Reader's Letters March 2017
LETTER FROM WIGAN
LETTER FROM WIGAN
I may have mentioned before of my interest in the British fairgrounds and more recently and specifically the wall of death.
The British Motor Museum is to host a number of brand new and unique motoring shows during 2017. The Museum will also be hosting its popular regular events, shows, and workshops throughout the year including the Classic Virgins Experience Day, Gaydon Festival of Transport, the National Metro & Mini Show and Retro Truck Show.
FORD’S DAGENHAM PLANT TOOK JUST THREE weeks to get back into production following VE Day in May 1945, and by the 21st June the first car rolled off the line; a pre-war design Anglia 8hp.
PETER WESTON - CMM'S popular columnist The Lock Man - has died following a long illness, aged 73.
Peter passed away peacefully at his home in Sutton Coldfield early last month with his wife Eileen and daughters Alison, Lucy and Susan by his side.
He was a devoted husband, father to Alison, Lucy and Susan and grandfather leaving behind his adored grandchildren, Matthew, Ted, Tom and Emilia.
THE SECOND CLASSIC & SPORTS Car Show has been another enormous success, say the organisers, beating last year’s attendance with 15,500 enthusiasts passing through the doors over the course of the three-day Alexandra Palace event.
It is not surprising that Richard Skinner now runs a very successful business, restoring cars and specialising in wheel rebuilding and refurbishment.
YES I HAVE OWNED
I read the article about the Lancia Aprilla (Have You Ever Owned? CMM Issue 332, November). I found one in a field five years ago and dry stored it hoping to one day restore it or possibly let it go to someone who has more time. Over the years I've brought owners manuals and various spare parts.
OLDER READERS MAY REMEMBER the day when they would catch up with a slower car to find it had a notice in the back window “running in please pass”.