The Editor has a scavenger complex and harbours in warm, dry places things like bits of Kaiser War aeroplane engines, mechanical oddments from extinct racing cars (he uses a valve from a 1914 G.P. Opel as a paperweight and the propeller from a 1918 Sopwith Salamander TF2 armoured single-seater Scout adorns his study), crankshafts from unusual engines, and so on.

If any reader is about to throw out debris of this sort W.B. would be glad to forestall the dustman . He is also anxious to complete his files of weekly motor journals of the 1919-1930 period and simply adores radiator badges and mascots.