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.
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