Gaydon focuses on record breakers

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A new exhibition at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon will focus on Motoring Record Breakers. Starting on 11 February and running until September, the expo promises "the best of motoring record breakers including some of the fastest British cars, the slowest, smallest, most economical and the more wacky".

Among the exhibits will be the Sunbeam 1000hp, the first car ever to set a land speed record of over 200mph when Henry Sergrave ran it up to 203.79mph at Daytona Beach in 1927, and the steam car Inspiration, which holds the land speed record for a steam car.

Inspiration set a speed of 139.843mph in 2009, finally besting the 127.66mph that Fred Marriott achieved in the Stanley Rocket at Ormond Beach, USA more than 100 years earlier!

Tim Bryan, head of collections at the Heritage Motor Centre said: “Our Motoring Record Breakers exhibition is an exciting collection of amazing vehicles which we are thrilled to be exhibiting. Featuring an eclectic mix of vehicles – some of the giants, and minnows, of motoring history – the exhibition will bring them to life with both adult and child-friendly interpretation.”

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