A Driver’s Club
As predicted in your report on the Austin 10 Drivers Club National Rally in last month’s MOTOR SPORT, I must write to confirm that my externally-mounted 2-gallon fuel tank has never involuntary parted company with the car. It has, in fact, survived a Continental Tour on the perv in Belgium, Holland and France and two seasons of enthusiastic rallying and daily use. Its necessity was occasioned by the inadequacy of the original 6-gallon tank to provide sufficient range when touring and rallying in the days of the Sunday-closing garage. For example, to participate in a club event in the Midlands whilst living in the London area, involved a round trip of some 300 miles and with an average fuel consumption of 31 m.p.g. for my 1934 10/4 the extra capacity requirement is apparent.
In support of your comments that the ATDC is a driver’s club, I have averaged 9,000 miles per year for the last five years in my car and this is not considered to be exceptional, with a large proportion of the Club’s cars being used as the daily (and sometimes only) means of transport. Finally, may I thank you for the interest and encouragement you gave to us and we look forward to seeing your 10/4 at some of our events in the not-too-distant future. You haven’t seen it !—Ed.) Langley A. G. JOHNSON
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