"Motoring Classics"

G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, have issued a number of reprints of their early motoring books, under the title of “Motoring Classics”. The first to arrive, nicely dust-jacketed, were “Wheels At Speed” by Prince Chula, the detailed story of “B. Bira’s” first season’s racing, “Wheelspin” by C. A. N. May, being a nostalgic driver’s-view account of those never-to-be-forgotten mud-trials of pre-war times, including the long-distance MCC classics, up to 1939, and “Specials” by John Bolster, the latter self-explanatory and an excellent introduction to the pre-war one-off sprint and racing specials, although one would have wished that Bolster had corrected a few errors, notably those relating to the Chittys, the Brooke Special captioned as at Brooklands when it was at Albi, etc. Each of these welcome reprints sells for £2.80. Each is a uniform 8 3/4 in. x 5 2/5 in. Foulis have also issued a third, revised edition of “The Zeppelin in Combat” by Douglas Robinson (417 pp., 9 in. x 5 3/4 in.) which we reviewed previously. It is priced at £5.50.