'Babs'

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Land speed record attempts by J.G. Parry Thomas at Pendine Sands with his car ' Babs'.

The story of land speed record attempts by J.G. Parry Thomas at Pendine Sands near Llanelli with his famous car ' Babs'. His first attempt in 1926 set a new world land speed record though a later attempt at Pendine to regain the record led to his death.
From: Wales and the History of the World ; Firsts
First broadcast : 03 March 2010

Teachers' notes

Age Group : 9-11

Subject : History

Topic : Twentieth century world

Keywords : Transport, Pendine, Land-speed record, J.G.Parry Thomas

Notes : Clip use in history; transport unit. Clip use in science; forces unit(speed). For further study, see Babs - World Land Speed Record.


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