Born on this day (29th - April)

Cal Niday

1916 - 1988

Hugh Dibley


Jerry Karl

1941 - 2008

Dale Earnhardt

1957 - 2001

Chad Little


Marcel Albers

1967 - 1992

Ryan Sharp


Died on this day (29th - April)

Baron Pierre de Crawhez

1874 - 1925

Theo Helfrich

1913 - 1978

Bob Akin

1936 - 2002

Rob Walker

1917 - 2002

Chuck Daigh

1923 - 2008

Peter Richard Monkhouse
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29 / 7 / 1912
23 / 4 / 1950

Peter Richard Monkhouse (no relation to George Monkhouse) was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. He started the Monaco Motor and Engineering Co. Ltd. in Watford with Ian Connell in 1935 and co-drove with Connell in ERA R6B in the 1938 Donington GP finishing 8th. He also drove in the XVII RAC International Tourist Trophy finishing 19th with J. R. 'Hamish' Weir in his MG Magnette K3.

DNF at Le Mans in 1946 with Ernest Stapleton in the 2.0L Aston Martin Speed Model.

The 1947 Jersey International Road Race took place on 8th May and was the first significant British post-war motor race, and the first with continental participation.

At the I Coupe des Petites Cylindrées on 6 July 1947 at Reims he came 6th in Hamish Weir's venerable MG K3. He also set the fastest lap at 3m15.8. Then at the Coupe de Lyon on the 29th September he finished 5th again in MG K3 Magnette.

He died in the XXVII Mille Miglia in a Healey Silverstone (D 37). Phillip Wood was driving at the time when he crashed at the same spot as Prince Raimondo Lanzia's Cisitalia. HIs car somersaulted into a field  and Monkhouse sustained severe head injuries. He died in hospital later that afternoon. Wood suffered a broken leg.

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