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05/12/2018 WSM 405 goes to WSM . .

The instigator of the fastest WSM to date, Geoff Hill has parted with WSM 405. The K series-engined car ordered in 2011 and the first of the Spridgets equipped with anything but the ubiquitous A series, is now in the hands of William Scott Murdoch.

05/08/2018 Jim McManus . .

The 'M' in WSM passed away on Sunday peacefully with family. Jim joined Douglas in 1963 when they opened the Healey Centre in Swiss Cottage, and the expansion of the Leighton Buzzard-based business heralded a busy time for the duo. Within a couple of years they outgrew the London site and relocated all WSM construction back to Bedfordshire. A popular figure at Rockingham in 2001 and subsequent WSM re-unions and gatherings with wife Peggy, he will be missed. The funeral takes place at 2.30pm on Friday 17th August at St Nicholas Church, Cranleigh, Surrey.

27/01/2018 Cairns Calling . .

The power of the internet ! A previous owner of WSM 205 got in touch from Australia, having left Kent in the early 1970's for Cairns. He recently unearthed pictures of 205 which prompted a trawl on the net for the car he owned between 1967-69. Stephen Porter competed in hill climbs and sprints, and had a Twin Cam MGA at the same time. He lived in Goudhurst, which happens to be a mile or two from the school AW-S attended at the same time . .

05/01/2018 Woburn Winner . .

Courtesy of Colin Scrivener, a picture from circa 1965 at Woburn Park. DW-S receives a pot from the WD & HO Wills representative who was presenting awards at the Inter-Club Hill climb that the SODC organised. Neither of us can ID anyone else from the picture, taken by a Leighton Buzzard Observer broadsheet photographer . .

01/01/2018 WSM 202 & Happy New Year . .

Happy New Year all. WSM 202 has gone to a new home in Switzerland with Peter Kappeler. The car joins the 1947 Fiat 1100s MM which Peter drove with Renato Sutter on the California Mille in 2017 . .