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Louis Zborowski

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Count Louis Zborowski (20 February 1895 – 19 October 1924) was a racing driver and automobile engineer the only son of Count William Eliot Morris Zborowski

He lived at Higham Park, a country estate at Bridge near Canterbury in Kent.

Louis Zborowski's career as an amateur racing driver encompassed a wide experience of marques and events.

He was an early patron of Aston Martin, and raced for them at Brooklands and in the 1923 French Grand Prix.

In the 1923 Indianapolis 500 he drove a Bugatti.

He drove in the 1923 Italian Grand Prix at Monza in a car designed by American engineer Harry Arminius Miller, the single seat "American Miller 122".

Louis Zborowski joined the Mercedes team in 1924 but died in one of their cars, after hitting a tree during the Italian Grand Prix. He was just 29 years old.

2006 Bio notes.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Brooklands Society Gazette Vol 31. No 1. 2006