The Alvis driven by C. M. Harvey in the 1924 200-Mile Race-at Brooklands has turned up in Middlesex and is to be rebuilt. The ex-H. G. Dobbs 1½-litre Riley, driven in Ceylon by Cox, is now-owned by J. P. Obeyesekere of Colombo. It is original except for the front dampers and still competes in hill-climbs. A 1915 non-sporting Stutz is in daily use in Spain: where a bull-fighter uses a 40/50 Rolls-Royce as his professional transport. Rose Bros. (Gainsborough) Ltd., who built over fifty National cars between 1898 and 1912, are collecting information and photographs for an illustrated calendar; unfortunately the few surviving Nationals in Gainsborough were scrapped at the outbreak of the Second World War. E. Vaughan, A.M.I.MECH.E., A.F.R.AE.S., of The De Havilland Technical School, is engaged in building a flying replica of a D.H. 1 or 1A and seeks drawings, a 120 Beardmore or 80 Renault engine, and a suitable propeller. Campbell’s “Bluebird” and an 1896 Simms car will figure in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show. A reader is rebuilding a 1935 Rytecraft Scootacar last registered in 1951 and requires data.
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Discoveries.—A German lady in Yugoslavia is said to own a very fine 1928 6-cylinder Itala which she would exchange for a VW or similar car. An old Morris Six, flat-rad. Cowley and a 1934 Ford V8 lie derelict outside Rugby.