Whilst not wishing to decry the achievements of Cosworth and Hewland, highlighted in your article on the Indianapolis 500 in your July issue, I would not like the efforts of our Racing Division to, go unnoticed. In the last six years they have been successful in equipping the winning car at Indianapolis with our Lockheed brakes and Borg & Beck clutch. Indeed, in 1977 the first three cars were so equipped.
I endorse your comments concerning the Chancellor of the Exchequer and trust he will take notice of British companies’ achievements in’ motorsport around the world. All too often these days the British motor industry’s achievements arc criticised. Rarely do we read of their successes.
Leamington Spa JOHN T. PANKS
Chief Executive Automotive Products Ltd.