I was very delighted to read on page 381 in your April issue’s “Cars in Books” that a reader has sent you a copy of a description of a drive in a 1953 Jaguar X1(120 which I had written in my novel “Dead Letter Drop”. I know that many authors, like myself, go to great pains in their research to try to be accurate in every detail, and it is immensely. gratifying when this is appreciated.
I only wish that tilm directors would go to the same trouble. I find it constantly infuriating that in very many of the movies I see, all the cars sound exactly the sante. regardless whether they are Morris Minors, Rovers or Porsches!
Thank you for the continued excellence of your magazine, which certainly suffers from no Such defects! Hove P. JAMES
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