V-E-V Miscellany.—The invasion of Bugattis to Lyon is covered elsewhere in this issue but naturally it attracted ia its wake (wake is right, for not many could keep up with the better Bugatois and Delage II on the open road!) other ancient cars. When we arrived at the Novahotel on the Friday afternoon a large and palatial Bugatti saloon stood without and on the way to the Driving-Tests we saw a 1930s Citroen and a TA14 Alvis. At the Malatre Museum about the first vehicle we encountered as we looked for somewhere to park in the landscaped grounds was a Hotchkiss chassis. At the Limonest hill-climb on the Saturday a medium-sized Edwardian Renault tourer arrived early in the Paddock and later a pre-war Citroen tourer and a yellow 7.5 Citroen two-seater parked near the start on what was being used as.the return road by sports and racing entrants alike, although it was in use by those of the public who had been turned off the Limonest-Poleymieux hill itself. And the last car we saw before we went to bed on the Saturday was a nice upstanding 15.9 Hotchkiss saloon in the hotel forecourt, as if to remind one that France made other vintage cars besides Bugattis! Incidentally, the rally totalled 380 paid-up supporters.
The Surrey Advertiser published a piece recently about “Bobs” in which it says the great car is still buried at Pendine! Robin Richmond is hoping to stage an assembly of genuine cyclecars next year, with the support of the Light Car Section of the VSCC. It seems that Bill Boddy’s restored 1922 TalbotDarracq is indeed the first production 8 h.p. model and the only one of its kind surviving, according to research done by the STD Register.