Road-test policy.

While I have no particular sympathy for the Ford Motor Company in the sudden glare of unfavourable publicity, I rather wonder whether any of the other three big manufacturers, at the moment perhaps complacent, cannot also be brought down to earth by instances of bad design, shoddy manufacture, or indifferent service. The importance of publication of these letters of criticism must outweigh the fact their connection with motor sport is negligible, as the reputation of British cars is, willy nilly, mainly based on the products of the "Big Four" by virtue of their 85 per cent, proportion of total production. The fact that Motor Sport is probably the only motoring journal upholding improvement through criticism, rather than through concealment, is most important and praiseworthy.

I am, Yours, etc.,

Dunstable. E.J. Attree