Club News, October 1951

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Club News

WE HEAR

K. N. Hutchison has taken delivery of one of the new ” enlarged ” Rolls-Roycebuilt Bentleys. Dr. 1). Harley is running a 1938 38-hp. pusli-rod o.h.v. Hisq sowSitiZa with handsome Freestone and Webb :saloon body and took it to Bois Colombes last month to be serviced. Poske has acquired an S.S. 381250 MereesKs-Benz out in Lima and seeks all possible data on these ears. HiS address iselo Panagra, Lima, Peru. jean Mortimer was billed as Britain’s fastest woman driver in a leading article in the .Vandaii krpress of August 20th. Apologies to the N. London E.C.C. whose Radeup Rally was wrongly attributed to the N W L C in ” Reports of Recent Events ” in the August issue. This Rally is called after the N. London E.C.C.’s journal, the Radrap. Laurence Gresley is the fortunate -owner of an exceedingly beautiful 1930 AM 80 Hotchkiss saloon with 272,000 miles to its credit and looking better than new ; he also possesses one of the very rare 1934 411 80 by 99 nun. four-cylinder Hotchkiss cars. Geoffrey Frank has one of the Gabriel exhaust horns, which have been the subject of recent correspondence, -on a 1909 Maudslay he is restoring ; he would be grateful for advice on how to tune the note of this horn. Lt.-Corndr. P. R. Sullthan-Tailyour, R.N., has disposed of his Red Label 3-litre Bentley and is using a 1951 Morris Minor which he finds ” a grand little car.” It averaged 41.6 m.p.h. from Weymouth to Silverstone for the British G.P. but Ise feels that different gear ratios and perhaps a lighter compression ratio would result in some desired extra ” steam,” say 50 in third and 70 m.p.h. in top gear. Writing from Henley Beach, S. Australia, R. B. Lower deplores too much emphasis on vintage car excellence, remarking that his A40 Austin tourer (see photograph) is a much superior car in every respect to its 1930-39 counterpart. Similarly, he believes the Morris Minor to be a leader in its class, infinitely better than its predecessor. ” Do vintage enthusiasts include the NK 120 Jaguar

with modern tinware, asks Mr. Lower, who thinks that, ” if so they are unjustly critical of a very fine car.” A 1929 sleeve-valve Voisin was for sale in Hampshire last month. It is remarkable how motoring articles are appearing in the non-motoring Press. A further example was a long discourse about George 13eggs’ 1937 f.w.d. Cord, in the August edition of the American Co-operator. From this we learn that about 1,500 Cords are still in use in the States and that with supercharged s.v. 288 Cu. in. engine giving 175 h.p. at

4,200 r.p.m., speeds of over 125 m.p.h. are believed in. We hear that V. W. Derrington is enjoying himself with a modern Morris Minor endowed with some non-standard urge by reason of an alloy head and similar modifications. A well-preserved Irk car leis been on display in a Southport showroom. Alex Pitts of the 11.1.1.C. got his picture in the News Chon

ricle last month-on at:count of his deerstalker hat. .1. R. Tile says his 1932 Triumph Southern Cross is still riming well and surprising quite a number of modern car owners. Ile would like to contaet in her owners of these ears in Leicestersidle ; address, 11, East Park Road, &Wester.

‘rite refuelling apparatus used by B.R.M. incorporates a Varley pump, manufactints1 by Varley Piunps and Eng., Ltd., of Acton. An early ” 10.8 ” Clyno two-seater, with 1-elliptie front springs, was encountered at the S.13.A.C. Display. There are now SO many (lynos about that someo:.e might well compile a list of owners. Re the S.B.A.C. display, we intended to report on the flying but a gusty wind grounded the display aircraft. A record crowd went to Farnborough on the

public” days. A 1927 Hanomag, with de Dion engine at the back, ran in the Redditch Veteran Rally. Miss 1). Herbert wants to trace previous ONCIWIN of her 1034/5 11-litre M.G., Registration No. .114 4160. Veteran ears have received useful pub’Why in the general Press of late. Last July the Saturday Evening Post ran an article by Wesley Price, “They Don’t Build Them Like that Any More,” illustrated with colour pictures of one-lunger Cadillae, 1911 Moyer, 1903 Cadillac, 1905