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BABS, the reborn racing car: Owen Wyn Owen Lecture



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Welshman Owen Wyn Owen was a mechanical engineer best known for restoring the racing car ‘Babs’, which broke the World Land Speed Record on Pendine Sands, South Wales, in 1926, with John Godfrey Parry-Thomas at the wheel.

Parry-Thomas was killed in 1927, when Babs crashed during another Land Speed Record attempt. The car (which was originally built in 1923 by Count Louis Zborowski) was buried on Pendine Sands; 40 years later it was excavated and restored by Owen Wyn Owen.

This ebook contains photographs of Babs and other racing cars built, restored and raced by both J G Parry-Thomas and Owen Wyn Owen.

The images were used in a presentation to the Gwynedd Engineering Society, following an interview with Owen Wyn Owen in 2009.

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