Ladies and gentleman (Drum roll, please), just in case you missed it the first time around, for your unbridled pleasure we bring you our old favourite; the one, the only, the very dead; Felice “The Pirate” Bonetto !
Trevor Taylor was born in Sheffield in 1936. His father Raymond had been in the building trade before WWII and had become good friends with Stan Watson, a well known turner in the North of England.
Born in Buenos Aires to a wealthy family, Carlos Alberto Menditéguy was a naturally gifted sportsman. And it wasn't that he was just good at one or two sports, he excelled at everything he turned his hand to. Take golf for instance. He had a bet with a friend that he could take up golf and become a scratch player within a year. He did it within nine months! He was a top soccer player while at college and excelled at tennis, billiards, fencing, racquetball, squash, shooting and boxing.
It says something of his popularity and charisma that, despite not being in the absolute top-flight of drivers, Piers Courage seems to have been better, and much more fondly, remembered than so many of his contemporaries. An Old-Etonian and an heir to the Courage brewery fortune, Piers was not only familiar to the public as a Grand Prix driver.
Archie was something of an eccentric 'mad inventor'. An instinctive and intuitive engineer who’d found himself employment at the Royal Enfield weapons factory at the end of WW2. In his spare time Archie had designed a Grand Prix car, as you do. Completely! Engine, gearbox, chassis, the lot. Read on!