Monday 11th March 1929
Sir Henry Segrave, driving the 925 hp Napier “Golden Arrow”, designed by Capt. J S Irving, raised the and speed record to 231.446 mph in front of 120,000 at Daytona Beach, Florida, US. Two days later, Lee Bible’s White Triplex crashed and killed a photographer.
Daytona Beach was closed and Segrave was unable to make further runs to achieve the planned higher speeds. Segrave was killed attempting a water speed record the next year. Golden Arrow never ran again.