I am writing to say how much I enjoyed the Lancia B20 article (Motor Sport, April 1988). I was the person responsible for your test-car in 1955, and I well remember your slight impatience when you found 9 CMV was not quite ready!
There were three tester/mechanics during most of the fifties – George Skijp, Donald Christie and myself. Those were very happy days for me, and the factory gave me considerable help during my early days in racing, when I used 9 CMV to take my spares to Prescott for hill-climb events.
How 33 years have flown by! George and Donald passed away several years ago, sad to say – Donald in particular was a very fine driver with such a dry sense of humour.
I entirely agree with your comments regarding the “Flaminia”. We did not know what to make of that…
P Le Jett, Tottington, Lancashire