Readers' opinions

Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Current page

65

Current page

66

Current page

67

Current page

68

Current page

69

Current page

70

Current page

71

Current page

72

Current page

73

Current page

74

Current page

75

Current page

76

Current page

77

Current page

78

Current page

79

Current page

80

Current page

81

Current page

82

Current page

83

Current page

84

Current page

85

Current page

86

Current page

87

Current page

88

Current page

89

Current page

90

Current page

91

Current page

92

Current page

93

Current page

94

Current page

95

Current page

96

Current page

97

Current page

98

Current page

99

“Spares for every single part?”

Sir,

The latest line in VW propaganda facing page 528 of the July issue of Motor Sport made me smile.

We were in the unfortunate position of having the fuel pump of our 1961 Karmann-Ghia pack up at 8 p.m. in Exeter, on 29th May 1963, en route for Bristol, and we were forced to remain overnight.

The next day it came as a shock to find that the local VW agent in Exeter could not provide a replacement. This, however, was obtainable—in Torquay! We were thus subjected to further inconvenience and delay.

We feel that the inability of the only VW agent in a major British city to provide such a vital part makes mock of the advertisement and that you, as the alleged “VW Benefit” publication, might like to know this!

T.C. Carey (Mrs.)
S. Harrow.

***
Blowing their own trumpets
Sir,

I dashed to my newsagent to collect my July issue; turned frantically (as usual) to “Letters from Readers,” always my first call! I was astonished to find two blatant adverts from “Firestone” amongst the genuine letters. Please Sir, do not let our favourite columns be fornicated like the “personal” columns of a national daily.

C. Wild.
Rhyl.

[The two letters we published here occasioned many readers’ letters like the above. We thought it funny to let you see how Firestone’s Publicity Department was making much of every driver at Indianapolis having bought Firestone tyres, whereas the impression here might be that Firestone gave tyres free to Indianapolis entrants and got their monopoly that way.

The second letter from Firestone’s Mr. Winter was put in to show that Firestone tyres can also win races against other famous makes of racing tyres in saloon-car races in this country. Moreover, Mr. Winter included a pinch of technical data in his publicity blurb, which made a refreshing contrast to many letters of this kind that we receive.—ED.]

***
Parking concessions
Sir,

You may be interested in the following notice which stands on the counter at Moss Bros., the well-known Covent Garden outfitters:—

“If your car is outside and not at a meter please inform our commissionaire.”

You can draw your own conclusions from this, but it would appear that there may be one parking law for the rich customers of Moss Bros. and another for the poor who shop elsewhere in the district!

Robin N. Thomas.
London, N.W.4