So please tell
your cartoonists that my job depends on their continued excellent work.
A DIFFERENCE OF
This is not intended to call John Bentley to task; he is a tribute to the world
of motor sports. But did somebody goof, or is there a difference of opinion
extant between the engineering division and technical publication department of
the Triumph TR2 (SI, Aug. 29)?
A newsletter from
the importers of the Triumph, dated August 1955, describes modifications to the
Le Mans cars which included SU H6 carbs and disc brakes but not even a whisper
concerning a seven-gear overdrive transmission. The special factory supplement
relative to the Laycoek de Normanville overdrive states clearly, "No
provision is made for overdriving any gear other than top gear, nor is it
FRANK J. SALKOSKI
Fort Pierce, Fla.
?Up to July of
this year the Lay-cock de Normanville overdrive available for the TR2 was
designed for use only off the top gear. However, the works car test-driven by
John Bentley was equipped with the overdrive described in SI, which last month
became available on production models.—ED.
I DID IT
Thanks for that interesting do-it-yourself article on "How To Climb The
Matter-horn." I was so impressed that one week after I bought the July 25
issue I did do it myself.
LT. THOMAS P. MCKENNA, USA
In your August 29 issue, some unkind person must have upset the checkerboard. I
notice in your column, OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD, under "checkers"
that Mr. Tinsley won by a 3-0 score in a 40-game match, with 35 games ending in
draws. What happened to the other two games? Am I in your king row?
JOHN A. FERGUSON
? SI's king row
remains unthreatened. With Tinsley leading by three games and with only two
games to go, the match was closed since Hellman could not possibly win.—ED.
What percentage would a marksman have to score on a minimum of 500 registered
targets to be given a Grand American Handicap of only 19 feet as SI stated in
its Sept. 5 issue? Perhaps I could make it at next year's Grand!
EDWIN E. ALSMAN
?At any rate Mr.
Alsman is a more successful judge of distance than SI's myopic reporter, who
meant to say 19 yards.—ED.
Today was a turning point in my golf!