I much enjoyed your feature on early Daimlers (September 1976 issue), and so imagine my surprise when leafing through some 30- or 40-year-old motoring magazines, out fell two faded photographs of one of those Coventry-built Daimlers making heavy weather through hilly country during the 1900 1,000 Mile Trial.
Reference to the catalogue of this event indicates that the car is Mr. C. K. Gregson’s 6 h.p. Daimler, entered in class “C” which was for cars selling between £300 and £500. He completed the whole Trial and maintained the required average speed on all but two of the thirteen stages. It is interesting to note that the lamps are titted with protective covers, the enclosed photograph shows the car more clearly, but the other one gives a better idea of the countryside which, with its limestone walls and crags, looks much like the Peak District —perhaps the Taddington hill-climb?
Atherton E. J. WARBURTON