The Vauxhall Companion
by Kenneth Ullyett. 160 pp. 8-7/8 in. x 5-1/4 in.
(Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd., 178-202, Gt. Portland Street, London W1. 30s.)
Mr. Ullyett has now added this book about Vauxhall to his Jaguar, MG, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche/Volkswagen and Rolls-Royce “companions”. His books are part history, part anecdote, part personal reminiscence, but they leave very little out, within their size scope, and this Vauxhall one is no exception. The origins of the name Vauxhall are very interesting—we are horrified to learn that it derives from Fawkes Hall!—and thereafter the path of the famous company of Vauxhall and Luton is well documented. Almost all the Vauxhall models get a mention, including the four-cylinder Vauxhall motorcycle (a picture of an experimental GM baby car designed in 1925 by Fabio Sergadi is new to us), with especial comment on the Prince Henry, 30/98 and Brooklands Vauxhalls.