When anyone talks of “Steering Wheel Gloves” most of us think of those dreadful leopard-skin or woolly pale purple affairs that you see on Ford Consuls, together with Dolly Danglers, rear window stickers, and model dogs on the rear shelf. However, Romac Ltd., have come up with a leather Steering Wheel Glove, that should really be called a Steering Wheel cover. It is made of very soft leather, lined with foam rubber and it is laced tightly to the wheel with a thin leather thong. The result is a wheel like a Grand Prix Lotus, so you can lie back and play at Jim Clark. Fitted over the wooden rim of my E-type jaguar it has proved first class, there being no loss of “feel “and careful fitting ensures no possibility of relative movement between the leather “glove” and the wooden rim, nor does it make the wheel bulky, being very thin leather. It takes about 30 minutes to make a good tidy job of fitting, but is well worth while and can be recommended. It is not in the category of the “Ocelot Wheel Glove that gives that soft relaxed feel,” this this is a serious item. One observer remarked that if you have the sort of wood-rimmed wheel that splinters in an accident, this tightly laced cover would keep the splinters in a tidy package.
It is available in black or brown and in four sizes, for the price of 32s. 6d. from any reasonable “Bolt-on Goodie” shop, or from Romac Industries Limited, The Hyde, Hendon, London, N.W.9.–D. S. J.