Your article of Lionel Rapson’s Lanchester 40 greatly interested me. I happened to be present, in a breakers’ yard near Eastbourne, when the same car was being “broken up”, the sledge-hammer exposed the crankshaft and all the internals, con.-rods, crankshaft, etc., were highly polished in as new order, piston top bright and clean. Engine was appparently ready to race again. Worm-drive axle was massive, dozens of bolts around casing and all nuts drilled and wired! Price paid by breaker to Mrs. Rapson was I believe, £7. What an end to a classic piece of machinery! Congratulations on your superb monthly journal.
Frederick R. Harding.
[Now you have me weeping again . . .—E.D.]