Articles tagged John Whalley

Page 76 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, September 1988

Fifteen Montes!

Having heard that Ralph Stokes accompanied Bill Bengry on the recent Pirelli Classic Marathon at the age of 81, in Bill's Ford Cortina which was second in the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon Rally, I called at Ralph's house in Malvern (where the great locomotive engineer Stephen Ballard was bom in 1805) to talk about his life in rallying. It would fill a book! Space decrees that we concentrate mainly...

Page 100 of December 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, December 1997

Obituary

Ralph Stokes Ralph Stokes, the enthusiastic Monte Carlo competitor, has died at the age of 90. His competition career began on motorcycles in the 1920s, notably with a Brough Superior SS100 which he rode at Shelsley Walsh and elsewhere, to an HRD Black Shadow in 1948. Introduced to the Monte Carlo Rally by John Whalley, he drove in 15 of them, often in quite modest cars, like the Ford Ten tourer...

Page 13 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1947

Reports of Recent Events

N.W. London M.C. Lawrence Cup Trial Those who expected this oft-postponed event to flop because of summer conditions got the surprise of their lives at Bagshot Heath on the day selected. Torrential rain fell much of the time and between sections Potter's passenger wisely erected her umbrella above the AlIard. Red Roads wasn't too difficult, but failed some of the smaller cars. Len Parker used the...

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