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Glen Kidston

Glen Kidston

Deaths Today In Sports History: George Pearson Glen Kidston 1931 - George Pearson Glen Kidston was a record-breaking aviator and motor racing driver from Britain. He was a member of the well known Bentley Boys of the late 1920s, and possibly the wealthiest of that already wealthy set. In April 1931, Glen Kidston completed a record breaking flight from Netheravon to Cape Town, South Africa.[3] He completed the journey in just 6½ days, flying his own specially adapted Lockheed Vega monoplane…

Deaths Today In Sports History: George Pearson Glen Kidston 1931 - George Pearson Glen Kidston was a record-breaking aviator and motor racing driver from Britain. He was a member of the well known Bentley Boys of the late 1920s, and possibly the wealthiest of that already wealthy set. In April 1931, Glen Kidston completed a record breaking flight from Netheravon to Cape Town, South Africa.[3] He completed the journey in just 6½ days, flying his own specially adapted Lockheed Vega monoplane…

1930 Le Mans 24 Hours - 'Bentley Boys' Glen Kidston and Woolf Barnato celebrate victory

1930 Le Mans 24 Hours - 'Bentley Boys' Glen Kidston and Woolf Barnato celebrate victory

Bentley 6 1/2 Litre - This Bentley Le Mans Eight is an exact copy of the Bentley Speed Six which was introduced in 1928 as a more sporting version of the Bentley 6½ Litre. It would become the most-successful racing Bentley, claiming victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1929 and 1930 with Bentley Boys drivers Woolf Barnato, “Tim” Birkin, and Glen Kidston.

Bentley 6 1/2 Litre - This Bentley Le Mans Eight is an exact copy of the Bentley Speed Six which was introduced in 1928 as a more sporting version of the Bentley 6½ Litre. It would become the most-successful racing Bentley, claiming victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1929 and 1930 with Bentley Boys drivers Woolf Barnato, “Tim” Birkin, and Glen Kidston.

Bentley Speed Six  The supercharged 'Blower' Bentleys are more famous, but it was the Speed Six that actually did the business. Woolf Barnato and Tim Birkin won by 70 miles in 1929, and Barnato/Glen Kidston led a one-two a year later. The Speed Six deserves more credit

Bentley Speed Six The supercharged 'Blower' Bentleys are more famous, but it was the Speed Six that actually did the business. Woolf Barnato and Tim Birkin won by 70 miles in 1929, and Barnato/Glen Kidston led a one-two a year later. The Speed Six deserves more credit

, the old Le Mans team of Capt Woolf Barnato and Lt Cr. Glen Kidston ...

, the old Le Mans team of Capt Woolf Barnato and Lt Cr. Glen Kidston ...

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