Thursday 25th May @ 2:30PM @ Haslemere Museum
[£5.00 plus £1.00 booking fee per ticket (no booking fee for Haslemere Hall Full Members)] Buy tickets online or [box office: 01428 642 161]
Anniversary Talk: The Real Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang – Count Louis Zborowski and Motor Racing in the Early Twentieth Century with Jock Gardner
What most know of Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang is the film and later musical or, possibly, the Ian Fleming book which inspired them. Less known is that the car of the title existed or rather several versions of it did. Their origins lay with Count Louis Zborowski, a larger-than-life character of the early 20th century. Fabulously rich and obsessed with motor racing he was an enthusiastic constructor and driver at the beginnings of motor racing in Britain and Europe, a very different activity from the contemporary activity. This talk, by Jock Gardner, will bring to life the man, his cars and early motor sport.
Saturday 24th February @ 3:00pm & 7:30pm
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