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STOP PRESS

LABELS Stuart-Wilton has that it

Stuart-Wilton has suggested that it might be a good idea for enthusiasts to display windscreen labels on their cars so that their enthusiasm may not be hidden by ownership of a closed car or the wearing of gent’s natties instead of soiled flannels or racing overalls. It seems that some four years ago Wilton helped form the Motor Racing Club, to whose members windscreen transfers, showing an E.R.A.-like racing car, were issued. The B.R.D.C. frowned on the scheme, feeling that the transfers might well bring the Sport into disfavour, the only requirement for membership of the Club which issued them being attendance at a race meeting or speed trial. Now that the B.R.D.C. is dormant, Wilton would like to see the scheme revived and announces that transfers are available at 1/each from Strand and Hunter, 11, Regent Street, W.C.1. Although we believe that a certain fertiliser manufacturer noted for his fast M.G. has ordered twelve such transfers, we must side with the B.R.D.C. in the opinion it expressed about this matter in 1938. Motoring sport is frowned on sufficiently already, and every care must be taken that thoughtless or harmful people do not have opportunity to bring it into greater disfavour. Again, is it

always convenient to be recognised as an enthusiast whom any fellow-enthusiast is invited to lure into motor-talk at any hour of the night or day ? Keen as we are, we do not think that it is. At least restrict the issue of transfers to those who belonged to a reputable club at the outbreak of war, and let them signify no more than a club badge.

750 CLUB MEETING

The 750 Club held yet another very enjoyable meeting on November 9th at the Osterley Hotel on the Great West Road, quite near to the Metropolis. Lunch was partaken of and motor-cars discussed. Those who graced the meeting with their presence included Laurence Pomeroy (D.K.W.) ; Bunny Tubbs (D.K.W.) ; Jesty, the ex-C.U.A.C. secretary; Maguire, the present C.U.A.C. secretary, who came on a motor-cycle ; Lieut. Moon (Austin ” Nippy “) ; Birkett (” Ulster ” Austin) ; C. M. Dunn (Type 45 B.M.W) ; Ansty and Clark (” Ulster” Austin) ; H. L. Biggs (Fiat “500 “) ; Laurence (” P ” M.G.) ; Harmer (“J2″ M.G.) ; Gilbert (Austin Seven) ; George Kipps (” 105 ” Talbot) ; 13allamy, in one of his Fords ; Matlock; P. H. Hunter,

who came by train ; Capon (Riley) ; Frost (unblown ” Ulster ” Austin) ; Denis Jenkinson (solo Norton) ; and Miss Teddy Worthington, in her twin o.h.c. Anzani Frazer-Nash, who came up rapidly from Farnborough, bringing Boddy and Lush, all just back from some extensive motoring commencing in the early hours. Just before black-out the party broke up, many members going off communally in search of tea. It is all scheduled to happen again on December 7th at the same venue. Hon. secretary, S. H. Capon, 159, Upper Tulse Hill, London, S.W.

OBITUARY

We deeply regret to learn that Sqd..-Lr. Richard Bickford, D.F.C., was killed in action recently. Bickford spent some profitable time in America with his saxophone, but he was a close friend of many of our leading racing men. In particular, he knew Dick Seaman extremely well and, in fact, flew adventurously to Monaco with him in 1935. He also introduced George Monkhouse to motor racing. His own car was an open Lancia “Lambda,” which he used regu

larly all the year round, affecting a heavy coat and huge fur gloves in the winter. lie joined the R.A.F.V.R. about six years ago and gained the D.F.C. early in the war. He took a close interest in motoring journalism and was no mean journalist himself. To his many friends we offer our heartfelt sympathy. Let us, when victory is achieved, do something worthwhile in the memory of the many sporting motorists who will have seen the final chequered flag.

ODD PIECES

Keith Farquharson, 2, Trevor Road, Winton, Eccles, Lancs., would like to

meet a fellow-enthusiast in his area and to help with work on thoroughbred cars ; also to hear of a s.v. Aston-Martin. We know of a T.T. Replica, four-cylinder o.h.c. Frazer-Nash for sale in the West, for around £110. One of the 500 Mile Race Talbots is still in regular hard service. A 1921 Singer Ten h-seater, rumoured in show-room condition, was for sale in London recently. Symonds has a blown ” Grasshopper ” Austin Seven.

If anyone has one of Harold Nockolds’s original drawings of the Birkin singleseater Bentley, entitled “Lap Record,” Peter Robertson-Rodger would like to hear about it.