The Racing Zborowskis Hardcover – 8 Jun 2002
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The saga of the Zborowskis, father and sons, racing pioneers who both lost their life driving Mercedes.
Top Customer Reviews
I would have appreciated more technical details of the cars Louis Zborowski had buit at Higham.
I was surprised that Clive Gallop wasn't prominent in the text; as chief mechanic, he built the aero-engine monsters.
Mercedes-Benz figures strongly in this book.
Unsurprisingly more space is reserved for his son Lou (described as a person of "captivating liveliness") and the aero-engined Chittys I-III which achieved mythical status at Brooklands. Aero-engines could be purchased comparatively cheaply and Chitty I boasted in excess of 23 litres! Chitty III was described as "quite docile, even in London". The Higham Special was subsequently acquired by the great Welsh racing driver Parry Thomas and would gain the land speed record before killing its pilot at Pendine in 1927. Living close by, I always visit the museum in the Summer where this emotive car may be found- but that is another story!
Sammy Davies describes Lou as driving as his father drove "with all his heart and soul"- and so is this book written.Read more ›