Tony Raynor in Californiakindly sent me a photocopy of Popular Motoring - the ‘In-House’ magazine published monthly by Singer &Co Ltd, for which I am very grateful. Ed.
Popular Motoring Post Bag - October 1934. (Thanks to Tony Raynor)
Reminiscences of Brooklands, 1912. OSTERLEY, MIDDLESEX.
I was very interested to see a photograph of the 1912 record-breaking 3½-h.p. Singer motor-cycle published in your August issue. Without doubt the rider standing alongside is Mr. G. E. Stanley, who had a remarkable series of successes about that time.
There were, however, other Singer bikes careering around the track at the same period. Mr. W. A. Jacobs won the Singer Motor-Cycle Sprint race on 15th June 1912, the writer coming in second, silver cups being presented.
I enclose a photo of the machine I used to ride - very different from the modern mounts, surely? These machines were the 2½-h.p. models, but even in those days would frequently touch 70 m.p.h. (so long as
the belt did not come off!). I have owned three Singer cars, and found them very reliable. Mr. Jacobs has just purchased a Singer Sports Saloon, so it’s a case of “back to the old love again.” J.P. LE GRAND, AMICE., FGS.
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