The thoughts and experiences of Editor Tony Haycock over the past two months
Should I happen upon our good readers on my travels, I shall be checking that they are doing their best to live up to these standards and in order to help with this, I will now share with you another of this essential publication’s most helpful sections, this one to do with the purchasing of a motor-car.
“Experts agree that the death of car design occurred somewhere between the last Triumph Vitesse rolling off the production line in 1971 and the publication of J.G. Ballard’s Crash in 1973. After this (with the possible exception of one or two models produced by the Morgan Motor Company), all cars began to resemble tedious household items such as food mixers, hi-fi systems, plastic egg cartons or Hoovers, and as absolutely nothing could induce a gentleman of quality to suffer the indignity of travelling in a domestic appliance, henceforth he would elect to drive almost exclusively in vehicles of vintage origin.
“There is an essential checklist that the motoring gent needs to tick off when selecting a vehicle. This will include questions such as: