The Editor has a scavenger complex and harbours in warm, dry places things like bits of Kaiser War aeroplane engines, mechanical oddments from extinct racing cars (he uses a valve from a 1914 G.P. Opel as a paperweight and the propeller from a 1918 Sopwith Salamander TF2 armoured single-seater Scout adorns his study), crankshafts from unusual engines, and so on.
If any reader is about to throw...
The 19-100 hp Austro-Daimler was a comparatively rare sports car so far as this country was concerned; one writer has described it as "the most forgotten of the successful teams to compete at Ards (in the TT)". Yet it merits a firm place in sports car history, being a most effective vintage model with a fine pedigree, for was not the pre-Kaiser War overhead-camshaft, 5.7-litre Prince Henry Austro...
The 1914 GP Opels
I was interested to read your article on Mavrogordato's 1914 GP Opel. It would certainly appear that the only anachronisms are the ignition system, the Ni-gas, and the road wheels, as you point out, but I rather think that the steering wheel should have a celluloid-covered rim like ours, which seems to check-out with contemporary photographs. To my mind the car would be,...
SHENSTONE & D.C.C. FIRST EVENING TRIAL (August 26th)
SPORTS CARS: J. H. Leigh (Frazer-Nash).
TRIALS CARS: L. Tracey (Dellow).
ORDINARY CARS: J. Tregenza (Bradford).
LAGONDA C.C. THAME RALLY (September 27th)
1. F. Defty (4 1/2-litre L.G.45R.)
2. Major Armitage (2-litre), J. S. Speller (2-litre).
1. R. H. Marks (A.C.).
2. R. Russel (Talbot).
3. Mrs. M....