Sunday, 5 April 2009

The speedy spinster

Two weeks ago, Dulcibella King-Hall heralded her 107th birthday by whizzing round Brands Hatch at 108 mph (90 seconds):



During the last war Miss King-Hall was a military test driver, assessing vehicles commandeered from civilian use.

Asked why she loved the thrill of speed, she reportedly replied: "Why shouldn't I? Don't you like it?

"I have a driving licence. I can drive any vehicle."

She must surely be a relation (perhaps a younger sister?) of the author, dramatist and independent MP Commander Stephen King-Hall, later Lord King-Hall of Headley (1893-1966).

3 comments:

Richard Donkin said...

Has this site gone to sleep?

美利 said...

旁觀自己的悲傷是解脫,主觀自己的悲傷是更加悲傷..................................................

大年初一 said...

任何事都是由一個決心,一顆種子開始。........................................