I found the enclosed photograph the other day and thought you might be interested to have it. It was taken at Heston Aerodrome (having written which I think it was then called Heston Air Park) in about 1935. I have no real information about the Mercedes except that it was owned by a man called Blythe who was Chief Pilot of Jersey Airways. He seemed to use the car for general motoring, coming to work, etc.
In case you wondered, that’s nothing more than a brown-paper parcel on the spare wheel—it just happens that I can remember putting it there whilst standing alongside the car. I was working and flying for Brian Lewis at the time, whose company, Brian Lewis & Co., were UK concessionaires for de Havilland aeroplanes and operated from Heston, with a London office at 30 Conduit Street and a branch at the old Hooton Aerodrome, Liverpool. Yes, I’d have those days over again.
P.E. Gordon-Marshall – London SW 7.
[ So very interesting—I remember seeing this Mercedes 90, before the war, returning to London along the Brighton Road late at night, and making light of traffic congestion at Streatham Hill which demoralised much of the more modern traffic. Where is the car now?—Ed.]
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