The late Luis Fontes

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We regret to announce that Luis Fontes has been killed while flying on active service with Air Transport Auxiliary. He had an opportunity in 1935 which is of the sort about which enthusiasts dream—that of handling the ex-Brian Lewis “2.3” Alfa-Romeo in the International Trophy Race, when his own M.G. was not ready in time. He carried No. 13 and showed his great driving ability by winning the race with this difficult car. He was third in the I.O.M. Mannin Moar and second at Phoenix Park in 1935 with this car, and also won the Limerick Race. He drove a 4½-litre Lagonda to victory with Hindmarsh at Le Mans. He then disappeared from racing and later flew a Comper Swift in a number of air races.