THE HOME F.14.01V T
Activity continues on the home front in spite of fuel rationing, black-out depression and dangers,—and the 20/incr ease per h.p. in next year’s tax. Although our bigger manufacturers are largely engaged on armament work, -car production has not entirely ceased. Sunbeam Talbot report some sales, and introduced a new 2-litre just before the
War. Hillman sales also continue and .S.S. have delivered a satisfactory number of Jaguar cars since the outbreak of hostilities, although they announce that production will probably cease by November. The Bentley Service Station at Hendon
still operates, but production of RollsRoyce ears has been temporarily suspended in favour of” Merlins.” Wolseley and M.G. continue to cope with orders, although the new Wolseley Eight will not be put on the market now.
Riley report a big number of orders and will go on with production on a limited scale, concentrating especially on Export. Bellevue Garage is heavily protected by a wall of sandbags, bearing ” Business as Usual ” announcements. The racing shop is now an A.R.P. ambulance Station, and, all the racing ears having gone home to their owner’s, houses a variety of vans and cars for &staid. work,
including D. G. D”.vans’s Siddley Special saloon. Benn’s Motors, of Mold, North Wales, is making every effort to carry on, and Lemon Burton is specialising in A.R.P. requisities as well as Bugattis.
Adlards Motors carry on as usual at Putney and Brixton and offer excellent commercial vehicle facilities.
Work proceeds on the new Thompson and Taylor building at Brooklands. Boon and Porter and University Motors have been conducting fuel-economy experiments.
[We shall be glad to receive news of business activities of interest to sportscar owners.—Ed.].