Count Louis Zborowski
After purchasing a Bughatti, he joined the four strong team, but the cars were not as competitive as hoped. But over practice and eventually qualifying, he would achieve a fifth place starting position. Sadly for Zborowski, and his team, the cars were not reliable, and his race ended on lap 41 with a broken con rod.
As was with the time, a racing accident would claim the life of Zborowski at Monza after crashing and colliding with a tree in 1924. His legacy lived on, inspired by the cars built and raced by Zborowski, Ian Fleming would later use the names and designs his his book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Robson had his first visit to the Speedway in 1939, but failed to qualify for the race, but did relieve Harry McGuinn. Returning in 1940, Robson qualified in 23rd, finishing in 18th, retiring on lap 67, 1941 did not fair better either, qualified in 16th, again retirement forced him out of the race in 25th, after 66 laps. But after the break for the Second World War, the reopened speedway saw Robson take victory after starting 15th, would go on to take victory driving an Adams, driving on at racing speed passed the chequered flag for a couple of laps, because he did not know what to say having won the race. Robson won $42,350 for his efforts.
Sadly he would not return to the Speedway to defend his title, Robson was killed in an accident at Lakewood Speedway later that year.
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Part Two - Eldridge, Crawford & Jakes
Part Three - Duff, Wilson & Jakes
Part Four - Moss, Ward & Legge
Part Five - Jenkins, Mansell & Lloyd
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Part Six - Resta, Stewart & Hawksworth
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