Starting the new year by reading in bed is thoroughly agreeable. Inspired by Terry Pratchett, whose stuff I'm reading, to scribble some stuff down before I forget. One of his essays (possibly more than one) talks about writers as people who have read so much that it starts to overflow; this is - if you like - the overflow from too much reading this morning.
Edward Turner of Triumph, reading about him in Classic and Sportscar, sounds a lot more interesting than I previously released. Used to record bed time stories for his children to listen to when he was away on business. Wrote a paper on the Japanese motorcycle industry after a trip to Japan in the 1960s.
Lead to thinking about British motor industry. Reminded of a comment about the car manufacturers all moving into unused Shadow Factories after the war, should they have invested in purpose built facilities instead? Now I have a mental image of Jaguar, Rootes, etc as giant industrial hermit crabs.