We regret to have to report that Lieut. John Cumming has been reported killed in action in the Middle East. Cumming at one time owned the 6 cylinder, 4-seater Fiat road-tested by Motor Sport in 1933, and late in 1932 he purchased the 2.3-litre Maserati which Campari had driven in Ireland. This car, which had an ugly A.1 sports body, Cumming drove in mountain races at Brooklands, a striking figure in all-black racing kit. In Australia he performed outstandingly at the Rob Roy Hill Climb, using a Packard which he ran every day on the road. Just before the war H. L. Biggs built a special Railton for him, as reported in this paper at the time. Our sympathy goes out to his wife, also a great enthusiast, who is in this country serving as a subaltern in the A.T.S.
In the last issue a photograph of Kenneth Evans’s monoposto Alfa-Romeo accompanied the. article on racing cars stored by T. and T.s. Actually, the car of this kind in their possession was raced by Jack Bartlett and has half elliptic front suspension, whereas Evans’s car has Dubennet-type i.f.s.
The Editor wishes to acknowledge the many Christmas cards sent to him, by readers, contributors, and well-wishers.