4.S.s THE SCOTT SOCIABLE
tr. J. Saner’s letter in the January isslw, recalling the three-wheeled Scott Sociable, has aroused a lot of interest. Many readers have enquired the whereabouts of the Bradford garage where some of these cars were discovered during the war. Mr. Harrell of Seven Kings sends further technical details, telling us that these carshad a 70.2 by 03.5 mm. 7.2-li.p. two-stroke engine developing 12 b.h.p., with B.T.H. magneto, horizontal Zenith Carburetter and a 2i-gallon petrol tank. The chassis was of triangulated tubular construction with pivoted eye bolt joints, assembled from four standard tube units, Wheelbase and track being 8 ft. Din, and 5 ft. in., respectively. The turning circle was Oft. 4 in., ground clearance 71 in., and height 4.ft. 2 in., the little vehicle being 8 ft. 9 in. long and 5 ft: wide. The front wheel was sprung. on an oscillating bracket pivoted on trunnion bearings, and rear springing was by asystem of compound levers With four coil springs in tension to each wheel. Fuel consumption was quoted at between 60 and 70 m.p.g. This tallies with the experience of Mr. J. R. Collinsoe of Bradford, who ran a 1923 example (luring the war, getting excellent Service and 62 m.p.g. Trw centre-lock hub was apparently not too sound, the driving side wheel sometimes flying off, but the engine was delightfully smooth up to 00 m.p.h., Mr. CollinSon is now hoping to .acquire .another of these, fascinating little vehicles, having found a 004 example locally, but he wonders what became of his last, KU 2021. Finally, Mr. B. Deeford, of the rather delightfully-named Uphill School of Motoring, Uphill, writes to say that his father, had a enthusiastic motorist from d a Scott Sociable sent down to his West Country home for a demonstration and was much impressed. Incidentally, does anyone remember another odd little vehicle of the garlic period, the Harper Runabout ?