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Bentley, Walter Owen (1888–1971)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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Walter Owen Bentley (1888–1971) by unknown photographer, 1969 © reserved; collection Science & Society Picture Library; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bentley, Walter Owen (1888–1971), designer and racer of motor cars  

H. G. Pitt

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Bentley, Walter Owen (1888–1971), designer and racer of motor cars, was born on 16 September 1888 at 78 Avenue Road, Hampstead, London, the youngest in the family of six sons and three daughters of Alfred Bentley, retired businessman of London, and his wife, ...

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Albert William Denly (1900–1989) by unknown photographer, 1923 image courtesy of Brooklands Museum Archive

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Denly, Albert William [Bert] (1900–1989), motorcycle racer and motor engineer  

Roger Bird

Denly, Albert William [Bert] (1900–1989), motorcycle racer and motor engineer, was born in Wisley, Surrey, on 1 June 1900, the only son of James Denly (d. 1918), a bricklayer's labourer on the Wisley estate, and his wife, Ellen, née Woolger (1865/6–1920). Aged fourteen he left the local village school to become an apprentice to the butcher in ...

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Edge, Selwyn Francis (1868–1940), motor car entrepreneur and racing driver  

David Thoms

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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Edge, Selwyn Francis (1868–1940)  

Maker: London Stereoscopic Co.

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

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Healey, Donald Mitchell (1898–1988), car designer and rally driver  

Anne Pimlott Baker

Healey, Donald Mitchell (1898–1988), car designer and rally driver, was born on 3 July 1898 in Woodbine Cottage, Perranporth, on the north coast of Cornwall, the elder of the two sons of John Frederick Healey, who ran the village shop, and his wife, ...

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Cover Lambert, Percy Edgar (1880–1913)
Percy Edgar Lambert (1880–1913) by unknown photographer, 1910 © Topical Press Agency / Getty Images

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Lambert, Percy Edgar (1880–1913), motor racing driver and car dealer  

Tom Donnelly

Lambert, Percy Edgar (1880–1913), motor racing driver and car dealer, was born at 9 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London, on 5 October 1880, the third son in the family of at least three sons and three daughters of Charles Lambert (1841/2–1888), a master builder and later house furnisher and picture frame maker, and his wife, ...

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McLaren, Bruce Leslie (1937–1970), motor racing driver and constructor  

P. W. J. Bartrip

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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Cover McLaren, Bruce Leslie (1937–1970)

McLaren, Bruce Leslie (1937–1970)  

Maker: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

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

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Moulton, Alexander Eric [Alex] (1920–2012), engineer and inventor  

Andrew Nahum

Moulton, Alexander Eric [Alex] (1920–2012), engineer and inventor, was born on 9 April 1920 at Rother Place, Stratford upon Avon, the younger son and youngest of three children of Major John Coney Moulton (1886–1926), naturalist and colonial civil servant, and his wife, Beryl Latimer, ...

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Staniland, Christopher Stainbank (1905–1942), test pilot and motor racer  

Roger Bird

Staniland, Christopher Stainbank (1905–1942), test pilot and motor racer, was born at 1 Eton Villas, Fallow Corner, North Finchley, London, on 7 October 1905, the second son of Geoffrey Staniland (d. 1915), solicitor, and his wife, Millicent Ellen Marianne, née Leather (...

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Cover Zborowski, Louis Vorow (1895–1924)
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  

Roger Bird

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, ...