Rivers in the tiny, motorcycle-engined BB Special—a size of car that would eventually be banned—at Etores hairpin, Prescott.
Photo: Rivers-Fletcher Archive
Following the demise of motor racing during the Second World War years, there were those enthusiastic individuals, at a very much grassroots level, who championed the cause for a revival of motorsport immediately following the cessation of hostilities. Alec Francis Rivers-Fletcher, known simply as “Rivers,” who once worked under the tutelage of W.O. Bentley himself, was one such enthusiast who throughout his life constantly banged the drum for motor racing. VR’s European Editor, Mike Jiggle, caught up with Jeremy Rivers-Fletcher, the son of “Rivers,” to talk about his father’s life and legacy.
The name “Rivers-Fletcher” seems to be very well known in motor racing circles. Although you’ve been competing in hill-climbs and club circuit events, if I may politely say, you haven’t been particularly successful, so why is the name so well known?
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