The Things They Say

The Things They Say

"Lapping Brooklands at over 130 mph, cresting the Motor Course's famous test hill completely airborne, winning races with such evocative names as the 'Lightning Long Handicap' and the 'Albert Brown trophy' — these are all laurels from Straker-Squire racing lore." From Brooks' summer Vintage auction catalogue. As this also quotes from the 1977 article in MOTOR SPORT about the Kensington-Moir Straker-Squire, I would like to say that in that article I gave the car's best ever lap-speed as 103.76 mph, officially timed, and that the above quotes are not from my article. -- WB