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Lt.-Col. D. Jarrott , O.B.E.
Many of those who missed Lt.-Colonel Jarrott's talk on September 21 will tune in today with the large number of those who heard it before, for it is well worth hearing again, especially as the speaker himself is coming to the microphone.
If any man was in at the start of motoring, Lt.-Colonel Jarrott was. This famous pioneer and one of the founders of the A.A. (in 1905) began and ended with a record. He put up a record in 1899 when on a motor-tricycle he beat a famous trotting horse that had never been beaten before, and he put up another when he ended his racing career by breaking the world record at Brooklands, doing a speed of 84 miles an hour.
He will speak again of those early days when the trouble was not speed, but getting the car to go at all ; of 1895, when the winner of the Paris-to-Bordeaux race did fourteen miles an hour ; of 1896 when motor-cars were first allowed on the English roads without a man walking ahead with a red flag, and speed was restricted to twelve miles an hour ; and the first motor-tricycle race which he won himself in 1897 ; of the Paris-to-Toulouse race when the winner did forty miles an hour. From beginning to end, his talk is exciting.
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