A £23 JOHNSON MOTOR-FREE !
OF ENTRIES RECEIVED FOR THE FIRST MONTH OF OUR SEND YOUR STORY IN NOW FOR THE SECOND GROUP.
OVERWHELMING NUMBER GREAT COMPETITION.
month the details of our competition for a Johnson outboard motor, we had no idea that so many of our readers possessed literary talent. Right up to the 15th of last month every post brought its crop of stories, until the task of the adjudicator became a hill-time one. Happily, the burden was light, for all of the stories were good reading, many were amusing, and a few were of high literary merit.
After much weighing of pros. and cons, three contributions were finally selected, and of these we publish that submitted by Miss Marjorie L. Taylor, c/o National Flying Services, London Air Park, Feltham, Middlesex, reproduced on page 438. In the event of no better stories being submitted during the next two months, the remaining two will be published in our August and September issues, and the final award of the Johnson motor will rest with these three entrants. Apart from Miss Taylor’s excellent story, we were particularly entertained by the contributions of Mr. S. J. Twyford, Miss Rosemary Clifford, Mr. L. H. Thomas, and Mr. H. J. Chaloner. A first-rate entry was that submitted by Mr. James
Frazer, who described the part played in the British Arctic Air Route Expedition in Greenland by a Johnson Sea Horse 4.
Quite a number of entrants depended upon the dream-idea, E. S. Delmar-Morgan describing a voyage down the Thames at a speed of 65 m.p.h. on half-throttle—an inaccuracy which nearly caused us to choke until we found the writer falling out of bed. We have learned how a dozen people first took to outboarding, and we know why several people were unable to start their motors for days on end. We read how one infuriated man actually gave way to the temptation of hurling his recalcitrant motor overboard. Incidentally, we have discovered that among other effects caused by outboard motor-boating, many men first met their wives through the sport, art, or whatever one cares to call it. A word to those whose stories have not been mentioned here. Your chance of winning the Johnson Junior has not in any way diminished. The final decision will not be made until all those stories received during the next two months have been read. If you think you can improve on your previous story,
send another one in before July 15th—it will be judged quite indepotty of your first attempt.
To those who have not yet entered for the competition, we would advise them to get busy and let us have their story by the 15th of July.
The prize is the last word in economical outboard motors, the famous Johnson Junior Sea Horse, which sells at the price of 223. A story of 500 words, fact or fiction—and the motor may be yours!
THE COMPSTITION RULES.
1. Stories must be written on one side of the paper only, and must be approximately 500 words in length.
2. Competitors must submit their stories not later than the 15th. of July, 1933.
3. Any number of stories may be sent in by competitors, but each must be accompanied by a separate coupon, which will be found on the inside back cover of this issue of MOTOR SPORT.
4. Stories must be about some incident connected with small-power motorboating, real or imaginary.
5. The Editor’s decision is final.
6. No member of the staff of MOTOR SPORT is allowed to compete.