Denis Jenkinson is working on the all-embracing book about AFN history — Frazer Nash, BMW, Porsche, etc. — with the very keen and historically-minded John Aldington and we understand it will surface as a big tome in the spring of 1984. Then five more of the PSL “Action Stations” aerodrome guides are due from the same publishing house and we hope that A. F. Rivers Fletcher will soon release another of his “looking-back with nostalgia” books. It seems, however, that many leading publishers are fighting shy of specialised manuscripts, so that some histories will not be seen in book form.
Osprey have another batch of their “Auto-Histories” in the pipeline, including one on the 300SL Gull-Wing Mercedes-Benz. We also hear that there may be a study of the influence of Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz on the British motoring scene, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Daimler and Benz, and that D. G. Stiles is proposing to write another book on Riley cars, this time devoted to the competitions aspect.
Then Andrew Whyte, the Jaguar expert we trust, is working on the C-type and D-type Jaguars book, which, as there are known to be at least two winners of the 1957 Le Mans race (!) is badly needed. — W.B.