As is usual, I rushed out this morning to buy my copy of MOTOR SPORT, and noted amongst your comments a reference to the ex-Victor Bruce/Mollart AC which you say is an Aceca, and owned by P. M. Rambaut. In fact it is an Acedes, and owned by myself. I thought perhaps you knew of another former owner of the Bruce chassis (Rambaut) but on checking the May Action find it is the confusing way they finish one article and start the next with P. M. Rambauet name adjoining the title of my own article! He in fact looks after the ACOC awards and trophies.
I enclose a photo of the ex-Bruce car when owned by A. J. Mollart taking part in the 1929 London-Lands End Trial. It will be seen the registration number was then PK 6322, and it looked like a standard Montlhery with the optional wire wheels. It was soon afterwards fitted with a fabric four-seater body for a Brooklands Double-Twelve, and hence this body is now on the chassis of my modified Acedes. This particular photo was sent to me by another MOTOR SPORT reader, whose name I came across in an issue of some 20 years ago, and he is driving the second AC Acedes in the photo XV’ 339. Unfortunately he sent it without putting his name on the back, and I cannot remember who it was, though I visited him in the Putney area about a year ago. No doubt I could find it again by wading through all my old copies of MOTOR SPORT! Perhaps some other reader remembers seeing a fabric four-seater AC in the Kingston area, or knows what became of PK 6322?.
As a final plea, could I also ask if any reader knows anything of my ABC motorcycle DH 3520 first registered in Walsall in 1923 by Maudes Motor Mart. I know nothing of its history until it was salvaged from a corporation dustcart in Suffolk for £1 in the 1950s. I would be similarly interested to hear from any other ABC owner, of which there are some 175 known survivors (398 c.c. alone), from a total production of about 2,200. Claygate – DAVID HALES