I recently heard that the Brooklands Multi Union II has been dismantled, or rather grossly vandalised, to make yet another “reconstruction” Alfa Romeo Type B in the guise of chassis 5003.
Surely it is nothing short of criminal that such an important design, and part of the British motor racing heritage, should be the latest victim of the current trend to build “historic racing cars”!
Imagine the outcry if Victoria Crosses were being melted down to make a “reconstructed” Russian cannon captured at Sevastopol during the Crimean War!
The Multi-union II should be saved for the nation and put on display at the Brooklands Museum when it opens.
On the same subject, does anyone recall whether the car’s “sponsor” Mr Deveraux ever drove the car which Chris Staniland raced exclusively?
JRW Barker, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey