6 December 2011
With regards to the identification of the car shown in your October issue, page 63. I am able to tell you the glass fibre body was produced by Martin coachworks, which was situated behind the Rose pub in Bearsted, Kent.

The building of my own Martin special took place between 1957 (when I was 17) and 1959. The body was fitted to a strengthened 1947 Ford van chassis.

The enclosed photograph was taken at Aylesford paper mill where the group of lads, including myself (second from left), worked as apprentice maintenance engineers. The Norton Dominator on the left was brand new, and the motorcycle on the right a Triumph Speed Twin.

Tony Hayward Rochester, Kent

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