“The Maintenance and Driving of Vintage Cars” by Richard C. Wheatley and Brian Morgan. 168 pp. 8 3/8 in. 5 1/2 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4. Fitzhardinge Street, London. W1H0AH £4.95
“The Restoration of Vintage and Thoroughbred Cars” by the same authors became a classic and this book is a most welcome sequel. The subject matter is obvious from the book’s title and the thorough approach to it is ensured by the talented authorship. The book is nicely illustrated, with good photographs, and drawings by R. F. Neale. it is all set down, from replacing a worn shackle-pin to driving a vintage car in a race. from laying up an aged car for storage to finding the right club in suit a one-make interest. Legal aspects of the old-car hobby, maintenance for different purposes, what goes on in the workshop —it is all there for the reading, by writers who have been through it all themselves, with very notable results.
The staggering thing is that Richard Wheatley and Brian Morgan have time to write as well as work on their cars, especially as, which the book illustrates, they have each built their houses and motor workshops. This one too, I strongly recommend.—W.B.