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Rolls-Royce Landspeed Collection Celebrates The Forgotten Record Holder

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge Landspeed Collection
The year was 1937 when Captain George Eyston's Thunderbolt reached a record land speed of 312 mph, powered by two Rolls-Royce R V12 aero engines. The British racer was not new to the world of racing as two years prior, he had already set new 24-hour and 48-hour endurance speed records held at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. For his outstanding achievements, he was presented with the Segrave Trophy - an award to “British national who demonstrates Outstanding Skill, Courage and Initiative on Land, Water and in the Air”.
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