Concerning your article on Stuart Turner Ltd. and Stuart motor vehicles, the following may be of interest. We showed the Stuart Stellar motorcycle at the Woodcote Transport Rally in 1967. Among the many interested spectators was a gentleman who stated that he had been an apprentice at Rolls-Royce in 1912, the connection being that there was an Apprentice Project to build two light sports-cars. The engines chosen were the Stuart Stellar, which was also sold as a proprietary unit and a Green light aircraft engine. The gentleman was very intrigued, as it was the first time he had seen a complete Stellar motorcycle.
It would be interesting if anyone has any more information on this subject. Incidentally, on the subject of the worm drive, possibly the lubricants of the time could have contributed to its failure, as with modern grease the motorcycle has been used in several trials and rallies without trouble. Henley-on-Thames. C. Wadley
Stuart Turner LTD. (Can anyone say whether these R-R sponsored light cars were ever completed?— ED)