The outstanding recent car miniature is a fine 1910 38-h.p. Daimler tourer in the new “Corgi Classic” series. It is complete with wire wheels, fluted radiator with motometer, ½-elliptic springs, screen, hood, bulb horn, lamps and doors, and a family load of passengers, although it is only 4¾ in. long. There is a picnic basket on the luggage grid and I like the rear snubbers, but I feel the chauffeur will never be able to reach the outside handbrake to release it, remembering this pushed on in a Daimler of this period. This is, however, a fine addition to one’s vintage and veteran rally assembly. It retails for 10s. 6d.
Lesney have introduced an Edwardian Packard open fronted landaulette, No. II in their “Models of Yesteryear” range (which must have fully automatic control, as it is entirely devoid of pedals!), while, as a collector of farm tractor models I am intrigued with Lesney’s 2 in. John Deere-Lanz miniature, with detailed engine, tow-hook and balloon tyres, to a scale of 61 : 1 selling for 1s. 11d., No. 50 in their new “Matchbox” series.—W.B.
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The Morris 8 Tourer Club (1919-1939) is doing some research to discover if any of the special-bodied Morris 8s of the early ‘thirties, such as Skinner, C.M.S., McEvoy, Swallow, Jensen, Hoyal, Maltby, etc., exist, and whether commercial vehicle and fire-engine versions have survived. If any information is available, H. W. Edwards, 72, Keene Way, Watchouse Estate, Galleywood, Essex, would appreciate it.