“Whatever may have been said in the past, I find it difficult to say that J. C. Bamford’s ex-Ecosse XKD 603 (D-type Jaguar) won Le Mans in 1957 — if not, it came second. Does it really matter now?” — John Miles taking a rather casual view of motoring history in a recent issue of Autocar.
“Brooklands, for example, is ideally situated. After mid-day you can sit in the shade of the clubhouse or of the sheds and look out on the soothing green of the trees of St. George’s Hill.” — C. G. Grey, Editor of The Aeroplane, writing in 1935, about aerodromes he had visited. What would he think of Brooklands today? — WB
“Meantime, Bertone’s Stratos production has ceased after some 560 units, the homologation number plus competition and development cars. Now is the time to start salting them away as collector’s classics.” — Road and Track, quoted in Lanciana, journal of the American Lancia Club.