With reference to your article in Motor Sport. I did not say in my book that my husband and I drove in the 1930 “Double Twelve” at Brooklands.
We drove an Alvis in the 1929 “Double Twelve” and John Cobb was in the team. I have written several articles on this race, and your statement that John Cobb was not in the team with us has caused some confusion and I have received two telephone calls about this already.
I think a correction should be made in your journal.
While on the subject of mistakes, the AC motor car was never called an “Aceca”.
Bradford-on-Avon, The Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce
In her book “Nine Lives Plus”, The Hon. Mrs. Victor Bruce refers to she and her husband driving a works Alvis in the “Double Twelve” race in which the Talbot crashed – which was the 1930 race. In that race the Alvis drivers were Cyril Paul/H. W. Purdey; C. M. Harvey/Leon Cushman; the Bruces. The latter finished 3rd in their class, not 1st, as Mrs. Bruce claims in her book. In the 1929 race the Alvis drivers were Cushman/Paul; Hallam/Willday/Mr. and Mrs. Dykes. Cobb shared a Riley with Staniland. As for “Aceca”, the official historyof AC cars, by R. G. Henderson. confirms that this name was used by AC (Acedes) Limited for two models in 1927, although not for Mrs. Bruce rally saloon – Ed.
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