Re the speed trial picture of John Bolster captioned as taking place at Croydon Airport, I have discovered that it was actually held at the Autodrome’s School of Motoring in the town, where roads on which learners could practise were suitable for such an event. So London’s Air Terminal cannot not add that accolade to its other events.
The 50th anniversary of John Cobb’s fatal accident on September 29, 1952, while attempting to break the water speed record on Loch Ness, is to be remembered by local people who knew and respected the great driver (holder of the Brooklands lap record etc), and by a BBC Scotland radio programme. As it should be.
The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club is enthusiastic and active. The leaders in its Racing Championship after six rounds were Bill and Maggie Tuer (1933 Super Sports), 53.75sec at Prescott, Stuart Harper/Prue Saunders (1924 Ware rep) and Greg Bibby/Paula Heaney (1933 Super Sports).
A reader wants to learn more about a car he has been restoring (below). It is a 1967 OSI coupé based on German Ford running gear. It is thought that only two or three such cars came to the UK; the engine plate gives the makers as the Officine Stamfoggi Industria. Letters can be forwarded.
Veteran C.C. The Hull to Scarborough run is to be held on September 4th. Part one of the event consists of a rally to Ferensway, each competitor choosing his own…
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Jaguar 2.4, 3.4, 3.8. Is service satisfactory? 72.4% of Jaguar owners found the service satisfactory, 19.8% are dissatisfied, 2.8% carry out their own servicing and 5% made no comment under this…
Vintage Postbag, August 1962
Sir, As a boy I lived in London for most of the period 1927 to 1939, and the variety of 'buses to be seen in those days was really fascinating.…