It is an undoubted fact that many more people would drive to town every day by car if they could find accommodation for their cars somewhere near their offices. A step towards the alleviation of this difficulty was made last month when a new garage was opened in the heart of the City, in Wilson Street, near Finsbury Square.
The opening ceremony was performed by Sir Malcolm Campbell before a large gathering of guests. After describing the problems of traffic congestion caused by parking in narrow thoroughfares. Sir Malcolm said, “This new venture is one which, in my opinion, deserves every support since it is particularly designed to help the private motorist. I sincerely hope that City of London Garages will soon be able to extend their activities and thereby further assist the authorities to solve the parking problem.” After Sir Malcolm had formally declared the Garage open, the guests were then conducted round the premises. The building has been constructed with the specific purpose in view of providing quick parking facilities for private motorists, and consists of four floors, capable of holding 200 cars. There are two lifts, and separate entrance and exit doors to the garage should eliminate congestion. The most up-to-date washing and greasing plant has been installed, and a staff of skilled mechanics are in attendance to undertake repairs of all kinds. The spirit
of Service which inspires the City of London Garage is illustrated by the low parking charge of a shilling a day. Altogether a most commendable enterprise.
For All M.G.’s.
Lubrication is a point of utmost importance in the reliability of a sports car, and we are interested to hear that the M.G. Car Company have recently issued their official approval of Filtrate Sports Oil for all their models. In addition, for those cars fitted with a self-changing gearbox, the use of S.C. Filtrate oil is approved.
Some form of direction indicator is now recognised as a necessary adjunct for the modern car, and we have recently inspected an original device of this nature marketed by The Atlantis Windscreen Co., Craven House, Kingsway, London, W.C.2. At the rear of the car the indicator is in the form of a thin rectangle, in which arrows to the right and left, and the word ” Stop ” appear, the latter being automatically operated by the foot-brake in the usual way. But it is in the forward indicator that a departure from usual practice is shown. This is composed of a driving mirror, attached to the pillar of the windscreen, and the upper half of this mirror is used as. an indicator in which the arrows and word ” Stop” flash out, and may be seen from the front or rear
of the car. Finally, the utility of the accessory is enhanced still further by a neat parking light incorporated in the lower half of the mirror.
Three finishes are standardised for the fitment, which is priced as follows : Black, 38/6; Aluminium, 45/-; Chromium plated, 486.
For Austin Sevens.
The value of having a plentiful supply of really cool oil in the sump is particularly important for all sports cars capable of a high engine speed, both from the point of view of efficiency and of economy.
In view of the popularity of the AustinSeven in competition work, a new replacement engine base which will provide this supply of cool oil has been introduced by the Ross Patents Company, of Sutton Street, Walkergate, Newcastle on Tyne. The sump, which is finished in matt chromium, has double the capacity of the normal base, and includes sonic original features. The filter is larger than standard, and can be withdrawn for clearing without disturbing the base. Not only will the oil be kept cooler by the increased surface of the new sump, but cooling is still further assisted by tubes running through the sump, through which there is a steady flow of air.
The price of the Ross Replacement Base is 57/6, complete with new sump gasket, and extension to oil pump (optional fitting) and spanner.