BMW under way

As the son of the late Mr Raymond Way, I was very interested to read your article on BMW 328, chassis 85.297 (Motor Sport, February 1988).

I remember the car very well, and indeed the many modifications that were made to make the car as light as possible. This even included drilling out the dynamo casing, and replacing the holes with cork inserts. The car held several class records, including at the Brighton Speed Trials.

You showed a photograph of the car competing at Finchampstead on September 15, 1946. At this meeting my father also took part with an ex-Freddie Dixon Riley. Perhaps it would be interesting to trace the history of this car?

It was good to read that chassis 85.297 has been fully restored, albeit in a revised form. I hope it provides the new owner with lots of pleasure in the future.

Raymond Way, Harrow, Middlesex