Classic Car Catalogue

Derby 1933





  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
France 28.05.1933 Circuit of Orleans       50 Grand   →1100 8th
Motor Sport May 1933

After weeks of preparation, the Derby Special, as it is now called, was taken out by Mrs. Stewart on April 5th for an attack on the 1 mile flying start record in Class E, previously standing to the credit of the same car (but before its modifications at the Derby factory) at a speed of 136.26 m.p.h. The car proved to be in great form, and succeeded in setting up a new record in 26.11 seconds, at a speed of 137.85 m.p.h., and this has now been officially confirmed by the I.A.R.A.C.
Derby 1933 Special; Speed record, Mrs. Steward.
Mrs. Steward and the Derby Special before going out to attack the 1 mile flying start record.