Saturday, June 18, 2016

Speed of the Wind

Speed of the Wind was built for and driven by George Eyston.  Powered by a V12 Rolls Royce Kestrel engine it competed in endurance racing.  In 1935 he set a world record for 24 hours averaging 140.52mph.  In 1936 he returned and raised the 24 hour record to 149.096 and then set a record of 136.34 for 48 hours.  The car was destroyed in bombings during World War II.

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