I was interested to read your article on the 1935 Comet. My attention was drawn to this car in the 1960s shortly after Jeremy Collings, John Warburton and I had formed the Star Register, as the Comet not only uses one of Star’s model names but also has a radiator shell very similar to those used on Star Comet cars. My immediate thought was to wonder whether Kirkland bought up Star Comet bits when the receiver sold the Star Company in 1932? However, an examination of the January 11 1935 edition of The Autocar showed that this was not the case.
The point of this letter is to mention that one of the features of the 1935 Comet was a ‘squirter’ to direct hot water from the radiator on to the windscreen when required. Perhaps this is a feature you may consider fitting to your Sierra to overcome the design defect mentioned in Boddy Language in February’s Motor Sport?
David E A Evans,
Secretary and Registrar,
Star, Starling, Stuart and Briton Register,