“Veteran Cars,” by Phil Drackett. 92 pp. 75/16 in x 5 in, (W & G Foyle Ltd, 119-125, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2. 4s.)
A compact little book, this, in the “Foyles Handbooks” series, yet it leaves very little out and is an excellent introduction to the now extensive veteran car movement. The author is pictured in period costume, waving a red flag, as he leads Wilfred Andrews’ 1901 Benz along Brighton’s Madeira Drive on the occasion of the 1956 Veteran Car Run—which should stimulate the VCC to something or other. Motoring journals bearing on veteran car matters are included and we are naturally flattered to find “The History of Brooklands,” published by Grenville, described as ” probably the most comprehensive motoring history published anytime, anywhere.” This brightly written “primer” of Drackett’s is well worth putting into the pocket for future reference.