Another vintage car with an assured speed was the Brighouse-built Bond 12-50 sports car, which in unsupercharged form, its Meadows engine producing 52 b.h.p., was guaranteed to do 80 mph.
Distributors Malcolm Campbell (London), 1927, Ltd. supplied a test car to The Light Car & Cyclecar in late 1927, Campbell himself having subjected a prototype chassis to all-round tests, as a result of which certain alterations were made prior to production. Although unable to attain 80 m.p.h. due to unfavourable conditions the magazine had no doubt that it would normally be possible to reach, and perhaps even exceed, that velocity. However, manufacture ceased in 1928, presumably before many owners had had the opportunity to validate the claim.
Liversedge STEVE DICKINSON