I have just returned from three days at the Silverstone Classic. What a wonderful event with so many lovely and interesting cars. There was even a grand prix-winning 3-litre 1911 Delage!
However, I was disappointed to see that so few of the cars carried plaques showing their history and specification. In my experience these notices do get read, as often either the owner of the car is absent or the visitor is too shy to show his ignorance and ask about the car. Just a laminated A4 printed sheet laid under the windscreen wipers (or some such convenient place) giving year, make, model, engine type and size, how many were made, and when, and some history of the particular example, would assist with some appreciation of the car. John W Watson, via e-mail