And the winner is…

First of all thank you to everyone who took part in the first S&G readers’ competition. Hopefully it will not be the last.

The question was to name the three men credited with designing the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 and they were H.P. Folland, John Kenworthy and Major Frank Goodden.

In case of concern, there is method in the madness of such an apparently unrelated question to win a Haynes manual about Ferraris from the 1970s. At present the S&G is a hive of activity while yours truly finishes off the Haynes manual for the S.E.5, which will be available from early next year to mark the centenary of the type.


The correct competition entries have been counted, shuffled, re-shuffled, placed in a hat and jiggled around a bit for good measure. After these preliminaries an independent body (well, the independent fingers of Miss Sonal Patel at least) produced the winner’s name. Step forward please, James Miers – one signed copy of the Ferrari 312T series manual will be heading your way.

James, if you could post a reply on this entry including an email address, I shall contact you directly to get your address and delete the blog reply immediately to maintain privacy.

Thank you once again to everyone for taking part, for visiting the S&G and offering to give a good home to the Ferrari book. If you haven’t seen the growing range of classic aircraft manuals by Haynes, please do feast your eyes on the array to date. The S.E.5 will be the second World War 1 title in the catalogue, following the Sopwith Camel published earlier this year.

Normal service will soon be resumed!


Competition time! Win a signed Ferrari book

The S&G’s recent addition to the Haynes series of manuals for motor sport enthusiasts has been accorded Book of the Month by Classic & Sports Car magazine. As a result, we’re celebrating with the offer of a signed copy of the Ferrari 312T Series and a little competition.

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Sadly, due to the postage costs involved, the prize is only on offer to addresses in the UK or British Forces Based Overseas. However, don’t let that stop you joining in the fun. What we want to know is:


Who were the three men credited with designing the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 fighter? 


Simply enter your answers on the thread below – one answer per person- before midday on Thursday 18 August and all correct entries will be put into a hat. The winner’s name will be posted and we will sort out how to get the book to you privately.

In the meanwhile, the book remains on sale from all good high street retailers and online via the usual suspects.

Have a great weekend one and all, and good luck if entering.