MORE ABOUT THE ” BORA ” CAR. ” “
SI R,—I notice your correspondent’s query as to his ” 13ora ” car. This car was made by a firm of motor engineers at Horsham, Messrs. Boorer Sc Roberts (now at Broadwater, near Worthing) and was raced at Brooklands in 1920-21 not very successfully. It was sold to Sir R. Gunter, from whom I purchased it in 1922, selling it again after many alterations ; after this I lost touch with the car. The engine is 1,496 c.c. ” Sage ” by Sages of F,uston Road (now shopfitters I believe). The chassis was ” M.A.B.”. much too frail for the engine, and when purchased it had elliptic rear springs and no torque rod or tube ! I converted this and replaced rear springs by two Ford model T front
springs inverted making elliptics of them. A far better model, No. 2, was made by the same firm the following year and
did better at Brooklands, it was altogether a better designed job and had a very similar Sage engine but with higher compression. The car was named “The Bora,” no doubt Mr. Boorer could give you fuller details if written to at Broadwater Green, Worthing.
C. L. CLAYTON.
10, Prince Albert Street, Brighton.