The Things They Say . . .

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“Would it not be practical to fit light racing cars . . . with a couple of ailerons, one projecting each side of the car about the back of the driver’s seat . . . the adjustment could be partly by hand . . . so that settings found suitable could quickly be made with certainty.” –A correspondent of The Autocar’s in 1925, when accidents to racing cars were under discussion and they were considered so powerful for their weight that mechanics should no longer be carried. A few years before this it had been suggested that the mudguards of Chiribiri sports/racing cars should be of aerofoil shape but in this case to provide lift, not downthrust, the object being to reduce the loadings on the tyres.

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The XK Register points out that it has no connection with any other club apart from the Jaguar Drivers’ Club. It remains the original and only organisation catering for XK Jaguar sports-car owners which receives R.A.C. and Jaguar Cars Ltd. recognition. The Hon. Sec. is J. E. Martens, 14, London Road, Thatcham, Near Newbury, Berkshire.

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Shelsley Walsh, Prescott and the Crystal Palace are racing venues which were in the use before the war. To these must be added Ainsdale Beach, Southport. It may not be realised that sand racing is organised here, as it was before the war, the first 1969 meeting being held on March 23rd. Racing is organised by the Liverpool M.C. and sponsored by Carreras Ltd. Details from : D. C. Robinson, 82, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

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A reader W. Hoad, of 1, Longloft, Windmill Lane, Cockermouth, Cumberland, would like to correspond with Lotus Elite owners.