I have just read Matters of Moment (Motor Sport, March 1987).
Is it not yourself who is getting hysterical, by taking all John Lyon says too literally? I have been reading Mr Lyon’s articles in Motor and, as a mediocre driver, have found them very helpful and illuminating. Surely his point about regular stops on long journeys makes sense?
I hardly think he was trying to compel you to eat or go to the Ioo every time you stop! As for his point about keeping two hands on the wheel, you dismiss the need for this as rubbish. Surely the driver who keeps both hands on the wheel is less likely to be caught unawares than one casually steering one-handedly?
Should I become sufficiently incapacitated to require a chauffeur to drive me about in my Alvin 12/50 or Star 18/50, John Lyon would certainly get the job!
Robert Britcher, Staplehurst, Kent