Wheels writer’s vehicle knowledge needs sharpening up

I enjoy your motoring section, but this week Alyn Edwards (Classic Rides) has not run a tight ship.

I enjoy your motoring section, but this week Alyn Edwards (Classic Rides) has not run a tight ship.

Concerning the Deutsches Museum he spells Alfa Romeo incorrectly, as Alpha Romeo. In the Ford special he writes “nearly unique” when unique means singular, being one of a kind, having no like or equal or parallel, which means something is either unique or not unique and cannot be nearly unique.

Also, he describes the Horch as a leather-lined road car, when what he meant to convey was that the top was leather-lined.

It might have been nice to mention that the Protos, which crossed the line first in the great Paris-New York race of 1908, was in fact subsequently being restored right here on Vancouver Island. I saw it myself in the restoration shop a few years ago.

H.U.P. Edwards

North Saanich

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