Hearing that I am apt to indulge in such nocturnal adventures as the MCC Land’s End Trial, Ever Ready’s PRO kindly sent me a sample of the new Ever Ready Motormate II handlamp. Although for years I have used reliable Bardic electric torches with every satisfaction (I have no idea whether they are still made), this Ever Ready product should prove very useful. Of ABS plastic, the lamp, which measures 2 3/4 in. x 5 9/16 in. x 7 7/8 in., has a handle that can also be used as a stand for the lamp, and it provides an amber flashing-dome or a frontal beam, as required. Flat enough for easy stowage, even in the glove compartment of many cars (like that Rolleiflex camera!) this new Ever Ready handlamp is an excellent motoring possession. It uses four HP2 batteries (cost, 70p) and costs £3.95 including VAT. It is British-made. – W.B.