August 23, 2006

Today in Automotive History

1922 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang wins Speed Carnival

A 23-litre car named "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" won the first Southsea (England) Speed Carnival in 1922, driven by Count Louis Zborowski at 73.1mph. The name "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" reappeared in Ian Fleming's book about a magical car, and again in the 1968 movie of the same name starring Dick Van Dyke.

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