THE ART OF CORNERING
Sir, The other day I read that some ” expert ” had discovered that many motorists take corners without looking at their speedometers suppose his experiments were, in some way; connected with those signs that invite discredit by consistently underestimating
the speeds for corners—and he concluded from this that the speedometer should be positiOned even more prominently before the already splay-eyed driver. As an example of the difficulty of judging speed he cited his days at Brooklands when a mechanic sometimes jumped from a car at 60, thinking it stationary. Why does he compare a man who has been hammered witless by doing 120 on cart-type springs with us, who cannot exceed 70 and are cushioned by suspension as softly efficient as a nurse’s lap? Are we supposed to have bred a race of drivers who can no longer corner without a meter-reading?
I later read that in the 1970s cars will be marketed which are dispasable. Could they not also be made soluble? Please.
Thornton Heath, R. T. F. BURROWS. (I recall only one mechanic falling like this at BrookIan& and he had been riding in Coe’s 30/98 Vauxhall coupe, in which the absence of wind noise caused his mis-judgment.—En.]