George Eyston

George Eyston

GEORGE EYSTON d1979. Captain George E T Eyston MC OBE. British speed pioneer who broke more records than any other driver between 1926-1954. He broke the land-speed record three times between 1937-1939, enjoying a friendly rivalry with John Cobb. He set his fastest mark in the famous "Thunderbolt" car on 16th September 1938 at Utah of 357 mph. In later life he became an engineer / inventor and competitions manager for Castrol Oil. He died in London aged 83 on June 11th 1979.

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George Eyston & Roy Salvadori

Reference Number. 14382C


A lovely original vintage 1955 autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by George Eyston / Reg Parnell and Roy Salvadori

REVERSE of the page signed in red ink by both Michael Christie and Tony Marsh

ROY SALVADORI d2012. British motor-racing driver and manager active between 1952-62, driving for Ferrari / Connaught / Maserati / BRM and Cooper. He participated in 50 Formula 1 World Championship races scoring 19 points and two podium finishes. During his varied career, he also famously won the Le Mans 24 hours in 1959 driving for Aston Martin teamed with Carroll Shelby. After retiring from driving he returned to running his car dealership, but was tempted back to Formula One to manage the Cooper racing team in 1966 and 1967. He died aged 90 in 2012 

REG PARNELL d1964. English F1 driver (1950-54) who participated in seven World Championship Grands Prix with teams including ; Alfa Romeo / BRM and (non works Ferrari / Maserati & Cooper) achieving one podium and scoring a total of nine championship points. He as both a driver and a team manager had a considerable influence on post-war British motorsport until his premature death in 1964. He raced at Brooklands and was banned following an accident with Kay Petre which ended her racing career. Before the war he had bought up racing cars and once the hostilities had ceased he sold them to form the basis of his post-war racing entries. He later raced a whole host of cars before turning to management and taking Aston Martin into Formula 1. He later went on to run the Yeoman Credit Racing Team with the help of his son (Tim) who later raced in Formula 1 himself. He died aged just 52 in 1964 after a routine appendix operation went wrong


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George Eyston

Reference Number. 14010S


An original vintage 1965 index card, clearly signed in ink by George Eyston

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