Tuesday 24th January 1905
Incredibly, the flying mile world record was broken three different times by three different drivers in a 30-minute period. The standing record of 92.31 mph was broken by Louis Ross in his steampowered racer, the famous Wogglebug, at 94.73 mph. Five minutes later that record was broken by Arthur Macdonald in his Napier 6 with a speed of 104.65 mph. The final—but unofficial—world record for the mile race went to H. L. Bowden, who drove his Mercedes ‘Flying Dutchman’ at 109.76 mph to break the previously set record. That final time was later disallowed because Bowden’s car weighed more than 1,000-kg, a limit set by the Automobile Club de France.