The Vintage Tailpiece picture last month depicted a 1933 Marendaz Special, photographed by J. Le Sage.
Correction: Before publication, but too late to correct, we realised our error of saying the Appleton Special is still supercharged. This pre-war “special,” built by R. J. W. Appleton, had a 3-bearing Riley Nine-based engine endowed with a high-pressure Zoller supercharger, in a 1,100-c.c. Maserati chassis, extensively drilled and using a pre-selector gearbox. In this form the car broke the Class G Mountain lap-record at 76.1 m.p.h. Today the original engine has been mislaid and a Riley engine with four Amal carburetters has been substituted.
We hear that a rather sad 1925 12/24 De Dion Bouton 2-seater has been saved in Berkshire, that a Cluley light car converted into a lorry lies in a field in Wales and that some ancient lorry chassis, with and without engines, have been seen in a yard in South London.