Articles tagged Peter Monkhouse

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THE COCKFOSTERS RALLY

THE• COCKFOSTERS RALLY THE sight, sound and smell of motor racing having been denied us for nearly six years, it was not surprising that the Cocicfosters Rally, organised by A. F. Rivers-Fletcher for the enjoyment of motoring enthusiasts, was very well attended on July 14th. The weather was for the most part sunny and very warm, torrential rain obligingly waiting until the demonstration runs were...

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The Ulster Races

The Ulster car races this year were rather a fiasco, through no fault of the energetic and enthusiastic Ulster A.C. During practice "Bira" ran a big-end and his Zoller-E.R.A. had to be rapidly rebuilt by Terry Hill before the race. It was only partially run in, round a local airfield, before the start. Even more unfortunate was Raymond Mays, whose E.R.A. wrecked its 1 1/2-litre engine beyond...

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Gordon Brettell's Pre-war Austin Seven Racing

Gordon Brettell's Pre-war Austin Seven Racing ALTHOUGH the Austin 7 is not raced as much as it was before the war, when it represented almost everyone's first-car and an excellent beginner's competition proposition (apart from which, the factory ran very professional side-valve andtwin-cam racing Austins), there is still much interest in them, and this account of the pre-war competition...

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Personality Parade

A Series of Interviews with Personalities famous in the Realms of Motoring Sport No. 12 — Peter Monkhouse Somebody once gave as his doctrine for success the adage, "Bite off more than you can chew — and chew it." Recently we found it entertaining to observe Peter Monkhouse endeavouring to cope with this paradox. To succeed in smoothly running a sizeable engineering and motor business these days...

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The Final "Rembrandt" Gathering

There is some division of opinion among enthusiasts as to whether the "Rembrandt" series of meetings should be continued indefinitely or whether the existing motor clubs should be left to take over once more the organisation of social gatherings for motorists. There can be no argument, however, concerning the success of the 14th and (provisionally) final gathering, held at the Rembrandt Rooms,...

Page 7 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 1946

More Trials - and other Current Events

West Of England M.C. Spring Trial Some of the hills in this event had-to be cut out as being too difficult, but good fun was had nevertheless. Butler's "Ophelia," Evans's T-M.G., Tolman's and Buncombe's T-M.G.s managed the difficult first section or Little Silver and here Cleave's H.R.G. and Hutchison's V8 Allard got up all the sections. Price (Ford V8) was another who managed it. Then Bishop's...

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The Motor Racing Brains Trust

Rivers-Fletcher and Bill Capon put over a very original form of motoring entertainment at the Rembrandt Hotel on January 31st, when they got five august persons to form themselves into a Brains Trust to handle questions sent in by enthusiasts, with Cecil Clutton to keep the "brains" up to scratch. The Brains Trust on this occasion comprised Peter Monkhouse, Laurence Pomeroy, Peter Berthon, Leslie...

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Shelsley Walsh Review

"Thunder at Shelsley Walsh" - that might well be the title of this review of the first post-war Shelsley, the first International event on the British Calendar since hostilities ceased. The rain was torrential and spoilt any chace of fast times. Nevertheless, the crowd was quite up to pre-war standards; indeed at half-time a line of cars a mile long awaited admittance to the famous Worcestershire...

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The Rootes Group and Competition Motoring

An Interview with Norman Garrad, Competition and Sales Manager of Sunbeam Limited, about the Lessons Learned and the Successes Achieved in Competition Events, with Special Reference to the Arduous Alpine Rally. It is particularly gratifying to find that four of Britain's "Big Five" motor manufacturers enter cars for competitions and consider that to do so pays excellent dividends, both from the...

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Italian Victory in Le Mans 24-Hour Race

Chinetti Brings Lord SeIsdon's 2-litre Ferrari in First at Over 82. m.p.h. Delage and Frazer-Nash Second and Third. Heat Takes Heavy Toll, but Six British Cars Finish. Before the war Le Mans was a household word in British motor-racing circles, as well it might be, with British cars winning this gruelling 24-hour sports-car race outright on six occasions. The Germans did much damage to the famous...

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