Saturday 15th February 1913
Driving a 25 hp, 4.5 litre ‘Invincible Talbot’ at Brooklands, Percy Lambert became the first man to exceed 100 miles in one hour, covering 103.84 miles. There is a film of his exploits at the Brooklands Museum which was made on that day. Percy Lambert’s record was a huge publicity coup for Clement Talbot, and generated much public interest. He achieved it in a car with a fairly standard chassis and an engine of only 4.5 litres displacement, whereas the only other attempts on the record that had come close were in monster racing cars of 9.1 and 15 litres. He was tragically killed some time later in a further attempt at speed records.