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In “The Motor” of June 5th, Laurence Pomeroy commences a new series of articles entitled “Milestones of Speed.” In some ways, these articles may at first appear to steal some of MOTOR SPORT’S thunder in relation to our “Veteran Types” series. This series was the brilliant idea of “Baladeur,” whose real identity is E. K. H. Karslake. He asked for details of early fast cars in this journal, and wrote up such cars after personal experience of them, with particular emphasis on how they handled on the road and the modifications made to them of recent times. The series started with “Chitty Bang Bang II” long before the Vintage S.C.C. began to hold contests for Edwardians, and since has embraced nearly all the big racing and fast touring cars of this vintage which are with us still. Mr. Pomeroy is approaching from quite a different angle, wishing to write a series of articles which will provide a continuous narrative, from an engineering viewpoint, of developments in racing cars from early times to the present day. We assume he is only confining himself to existing veterans because it is easier thus to obtain data and illustrations. In some ways it would seem to be more comprehensive to describe winning G.P. cars of each year, whether examples still exist or not, for his particular purpose. Nevertheless, vintage enthusiasts will follow these articles with the utmost interest and appreciate the excellent drawings which will accompany them. Our own “Veteran Types” series were Karslake’s exclusive work, with the exception of a few articles by Heal and Clutton.