It is with some surprise that I read in your columns the criticisms levelled by your American correspondent at the marques Ferrari and Jaguar. I have had the good fortune to witness Cadillac-Allard, Jaguar and Ferrari cars compete both in Europe and the U.S.A., and the performances witnessed in the latter country have in no way changed my view that their performances are in inverse proportion to their swept volume*
It is a remarkable thing that your correspondent concerns himself solely with the results or events where, with one exception, the Jaguars were running practically ” standard ” against “competition j2s,” with decidedly warm “mills,” choosing to ignore Pebble Beach, where an XXIV) in similar tune decisively beat its opposition, which included a car of the marque favoured by him.
It is far front my wish to detract in any way from the performance of the CadillacAllards, or the courage of Mr. Goldsclunidt, for I observed him recently at Watkin’s Glen, but I merely with to illustrate a point which may not have come 10 his notice.
With the exception of your correspondent, who naturally experiences pride of ownership, there must be but few who do not doubt the superiority of the Ferrari ; and without reflecting on the abilities of the owners of examples of this marque in the U.S.A., I feel that had not his untimely death taken him from us Sam Collier would have given Mr. Goldschmidt proof of this.
The XK120, to which I have earlier, referred, is of course Phil Hill’s, of Los Angeles, and should Mr. Goldschmidt have an Opportunity of meeting him in competition I assure him that he will meet a worthy challenger in a worthy car. I am, Yours, etc.,
JOHN R. D. BBAztaY._ Sutton Coldfleld.