One can appreciate the editor’s distaste of fetes, carnivals, etc., in which veteran and vintage cars are featured as publicity gimmicks, but not all of them fall victims of the “sticky fingered brigade”!
It seems a pity to deny people of all ages the pleasure of seeing such fine machinery just because they do not qualify as vintage car connoisseurs, and we doubt whether the recent Tutankhamun Exhibition would have been so successful had it only been restricted to those members of the public versed in Egyptian culture.
We beg to suggest that if the organisers of these events tackle the job properly, the seeds of genuine interest can be sown that will ultimately benefit the veteran/vintage-car movement as a whole.
Paul Finn, Organiser, Lynwood Veteran & Vintage Rally in aid of B.E.N. – Ascot