I would have mentioned this sooner but I expected a reader living nearer London would already have done so.
After the end of the War the entire Volkswagen concern was offered to Great Britain as war reparations. It was turned down, the Beetle design being considered by the British motor industry (or the government) as ‘of no future value’!
What a sad mistake.
I am, yours, etc. A G Ryan, Canterbury, New Zealand
Club news, July 1988
Aston Martin Owners Club's offices at 1A High Street, Sutton, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 2RB will be open to visitors over the weekend of July 23-24, between 10am and 4pm. No…
The Ford Side-Valve Club has issued various useful books about these cars but now, more professionally for those who can afford £10.95, Osprey of 12 / 14, Long Acre, London,…
Jim Russell wins wet British Empire Trophy Race
The British Empire Trophy, one of Britain's oldest races has been held yearly except for the war years since 1932, but has seldom proved a racing or commercial success. The latest…