Mentioned in “Punch”
Not having been to the dentist for many years we are out of touch with Punch. So it was only by chance that we discovered a mention of Motor Sport therein. It used to be considered a great honour to be mentioned in this funny-journal even rudely. So we are not annoyed that a writer we had never previously heard of has poked ridicule at some quotes from. our “Cars In Books” column, which naturally look silly taken out of context. What is funny-ha-ha to us is that this Jonathan Sale, in trying to be clever and show that a weekly contemporary has been breaking the law by referring to over-70-m.p.h. speeds in its road-test reports, has been too clever, as presumably Mr. Sale has never heard of the MIRA test-track or speed-limit-free Germany motorways. We are also sorry to note that Punch humour has fallen to the level of “Dear Marie” letters, which former Editors would surely not have tolerated … – W. B.