I am currently restoring a 1914 Calcott 10.5 Light Car and have created a Register of the remaining examples of the marque.
From the information I have it appears that 25 cars may have survived, with 14 complete and either restored or in original condition.
In attempting to complete my own restoration I have gathered all the literature I can find, and am always interested in any information on Calcotts.
The article in your May 1997 edition entitled “Henry Royce and the Light Car” has been drawn to my attention and I write to enquire if you can throw any light on the origin of the print used in the article. The car shown in the print is of particular interest as it shows some features which do not appear to have been included in the production models, suggesting that this may have been a pre-production example.
I would greatly appreciate if you could throw any light on the origin and current location of the print used and whether anything is known about the particular car shown.
I am, yours, etc. Anthony Wilson, New Plymouth, New Zealand
(You should try the National Motor Museum: telephone 0044 1590 612345 Ed)