decent frontal exposure!

"30/98" – [Name and address supplied. – Ed.