Articles tagged Peter Monkhouse

Page 7 of May 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 1943

The second Motor-Racing Brains Trust

The second Motor-Racing Brains Trust went off successfully at the Rembrandt Rooms on March 28th, and every credit is due to Messrs. Capon, Rivers-Fletcher and Peter Clark for organising it. The 150 tickets which were available were all sold, and everybody who is anybody in our world who could attend did so. At the luncheon preceding the brains session, Capt. A. W. Philips was in the chair. Rivers...

Page 18 of July 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, July 1946

Bugatti Owners' Club Prescott Hill Climb

Notes Whitehead, driving bareheaded, his E.R.A. with part of its radiator blanked off, and with 4.75 x 18-in, twin rear tyres, made f.t.d. in 47.75 sec. Yates's Maserati used 5.00 x 18-in. twin rear wheels and had a Bugatti steering wheel. A wide variety of cars ran, from E.R.A.s to streamline Alfa-Romeo saloon, unstreamlined Bugatti saloon and a drophead Invicta. Monro's 4 1/2-litre "Red...

Page 11 of March 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, March 1945

TWELFTH "REMBRANDT"

TWELFTH "REMBRANDT" AMMIER extremely successful enthusiasts' gathering happened, thanks to A. F. Rivers-Fletcher and his wife, at the Rembrandt Hotel on e February 11th, some 150 persons attending the lunch and the "To Start You Talking "feature. E. C. Gordon England was in the chair, and he reminded us what good fun motor racing was, and suggested that, quite apart from national prestige,...

Page 22 of March 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1948

The Sixteenth "Rembrandt"

Formerly A.F. Rivers Fletcher organised his "Rembrandt" meetings on behalf of motoring enthusiasts stricken by the war : on February 14th he organised another of these gatherings, for motoring enthusiasts staggered by the Peace. It took the form of a buffet-lunch and a most enjoyable Brains Trust with Rodney Walkerley as Question-Master and "brains" composed of Peter Monkhouse, Cecil Clutton,...

Page 20 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1947

Club News

We Hear F. P. Thornpson is getting good service from a 1925 Austin "Heavy Twelve-Four" and considers that the more stolid vintage cars should receive their meed of praise. He would exchange a rather rusty model T Ford for Austin spares and knows of bits and pieces for 1913 G.W.K., Overland, Chrysler, Buick and other cars. A 2-cylinder Renault in reasonable condition is apparently for disposal...

Page 15 of July 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, July 1945

RUMBLINGS

RUMBLINGS Our remarks last month about the need for an inexpensi ve, reliable small sports car have borne a little fruit. F. J. Hambling has a Austerity rather intriguing design for a people's Sports Car car, which is expected to perform well enough with a normal touring engine, such as an Austin, Morris or Ford Eight: or Ten, to put it in the sports car category. This is something quite separate...

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Gerard's rebuilt E.R.A. fastest at Prescott

 Wonderful runs by the Cooper 1,000.   Class records beaten by Cooper and Whincop After the International Shesley Walsh Hill-Climb was over, many of the cars that had been there wended their way to Prescott,  where the Bugatti Owners' Club ran one of their perfectly-conducted meetings on the Sunday, in all the friendly atmosphere of one of their smaller events. On the preceding night people...

Page 18 of September 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1943

Club news

750 Club The 750 Club held its monthly meeting for members and non-members at the "Chez August," in Compton Street, on August 7th. There was a smaller attendance than usual, only 16 persons sitting down to lunch, and for the first time no members of the fair sex were present. Private owners just predominated over the Trade, both amateur and professional. Everyone talked with gusto, and many lines...

Page 16 of May 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, May 1948

What does it cost ?

R.R Mountford analyses the expenses which A.F. Rivers Fletcher incurred during a season's sprint motoring last year with his unblown M.G. Magnette.   That motor racing is an expensive business is a generally accepted fact. Few people have published accurate figures of what it really does cost, while those who have, notably H.R.H. Prince Chula, have referred to full-scale Continental racing....

Page 75 of June 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, June 2002

Businesslike performer

He may not have looked like a racing driver, but Leslie Johnson's performances improved as he reached higher echelons, as Bill Boddy explains Leslie G Johnson (LGJ) had a garage business in North London and became well known for a notably successful competition career. He began serious participation, as so many did, in club trials of the pre-WWII period: he contested the 1934 MCC Land's End and...

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