The two Mestiviers

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Sir,
In reply to Mr Mitchell’s letter (Motor Sport, March 1988), there were indeed. two brothers Mestivier, named Marius and Maurice.

It was Marius who was head of the racing shop, and who was killed at Le Mans in 1925 when he ran off the road while investigating a noise under the scuttle.

Maurice was usually to be seen around the racing cars in the 1920s, although he was not a regular driver in main events. In the 1930s he acquired two of the works Amilcars and raced them extensively up to the war and immediately afterwards. His MCO is now in Serge Pozzoli’s private collection, and he was still alive a few years ago.

DW Peacock, The Amilcar Register, Reigate, Surrey