Obituary – Rex King-Clark MC, MBE

One of the last surviving people to race at Brooklands Track, Rex King-Clark has died, aged 94. He was the oldest member of the BRDC, having been elected in 1936. King-Clark raced an ex-works Singer and a Lombard, switching to an MG J4 in which at Brooklands he claimed a dead-heat in the 1936 Mountain Handicap with the Rapier Special of Roy Eccles. In a distinguished military career he won an MC commanding one of Orde Wingate’s special night squads in Palestine, and flew between postings in his own Miles monoplane, writing about his adventures in his book Free for a blast, which Motor Sport published. His death leaves BRDC president Tony Rolt as the only surviving pre-war member of the club. GC