I note with great interest Mr. R. E. Savage’s remarks regarding the pros and cons of the old car population and their relations with the modern-car motorist.
You are so right, sir! In most instances, if the car is at all slower than the other traffic, you will find an old-car handler a most considerate person, and will wave somebody back if it is not perfectly safe for him to overtake. Whether the overtaking vehicle pays attention to this signal is entirely his own affair!
As regards old car maintenance, a large majority of these cars are kept in peak condition, and we hope the innovation of the old car test will eliminate any that are not suitable for the roads. I may add that old cars of today are often regarded as one of the family, and heaven knows, after twenty years or so, they certainly should be. At any rate not all of us can afford nice new cars, neither do we all have jobs which grace us with a nice white Consul – free, like 60 per cent, of today’s road users.
May I close by saying that I myself am an owner of a fine 1928 vehicle which never ceases to give enormous pleasure to all those who drive and ride in her, and at the same time may I thank you for the most readable motor magazine of today, and may it continue to gain its undoubted success.
I am, Yours, etc.,
Thames Ditton. – R. F. Heming.