Welcome back another edition of the Thursday Twister, DT’s weekly quiz show where we discuss oddball stuff while trying not to spill our highball. It is late as I’m writing this, so today’s twister topic might be the result of too much single malt scotch (is there really such a thing) but I really want to talk about the Laycock de Normanville electric overdrive. Find the Laycocks. Find all cars with an available electric overdrive.
The first vehicle to use the system created by Captain Edgar J de Normanville and Laycock Product Engineering was the 1949 Standard Vanguard Saloon, a Coventry built sedan that offered the electric overdrive for a £45 upcharge in 1949.
Standard twister rules are as follows:
1. Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your
browser before you post in case someone else has posted since you loaded
the page). Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post — if
you reply to someone elses comment it should be in reference to his
comment and not a new submission.
2. You can post again, but only after someone else posts another car.
3. The contest will end at Sunday, June 7, 4pm PST.
4. One submission per generation of each make/model.
5. Each car must be a running/driving car (no clay model prototypes) and
at least two must have been built of that particular car (no one-offs.) and sold anywhere in the world.
6. No anonymous submissions — pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.