As a great admirer of the work of restorers Crosthwaite & Gardiner, I read with much interest GC’s recent article about this company. They said that Jenks used to visit them but came less often when they began to make new things. Perhaps he felt that this was fine when no existing original historic car had survived, but that several copies, however accurate, can be a bit much. It seems unlikely that the Royal Family would welcome replicas of the barouche used by Queen Victoria, in which Her Majesty the Queen rode at the Trooping of the Colour. Some may feel the same about vintage and historic motor cars.