Articles tagged A. F. Rivers Fletcher

Page 25 of April 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 1949

Club News

We Hear Old-timers will be intrigued to hear that a water-cooled, single-cylinder Girling three-wheeler, believed to have been the first tradesman's van in Plymouth, has landed up on a scrap-heap. It has the friction drive in the rear hub and i.f.s. peculiar to these vehicles and the engine was run not long ago. A reader is contemplating fitting two two-stroke Scott engines in a "12/40" Lea-...

Page 34 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1964

Vintage postbag

"Grasshoppers” Sir, Mr. Widdowson's letter on Austin Seven Grasshoppers is gradually confusing the complete scene! Because of the conflicting reports on the whereabouts of the 11 Grasshoppers, the 750 Motor Club's Austin Seven Register instigated a search. The following are their findings:— AOX 4 First registered April 4th, 1935. Still in existence in Hertfordshire, but fitted with 100E engine...

Page 99 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, December 1981

"MG - Past & Present"

"MG — Past & Present" by Rivers Fletcher. 240 pp. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" (Gentry Books Ltd., 15, Pont Street, London, SW1Y SEll. £9.95). This is a most entertaining and jolly book, all about the MGs with which that well-known motor-racing character, A. F. Rivers Fletcher, who carries his 70 years so remarkably and who bases his intense and undying enthusiasm for racing how it was in pre-war times,...

Page 31 of February 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, February 1936

THE E.R.A. CLUB

THE E.R.A. CLUB Nearly forty people were present including several ladies. The Chair was taken by Mr. A. F. Rivers Fletcher, and it was unanimously decided to form a Club under the name of the E.R.A. Club, its objects being to assist in every possible way E.R.A. Limited, in their endeavours to uphold Britain's prestige in International Motor Racing. The subscription to be „t1 per annum with a...

Page 20 of October 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, October 1946

Club News

We Hear It is good to learn that E.K.H.K. has returned to a practical interest in veterans, having acquired a 1914 Bebe Peugeot from T. A. S. O. Mathieson. Burnham Motors, Burnham, Bucks, have three veteran cars which they wish to dispose of, preferably collectively. These comprise a 1905 single-cylinder De Dion-engined Cupelle with automatic inlet valve, double coil ignition, cooling by water...

Page 20 of September 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, September 1948

Obituary

Obituarr It was with real and heartfelt regret that we learned of the death of " Babe " Barnato, following an operation at a London nursing home, at the age of 53. To all enthusiasts Woolf Barnato, son of " Barney " Barnato, the diamond millionaire, is associated with the Bentley in the hey-day of "the wearing of the green." He made fastest time at Le Mans in 1928 in a 44-litre, partnered by...

Page 17 of February 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 1953

Club news

We hear... The R.A.C. issued a news-paragraph on January 1st headed " Please Do Not Feed the Ponies ! " We thought at first that this was an attack on premium petrol but were relieved to find that what the R.A.C. had in mind is discouraging New Forest fauna from coming out of the forest onto the roads, thus leading to accidents. We stated, on the authority of the British Salmson Owners' Club that...

Page 15 of February 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, February 1956

THE NEW ZEALAND GRAND PRIX

CLUB NEWS NORTH LONDON E.C.C. ANNUAL DINNER AND DANCE (Jan. 6th) This was the most hilarious and successful of these functions so far held. The chair was taken by A. F. Rivers Fletcher, President. Prizes were presented by Mrs. Norman Wisdom. Raymond Mays was to have been guest of honour, but was unable to make it owing to thick fog on the Great North Road, and his place was taken by Ron Flockhart...

Page 21 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, January 1948

Club News

We Hear A reader informs us that a 1921 "40/50" Rolls-Royce tourer has been purchased by a farmer from a garage in Llandudno, in which town a 1922 Rolls-Royce Twenty serves faithfully as a taxi and in which district are the remains of a 1913 "40/50'' and a carefully-used 1924 Twenty this make. Incidentally, our informant says the Castle Three, which last, year we referred to in our report of the...

Page 22 of January 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1949

Club News

We Hear In Somerset an N.P. chassis, with Meadows engine, has come to light. On a derelict Beardmore taxi-chassis we discerned some 815 by 120 tyres, if anyone's veteran is on its rims. F/O Peter Coleby, D.F.C., weighs in with some remarks in defence of the S. F. Edge A.C.s, having owned a 1924 two-seater Anzani-engined model, which his wife drove nearly every day of the week. He refers to it as...

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