The pre-1915 Humberettes
The pre-1915 Humberettes were not as prepossessing as the post-war small cars but they were good nonetheless, and it was pleasing that last year eight took part in a 10-mile run, possibly the largest gathering of such cars for 80 years. Never mind that one had magneto trouble, another had to reverse up the hills and for a time one was delayed by dirt in its jets. One Humberette had made the journey from Essex to Surrey, but one was on a trailer, not yet restored. The runners comprised three 1913 air-cooled, and two 1914 and one 1915 water-cooled versions of these little vee-twins. John Tarring’s 14/40 Humber was there to look after the brood.