My Shuttleworth piece having been well received, may I add what space left out, and say I do know a Locomobile steam car from a Panhard; the first photo was wrongly captioned.
The “aforesaid” 1903 De Dietrich I used to see overtaking slower veterans when I watched pre-war Brighton Runs from the rise by Croydon Aerodrome. It had been in the family for over 27 years and lapped Brooklands’ ‘Mountain’ course at 38.8mph. After working all night on the Panhard, Richard and friend were mistaken for the lift repairmen on returning to the Ritz for breakfast
Hearing of an Arrol-Johnston dogcart in Scotland, Shuttleworth paid £12 for it and drove it the 300 miles home in 23 hours.
His modem racing included the 1932 Tourist Trophy with an Aston Martin, which broke a cam-follower. More anecdotes: Shuttleworth was apparently the only person to whom the Savoy’s head-waiter would serve fish and chips, a favourite dish. As a young child, his shrill voice was heard during a sermon, asking, “Mummy, there is Everett (the Old Warden butler), but where is God?”
When at the pits in one of his long races, Richard said he had to retire because he had remembered that he was due back home to present prizes to the local school children.