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).