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Ernest Eldridge

Ernest Arthur Douglas Eldridge (18 July 1897 – 27 October 1937) was a British racing car driver who broke the world land speed record in 1924. [1]

48 relations: Altoona, Pennsylvania, Amilcar, Anzani, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Austin 7, Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry, Bibendum, Brentford, British Red Cross, Brooklands, Car, Cecil Kimber, Chrysler, Douglas Hawkes, Edgware, Fiat A.12, Fiat Automobiles, George Eyston, Grand Prix motor racing, Hampstead, Harrow School, Harry Miller (auto racing), Hotchkiss et Cie, Indianapolis 500, Isotta Fraschini, Jarvis of Wimbledon, Kensington, Knights Hospitaller, Land speed record, Louis Zborowski, Magic Midget, Malcolm Campbell, Maybach, Mephistofeles (car), MG Cars, Middlesex, Panhard, Pneumonia, Powerplus supercharger, Ratier, Rockingham Park, Rolls-Royce Limited, Sopwith Gnu, Speed of the Wind, Stag Lane Aerodrome, Supercharger, World War I, 1926 Indianapolis 500.

Altoona, Pennsylvania

Altoona is a city in central Pennsylvania Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Amilcar

The Amilcar was a French automobile manufactured from 1921 to 1940.

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Anzani

Anzani was an engine manufacturer founded by the Italian Alessandro Anzani (1877–1956), which produced proprietary engines for aircraft, cars, boats, and motorcycles in factories in Britain, France and Italy.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, known for its casinos, boardwalk and beach.

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Austin 7

The Austin 7 is an economy car that was produced from 1922 until 1939 in the United Kingdom by Austin.

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Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry

Autodrome de Montlhéry (established 4 October 1924) is a motor racing circuit, officially called L’autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry, located south-west of the small town of Montlhéry about thirty kilometres south of Paris.

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Bibendum

Bibendum, commonly referred to as the Michelin Man, is the symbol of the Michelin tire company.

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Brentford

Brentford is a town in west London, England and part of the London Borough of Hounslow, at the confluence of the River Brent and the Thames, west-by-southwest of Charing Cross.

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British Red Cross

The British Red Cross Society is the United Kingdom branch of the worldwide impartial humanitarian organisation the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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Brooklands

Brooklands was a motor racing circuit and aerodrome built near Weybridge in Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

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Car

A car is a wheeled, self-powered motor vehicle used for transportation.

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Cecil Kimber

Cecil Kimber (1888-1945) was an automobile engineer, most famous for his role in being the driving force behind the MG car company.

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Chrysler

Chrysler, officially FCA US LLC, is an American automobile manufacturer headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan and owned by holding company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, headquartered in London, U.K. Chrysler is one of the "Big Three" American automobile manufacturers.

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Douglas Hawkes

Wallace Douglas Hawkes (11 September 1893 – 2 August 1974) was a British motor car designer, businessman and racing driver.

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Edgware

Edgware is a district of north London, in the London Borough of Barnet.

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Fiat A.12

The Fiat A.12 was a six-cylinder liquid-cooled in-line engine with a bore of 160 mm and a stroke of 180 mm, giving a capacity of just under 22 liters, with variants producing between 245 and 300 horsepower at 1,700 rpm.

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Fiat Automobiles

FIAT (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) is an Italian automaker which produces Fiat branded cars, and is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles through its subsidiary FCA Italy S.p.A.., the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy.

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George Eyston

Captain George Edward Thomas Eyston MC OBE (28 June 1897 – 11 June 1979) was a British racing and land speed record car driver in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Grand Prix motor racing

Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894.

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Hampstead

Hampstead, commonly known as Hampstead Village, is an area of London, England, north-west of Charing Cross.

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Harrow School

Harrow School, commonly referred to as "Harrow", is an English independent school for boys situated in the town of Harrow, in north-west London.

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Harry Miller (auto racing)

Harold Arminius Miller (December 9, 1875 – May 3, 1943), commonly called Harry, was an American race car designer and builder who was most active in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Hotchkiss et Cie

Société Anonyme des Anciens Etablissements Hotchkiss et Cie was a French arms and, in the 20th century, automobile manufacturer first established by United States gunsmith Benjamin B. Hotchkiss.

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Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini is an Italian brand historically known for the production of cars which were among the most luxurious and prestigious ever built as well as trucks, and engines for marine and aviation use.

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Jarvis of Wimbledon

Jarvis & Sons Limited were South London-based motor dealers for Morris and MG, and latterly coachworks providing special bodies for various car chassis until after World War II.

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Kensington

Kensington is a district within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London.

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Knights Hospitaller

The Order of the Knights of Saint John, also known as Order of Saint John, Order of Hospitallers, Knights Hospitaller, and the Hospitallers, were among the most famous of the Roman Catholic military orders during the Middle Ages.

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Land speed record

The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a person using a vehicle on land.

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Louis Zborowski

Count Louis Vorow Zborowski (20 February 1895 – 19 October 1924) was an English racing driver and automobile engineer.

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Magic Midget

The Magic Midgets were a number of record-breaking 750cc "midget" MG cars of the 1930s.

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Malcolm Campbell

Sir Malcolm Campbell (11 March 1885 – 31 December 1948) was an English racing motorist and motoring journalist. He gained the world speed record on land and on water at various times during the 1920s and 1930s using vehicles called ''Blue Bird'', including a 1921 Grand Prix Sunbeam. His son, Donald Campbell, carried on the family tradition by holding both land speed and water speed records.

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Maybach

Maybach Motorenbau was a German car manufacturer.

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Mephistofeles (car)

The FIAT Mefistofele (sometimes known simply as Mefistofele) is a one-off racing car created by Sir Ernest A.D. Eldridge by combining a Fiat racing car and aeroplane engine in 1923.

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MG Cars

MG is a British automotive marque registered by the defunct MG Car Company Limited,The M.G. Car Company Limited, incorporated 21 July 1930.

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Middlesex

Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) was a county in southeast England, that is now mostly part of Greater London, with small sections in neighbouring counties.

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Panhard

Panhard is a French manufacturer of light tactical and military vehicles.

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli.

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Powerplus supercharger

The Powerplus is a design of supercharger that was used to boost the performance of car engines in the 1930s.

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Ratier

Ratier-Figeac is an aircraft components manufacturer in Montrouge, France.

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Rockingham Park

Rockingham Park is a horse racing establishment in Salem, New Hampshire, in the United States.

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Rolls-Royce Limited

Rolls-Royce Limited is a renowned British car-manufacturing and, later, aero-engine manufacturing company founded by Charles Stewart Rolls and Sir Frederick Henry Royce on 15 March 1906 as the result of a partnership formed in 1904.

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Sopwith Gnu

The Sopwith Gnu was a 1910s British touring biplane designed and built by the Sopwith Aviation Company of Kingston-upon-Thames.

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Speed of the Wind

Speed of the Wind was a record-breaking car of the 1930s, built for and driven by Captain George Eyston.

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Stag Lane Aerodrome

Stag Lane Aerodrome was a private aerodrome between 1915 and 1933 located in Edgware, London, UK.

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Supercharger

A supercharger is an air compressor that increases the pressure or density of air supplied to an internal combustion engine.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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1926 Indianapolis 500

The 14th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, May 31, 1926.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Eldridge

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