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The boys' life of Sir Henry Segrave, Unknown Binding – January 1, by Malcolm Campbell (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 5/5(1). Sir Henry Segrave Hardcover – January 1, by Cyril Posthumus (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — Author: Cyril Posthumus. Sir Henry O'Neil de Hane Segrave (22 September – 13 June ) was famous for setting three land speed records and the water speed record. He was the first person to hold both the land and water speed records simultaneously. Henry Segrave was born in , to Nicholas 1st Baron Segrave de Segrave and Maud Matilda Segrave. Henry had 5 siblings: Eleanor la Zouche, John 2nd Baron Segrave Plessis, Peter Segrave, Nicholas Nicholas II Segrave and Simon Segrave.
Segrave, Henry O'Neal de Hane, Sir, -- User lists with this item (1) The Lure of Speed (10 items). With his racing goggles and determined expression, Sir Henry Segrave epitomised a derring-do British hero from another age. But although he was the first racing driver to break the mph barrier. John Segrave, 2nd Baron Segrave (–) was an English commander in the First War of Scottish Independence.. Segrave commanded the English in Battle of Roslin, and the Battle of also was involved with the execution of William Wallace, and was the one who carried his quarters to their destinations in died a wealthy man. We look at the life of Sir Henry Segrave, three times Land Speed Record holder and Water Speed Record holder, born 22nd September and the first person to exceed mph in a car!
About this Item: B.T. Batsford, Biography of the early motor racing pioneer Sir Henry Segrave. 8vo. pp. Dust-wrapper, rubbed to edges. Good condition. Seller Inventory # This is named after Sir Henry Segrave who, in , raised the land-speed record to mph in his 33hp litre Sunbeam Ladybird, on Southport’s Birkdale Sands. At the turn of the 20th century, Southport was a leading venue for motor-racing/5(). Sir Henry Segrave – from the frontispiece of his book “The Lure of Speed” In the first part of the 20th century the Sunbeam marque was one of the most famous in the world. This was due not only to the fine quality of the cars which the company offered for sale but also to Sunbeam’s exploits in the field of motor racing and the world. [For a more complete description of Segrave's life see the book, Sir Henry Segrave by Cyril Posthumus published in London by B.T. Batsford. --LF] Hydroplane History Home Page This page was last revised Thursday, Ap Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.