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Cobb’s Railton stars at British show


British motorsport legend John Cobb’s massive aircraft-engined 1933 Napier Railton (pictured) will be a star of the Race Retro international historic motorsport show at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, England, this weekend

The pre-war racer still holds the ultimate lap record for the Brooklands circuit at 143.44mph (about 228km/h).

The 24-litre silver Railton held 47 world speed records, is capable of 168mph (about 270km/h) and drinks fuel at the rate of five miles per gallon (56.5 litres/100km).

The Historic Grand Prix Cars Association will show the Maserati 250F which Stirling Moss drove to victory in the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix and a 1950 Lago Talbot.

Also on show will be circuit racing, rallying and drag cars and racing motorbikes.

Confirmed cars include a 1959 Ferrari 212, a unique V8-powered Aston Martin DBR1 replica, a Lola T70, and a display of Sports 2000 cars featuring two-seaters built by Lola, Tiga, March and Chevron.

The championship-winning TWR Jaguar XJR-9 sports racer will be there, and Club Alpine Renault will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the sensational Renault 5 Turbo mid-engined rally car.


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