Rivers Fletcher Motor Racing
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15 Poolgate, Upper Tysoe. Warwick. Warwickshire CV35 0TS Tel: 01295 680487
The “Rivers Fletcher Talk and Film Shows” were a part of Motorsport activity throughout the
early post war period. With no television coverage of motor racing, the motor clubs in England
relied on Rivers Fletcher to put on regular shows with films of the Grand Prix in Europe and
talk about what was happening in the world of Formula One.
As TV coverage increased, the need for the shows reduced, but Rivers carried on doing them,
now with a leaning towards his own amateur racing, thus providing an interest for enthusiasts
and their wives/girlfriends. These films now form the basis of a show about Rivers’ life.
Unique footage of family and motorsport life in the 1950-1960 period is shown by Rivers’
younger son Jeremy with explanations and reminiscenses of life 50 years ago.
Rivers’ horrific crash when he rolled his HWM at Prescott, (no roll cage or harnesses in
those days), grand prix, hillclimbs, a young family learning about cars and larking about
with comedian and world movie star Norman Wisdom, all feature in the relaxed evening
show that that he used to present before his death in 1999.
Rivers at home
Checking the oil in his Alvis
The 2.5 litre BRM being built.
In his first Cooper 1100cc
The prototype 2.5 litre BRM
Shelsley Walsh June
How racing used to be!
Rivers tests the V16 BRM
With Sir Alfred Owen,
the BRM Team owner