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Selwyn Francis Edge (1868–1940) by London Stereoscopic Co. © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edge, Selwyn Francis (1868–1940), motor car entrepreneur and racing driver, was born in Concord, Sydney, New South Wales, on 29 March 1868, the son of Alexander Ernest Edge and his wife, Annie Charlotte Sharp. In 1871 he was taken to Britain, where he attended ...

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Bruce Leslie McLaren (1937–1970) by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, 1965 © Rainer Schlegelmilch; Getty Images

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McLaren, Bruce Leslie (1937–1970), motor racing driver and constructor, was born at Remuera, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, on 30 August 1937, the second of the three children of Leslie McLaren (1902–1985), garage proprietor, and his wife, Ruth, née Caundle (1906–2004). One sister was seven years his senior, the other ten years his junior. He grew up in ...

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Louis Vorow Zborowski (1895–1924) by unknown photographer, 1922 [at the wheel of Chitty-Bang-Bang I] © National Motor Museum / Heritage Images

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Zborowski, Louis Vorow (1895–1924), motor racing driver and creator of aero-engined cars, was born at 4 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair, London, on 20 February 1895, the only surviving son (an elder son had died in infancy) of (William) Elliott Morris Zborowski (1855–1903) and his wife, ...