There was something unique in Pierre Marechal’s make-up which appealed to everyone. His exploits at the wheel of his “Speed Six” Bentley in the post-war competition world have often been recorded in these pages, and his more recent successes driving one of Peter Clark’s H.R.G.s are fresh in our minds. The inclusion of Pierre Marechal in the works team of Aston-Martins making its debut at Le Mans was indicative of the high opinion of his driving held in knowledgeable circles.
That he should be taken from us at the early age of 33 is a bitter blow, slightly softened by the certain knowledge that he died in the way he would have wished.
To his widow and small son we extend our sincerest sympathy.
H J. Ripley
It is with deep regret that we record the passing of H. J. Ripley, who for many years drove Rileys in competition events and who, of recent times, ran the business of Ripco Ltd. in the West End and handled the Ripford in trials. Never a fit man, Ripley always wore a cheerful countenance and took an active interest in the Sport; he died soon after bringing his Riley to the pits in the G.P. des Frontieres.