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In writing this my first letter to MOTOR SPORT, I wish to beth commend your exCellent publication anal add also a note of what I hope may be constructive criticism.

I don’t know Mi.. many Isinies of MOTOR SPORT 1 have taken, but I know this. that itseach month’s issue is eagerly devoured to the final word. I’m waiting for the delivery of the next copy.

Being myself a motor engineer I admire and support your dedication to the valise Of improvement, and indeed revolution, in the designing rooms of the British motor industry. 1 ant also most appreciative of your honest road-test reports. and as for the pictures of the gallant vintagetas.doing their stuff. Who, incidentally, to my mind don’t receive by any means their fair share of glory in the common motoring press. I can’t praise you highly enough. In ease you should think I’m an ancient puritan who rides in It sadly neglected Austin :seven. I 111119L tell von that 1 Inn I.Wellty and the enthusiastic owner of a Ti) M.G. So’ I hope this will aid your indulgence its you read the following remarks regarding your latest sioolictiieirki;.1 in which you so strongly criticise the Lord’s Day Observance

I an not a member of the above Pilciety, but 1 nin a member ad’ the Christian Church. and a* MIA Slipport this societ y’s light against the throwing aside of the English Sunday and the substituting tat its place of a day of gay abandon and double time.

Cod almighty has given Itis commandments, anal all thinking nieu mutt, I feel. agree that their observanee in the past has been of initneasor„dile benent to this comitry of ours. Who ix the L.D.O.S. to try to viitiiree it we say. hut Who on the other hand are we to seek.

to throW tili■ w.crloiard ? I don’t know h many members the I„D.D.s. has. hut the supporters. of Sunday being observed u,S a ilsiy of rest. and the evereise or r,iith, are probably half the nation. ‘this is ItV Littu rejeetion hy Parliament of the recent Sunday Observance called) Bill. So please MOTOR SPORT don’t

yinirseif against those of its who are very very keen on motor raeitig. lust not on Sunday motor racing ! l-iloall V Oil l’in sure you think I’ve written enough already : simply can’t agree with your statement that the sport is closed to those who htid there is not a Sunday event in the locality. In si few oases it might mean less sport, but a little less sport has given is ii Sills’ rate It inneh greater enthusiasm for it anti at desire to help it. I have moved down from the Midlands to the extreme so I know what I am talking about ! ! ! (No tin its reef. meetings us I’ at all an International flavour fiir two hundred miles.) In closing I would thank you attain l’sr all the limo, of pleasure VOli have afforded ow, during. which time I have only

‘for the handling by yourselves of the matter mention,’ abeve. I am„ ete., Haleyon. DAvo, taaFrono, [The aim., letters are bull tun of ninny reeri% eit and I nal delighted that so litany readers have oppo•ed Sunday motor raring. Mann of the letters, itribirtoilatelv. portray a rat

attitude in their endeaVcitir tis k011flita,SISe their Christiaii principles. 1. hat is bad and does not help imbelievers to ” -ee the Lieht.” Long may the LI ).( i.S. Iva,’ it: best. endeavour, Is, -• PROPItll