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George Eyston

Captain George Edward Thomas Eyston was born in1897 and during his racing career established more records than virtually any other driver including breaking the land Speed record three times.

Between 1926 and 1954 Eyston too hundreds of records at Brooklands, Montlhery, Pendine Sands and Bonneville using cars ranging from a 750 c.c. M.G to the 73 litre 4,500 horse power Thunderbolt.

Originally a motor cycle racer before the Great War, he started in cars in 1923 coming 4th in the Brooklands 200 mile race of that year and went on to drive many makes of car including Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Riley although he is possibly best remembered for his M.G.s. On the 1st April 1929 he was awarded his Brooklands 120 m.p.h. badge driving a Bugatti and in 1931 won the B.R.D.C. Gold Star.

On the 30th April 1932, driving a Panhard in a duel with John Cobb’s V-12 Delage during the British Empire Trophy Race he was awarded his Brooklands 130 m.p.h. badge and in 1934 he went on to win the race outright in an M.G.

His last record was in 1954 when he averaged 120.74 m.p.h. for twelve hours in a car which combined an M.G.A. chassis with an unsupercharged modified 1,500 c.c. TF engine.

 

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