AN ATTRACTIVE “HORNET” SPECIAL
WHEN the Wolseley Hornet” was first introduced it was not anticipated that it would enter the ,sports car category. The fact, however, that its little six-cylinder engine has an abundance of ” pep ” as well as smoothness and flexibility of running, makes the chassis quite suitable for adaptation for sporting purposes, and consequently several firms are now producing specially altered and prepared ” Hornets ” which both in appearance and performance are very attractive to the sporting motorist.
Otte of these is the McEvoy Special which is here illustrated. As can be seen, it has very neat and pleasing tines, the designer having been careful to keep the whole car in good proportion ; there is no ugly, excessive overhang at the tail, while the sweep of the wings blends well with the general lines found elsewhere in the body. At the same time, attention has been given to the seating and leg-room so as to provide ample comfort for both driver and passenger. Neither has accessibility been sacrificed for good looks. The performance. according to the maker’s statement, is in keeping with the tar’s sporting looks, for it is claimed that the maximum speed on top is 75-80 m.p.h., while 55 m.p.h. in second is obtainable without difficulty. These speeds are made possible by special twiin,g and alterations to the power unit, which include the fitting of an Amal downclraught racing carburettor, raised compression and heavy valve springs. Other alterations from
standard include oversize tyres, 8-gallon petrol tank, outside handbrake, adjustable steering column., 100 m.p.h. speedometer and revolution counter. The price of the McEvoy Special is 4240, and the maker’s address is :-M. A. McEvoy, Leaper Street, Derby.