Reg hacks crawl from London to Brighton
Cantankerous 1904 jalopy no match for PARIS team
It's fair to say that by this point I'd began to pray I'd remembered to pay my life insurance policy, as I watched John attempting to simultaneously manage the throttle, advance/retard and gear change levers, while leaving enough hands free to steer clear of Buck House:
In the future, the power of science will certainly make possible a human with the five arms necessary to safely drive the Crestmobile, but if you can get the thing revving nicely and in the right gear, and as long as you're travelling in a straight line, it is actually possible to race past lesser vehicles:
This last contraption is a 1900 steam-driven vehicle very appropriately called a "Locomobile", and, accordingly, driven by an Italian.