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Louis Zborowski at the wheel of Chitty Bang Bang I, Brooklands

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Louis Zborowski at the wheel of Chitty Bang Bang I, Brooklands, 1922. With a burst tyre after readching a speed of 125mph. Zborowski built three aero-engined cars all called Chitty Bang Bang. Chitty I’s first win was the 100mph Brooklands Short Handicap at a speed of 100.75 mph. By the summer of 1921 Chitty 2 was under construction. Both Chittys ran at the 1921 autumn season at Brooklands. During the Whitsun 1922 Brooklands meeting Chitty 1 achieved her fastest lap of 113.45 mph. The ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bangs’ were immortalised in the famous film ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.

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