Your December issue, p. 1027: is not "1920" a misprint for "1924"—see p. 163 of "The Vintage Motor Car," by Clutton and Stanford? Surely the front-wheel brakes and 24/70 = 1924?
Kenneth C. McGuffie – Amersham.
[Yes, it would seem so—we quoted from The Lord Mayor's Show—Ed.]
* * * *The beauty of vintage cars
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Cecil [Clutton reports on the Road-performance of Robert Arbuthnot's 2.9-litre Supercharged Alfa-Romeo
Is not often these days that one has the opportunity of testing anything
so exciting as a blown Alfa, so that when Robert Arbuthnot invited me to accompany him on a short business run in his " 2.9 " all other considerations and arrangements were hurriedly swept aside. High...
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Described to the Editor in a recent interview
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RACING NEWS. CLOSE OF THE B.A.R.C. SEASON. AUTUMN BROOKLANDS MEETING.
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100 M.P.H. SHORT HANDICAP.
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THE R.A.C. TOURIST TROPHY RACE
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The Douglas Light Car
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