I write as a reader of your magazine of 26 years’ standing. Judging by what you have written from time to time, I gather that the manufacturers of certain British cars refuse to allow you to road-test their products because they fear that you will be truthfully critical in your published reports.
Now I have seen the other side of the picture because I have on several occasions bought cars largely on the untruthful and over-eulogistic reports published by some of your contemporaries, and to me it seems a crying shame that you should be boycotted because you tell the truth.
The remedy is in your readers’ hands. They could, if they wished, demand a Motor Sport report before buying a new car.
I am, Yours, etc.,
F Ivan Carr, Crosby-on-Eden.