Lionel's 15th Birthday Present to Ron
This is Lionel Van Praag's reply to a schoolboy who wanted to know everything about the Hudson. Although the letter itself is undated, it was posted from Essendon on 27th April 1965, coincidentally the addressee's 15th birthday. Apart from being a study in brevity, the letter provides an expert insight into the handling qualities of the Hudson. One significant feature of the letter is Lionel's signature, which provides irrefutable evidence that THE world authority on the subject wrote his name with a capital "V".