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“Travellers Yarn”

This is the title of a film produced for Courtaulds, Ltd., and it tells the story of high-tenacity rayon yarn for tyre cords. Rayon now plays an important part in tyre performance and is used in 95 per cent. of all tyres made in the U.K. The film is available on loan to clubs and other interested organisations in 35-mm. or 16-mm. sizes; application should be made to Courtaulds, Ltd., 16, St. Martins Le Grand, London, E.C.1.

Films

Motoring films will be shown at the Assembly Hall, Loughton Secondary Modern School, by the Epping Forest Motorsport Association at 7.30 p.m. on January 30th. All enthusiasts are welcome and admission is free.

British Motor-Racing Marshals Club

A club has been formed for motor-racing marshals, whose services at race meetings are so essential. The advantages of membership will include increased insurance cover while on voluntary duty at circuits, improved catering facilities, transport to and from meetings and, later, the organisers plan to include works visits, films, talks, social functions and trips to Continental races. The organising secretary is J. D. Bannister, “Beechwood,” Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent.

Mobile Oil Company Films

Two new films are available from the Mobil Oil Company, “Mobile-gas Economy Run 1956” and the “1956 Senior T.T.”  Both are in 16-mm. Kodachrome. These two excellent films last for 50 minutes altogether.–I.C.

Anti-Frost

A convenient plastic frost scraper has recently been introduced and is available for 1s. 1d. from Messrs. Halford’s branches. Made from non-scratch plastic, it is small and flat and cleanly removes snow or frost from the windscreen.

”Lunox”

An attractive German accessory recently introduced into this country is the “Lunox” pneumatic adhesive lamp primarily designed as a rally-type swivelling spotlight for windscreen fixing by means of a rubber adhesive suction cup; the unit may be temporarily fixed to any smooth surface on the car for emergency repairs. Four yards of flex are provided and the lamp retails at £3 19s. 6d. less bulb.

Supplied by the Pool Clock Co., 30, City Road, London, E.C.1, the lamp and also the “Autoflex” rubber-bladed car fan are welcome additions to the existing range of accessories in this field.—I.G.