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.


The photos on this page are also in the Gallery with more description