I write to congratulate you on the `75th’ edition. I have already advised a young lady at your offices that you had ruined my day. I received my copy and, though supposed to be working, couldn’t put it down. Consequently, I spent the morning doing what I call my “first pass” at the magazine.
I started reading the magazine young, and it sustained me through spartan years of army service in the early ’50s. I persuaded my colleagues it was essential for the NCO’s club and many friends had their first taste of motorsport through your pages. In a changing world, it’s been my constant companion.
If I had to pick anything from the current issue, it is the article on Denis Jenkinson. Excellent writing by a man who knew Jenks as well as any. DSJ’s articles were always the first I turned to and I could almost taste the atmosphere of motorsport brought to us through his writings. Your story of the ‘meal’ at his cottage had me smiling. Three years ago I met Stirling Moss who told me almost the same story, except the eggs were spaghetti and Jenks still only possessed one plate.
So, 75 years have gone. Here’s to the next anniversary at 100. I will be annoyed if I miss it.
I am, yours, etc. Brian Wylie, Bixester, Oxon