Hafford or Halford?
I crave space to clear up a long-standing mix-up between myself and Major F. B. Halberd, of de Ilavilland fame, which has blown up again since the correspondence in recent issues of MOTOR SPORT. We were both at Felstead School, he two years my senior. We both joined the RFC, he in 1913, I in 1915. In 1925, he drove a “Halford Special”, brilliantly, at Brooklands. I drove a “Halford Cross Rot, Special” there in 1935, not so brilliantly. His just claim to fame was as Chief Designer to dc Havillands. My opinion of myself is not “famous” hut “well-known” as the part designer, tester and racing driver of the HRG sports-racing car. I financed the prototype HRG, of which I am the “H”, in 1934 with Godfrey, from GN, the “G” and Robbins, from Trojan, the
My latest fully patented invention is a steam car which uses no petroleum products whatsoever — anathema, I expect, to most of your readers, but the Government likes it and it might happen. New Milton, Hants.
E. A. HALFORD (Major, Reid.!