Brooklands, 22 December 1913. At the world’s first race track, solely designed for competitive use, the air is thick with pre-Christmas cheer. And there is tension building: a young Briton who goes by the name of “Cupid” blows on his hands, before placing them on the steering wheel of his polished blue Benz 200 hp. It is only a matter of minutes until the young man behind the wheel delivers two new world speed records. From a standing start, Lydston Granville Hornsted completes the half mile at an average speed of 113.8 km/h and the kilometre at 118.8 km/h. This marks the start of a fairytale record-breaking series, for which this vehicle will go down in history.