Getting It Right!
We have never been averse to owning up when errors creep in and to get things absolutely right, need to say that the Award with which Bill Boddy was honoured by the Guild of Motoring Writers last year is the Harold Pemberton Trophy, not the Howard Pemberton award. This Trophy was created by journalist friends of the late Major Harold Pemberton, DSO, motoring correspondent of the Daily Express, to be awarded to the holder of the Brooklands lap-record. When no longer valid after Brooklands closed in 1939 it was given to the GMW, unfortunately the original Trophy was stolen in 1983.
We did the Ford Granada Scorpio 4×4 an injustice in saying that Ford quote its 0-60 mph acceleration time as eleven seconds. In fact, it can do 0-60 in 9.4 seconds. In the colour feature on the two B&M Aston-Martins the carburetters on Nell Murray’s “Green Pea” are on the near-side of the engine, as a photograph confirmed, not on the offside as stated in the text, and the Austin used for the National Benzole economy marathon referred to on page 48 was an A50, not the fictitious A501 as printed. And the driver of a Brescia Bugattt at Madresfield has had his name rendered several ways: it was, in fact, Shorthose… Our apologies,