Your photograph of the 1924 Aster in your coverage of the Silver Jubilee Tribute at Ascot struck a chord. My enclosed photograph, some hours and several cobwebbed-albums later, is the result – the family Arrol (?) Aster.
It was taken circa 1934, a childhood memento of Sunday picnics in the Gower. Family legend has it that my father bought the car from Lady Stepney, widow of the inventor of the Stepney Wheel, and my salient memories are of a gigantic dickey seat, travelling in it deck chair placed sideways in the vast space behind the front seats, interior lamps with pink, Venetian-glass shades in the shape of roses and, a technological miracle which was proudly and constantly demonstrated, one-shot lubrication!
London, NW3 – DAVID REES