Like a voice crying in the wilderness may I express what is perhaps in the minds of tens of thousands of car racing lovers: the desolation felt at the absence of that greatest of all racing engines, the “Coventry Climax.”
Surely after such a fantastic career of success against the mightiest opposition someone could help to finance the continuance of this marvellous all-British production. Even against the might of Ferrari and Ford the Climax reigned supreme.
Now that they have left the scene the British racing engines will take second place as the Climax would be the only engine to extend and beat the Japs.
I believe that Ferraris are helped financially by Fiats to keep to the forefront of racing engine development so surely cannot our great manufacturers or financiers do something to keep the flag flying for Britain? It may only be a coincidence, but I notice that the crowds are much smaller at race-meetings this year. Could this have something to do with the absence of the Climax engines of which we were all so proud?
Stockport. E.W. Bowler.