It was good to read Bill Boddy’s account of the origins of the Brighton Run in the December issue.
A pity that in his commendable striving for accuracy, there is some confusion of 1986 and 1896 in the text as the date of the original run!
Bill’s description of the layout and virtues of the 1902 Wolseley is full of interest, but for the sake of accuracy it should be noted that the Wolseley engine is not horizontally opposed but horizontal, with both cylinders in line with the frame and the cylinder heads facing forwards.
The inlet valves are automatic, operated by the lower than atmospheric pressure situation in the cylinders at the beginning of the induction stroke.
R Hargreaves, Reigate, Surrey.