“Without any hesitation I rank it as one of the only six cars I would personally have in my own garage.”—Robert Glenton, writing of the Fiat 500F in The Sunday Express of May 3rd.
” . . . a new small-six 1,290-c.c. sports engine, the ASA, develops the phenomenal output of 124 b.h.p., far be it from me to decry this output, which is achieved unblown at 7,000 r.p.m. . . . but reflect that the MG. K3 engine of 1933 was developing 120 b.h.p. at 6,500 r.p.m. We all know that this was blown . . . but a 14. lb./sq. in. boost on the K3 engine represented a c.r. of rather less than the ASA’s. The K3 was a 1,100-c.c. unit and only had one carburetter . . . perhaps things aren’t moving all that quickly ?”—Mike Allison writing in the March/April issue of the Triple-M Bulletin.
“I’ve often felt that it’s a case of mistaken thinking to pour money into football grounds for a very transitory World Cup, which we aren’t likely to win anyway, when our racing drivers are continually bringing prestige and business to this country”.-Dean Delamont of the R.A.C. during an interview with Peter Garniel in Autocar of April 29th.
“Furthermore, it’s my considered opinion that racing drivers, apart from doing no one any good, actually do harm to many,”— Anne Edwards in The Sunday Express dated May 1st. At first words failed us, but our considered comment appears in “Matters of Moment.”