We hear that a f.w.d. Alvis lies in a Gloucestershire breaker’s yard and that a vintage Humber lives in a shed in this county, but is not for sale. Two other vintage Humbers, a 9/20 two-seater and a 14/40 with two-door touring bodywork, are active in Radnorshire. A pre-war Fiat Topolino is decaying in a Nottinghamshire scrapyard. Multicylinder, duplicated journal at the Pre-50 American AC, continues to contain interesting historical data. The Booker Rally takes place again this year, on September 26th at Wycombe Air Park. A rally for pre-1950 Fords, excluding modified, customised or over-painted cars, is scheduled to be held at Shottesbrooke, near Maidenhead, on September 5th.
As a publicity move, Southdown Motor Services have put back into service, on their Brighton-Hove route, Saturdays excepted, a 1929 Leyland open-top ‘bus, which they took out of service in 1950. It has a Brush 51-seater body and a six-cylinder 6.8-litre petrol engine. The crew, ticket-punch and pre-decimal tickets are of correct period and the fare is 5p halfway, 10p single for the full distance. The MoT approves of this pleasing gesture to a more leisurely age.
A 1934/5 Humber Snipe, incidentally the last British car out of France when war was declared, is for sale in Kent. Letters can be forwarded.