The Austin 7 started off with a 696cc engine, and Peugeot made even smaller four-cylinder cars, one of 667.5cc. But if these seemed minute, what of a Six of just over 746cc? That was the capacity of the Vagova entered for the 1924 JCC 200-Mile race. It had a bore and stroke of 49.7x64mm for its separate cylinders. There were two camshafts, giving desmodromic valve operation, and a 30,000 rpm centrifugal supercharger. Photographs showed it to have a neat racing body. But as it never appeared its performance could not be assessed.
The driver was to have been Spencer Grey, his mechanic being R J Handover, a partner in the sole British concessionnaire for these cars. At the Brussels Show in the Palais du Cinquentenaire in 1925 a production version of the French-made Vagova was exhibited, the specification that of the racing car. I wonder how many were sold?