The following stop-press statement from the Hon. B. G. Rootes of Devonshire House has been received re the forthcoming Hillman Apex, Ajax, Imp or what have you:
“There have been a number of Press reports recently claiming to reveal details of the new small Hillman car which is being developed by the Rootes Group for production in Scotland.
“To clear up any misunderstanding on the part of your readers I would like to make it clear that no official statement or details have been issued by this Company concerning the specifications of the car.
“At present this model is on our secret list and it will remain there until its public announcement towards the middle of this year.
“As you know, you and your staff will be given every facility to compile for your readers an authoritative report and appraisal of the new model to coincide with the announcement.”
My motoring month
Vauxhall launch has press running for the hillclimbs Tried my hand at non- Goodwood hillclimbing for the first time, thanks to a novel idea by Vauxhall’s PR team to hold…
Your leader writers seem to assume that all who love the motor car must be tweedy Tory backwoodsmen. Motor Sport's comment on British Leyland (December) starts with the spectre of…
St John Horsfall Trophy
Thouroughbred amongst meetings Difficult though it might have been to drag myself away from a paddock full of interesting cars at the 40th St John Horsfall Trophy Race meeting, the…