Continental Average Speeds
Reading your excellent journal I was pleased to see that modern motor cars can now he conducted from coast-to-coast in France as rapidly as an 8-litre Bentley in the hands of “W. O.” in the late 1920s. Admittedly, he left from Dieppe but there is only about 30 odd kilometers difference in the overall journey and he did not have the benefit of “Autoroutes”.
It would be interesting to compare his performance with a light aircraft of the period.
Biddenden B. R. BOWYER
Hon. Press Sec. Bentley D.C.
[Did “W. O.” really average over 85 m.p.h. from Dieppe to Cannes?—ED.]