106yr-old fast car-freak granny smashes race track record

March 26th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI  

London, March 26 (ANI): A 106-year-old woman, who was one of the test drivers for the British army during the Second World War, has become the oldest person to complete a lap at the Brands Hatch Racing Circuit in Kent, England.

Dulcibella King-Hall was driven in a new BMW M3 at a top speed of 108mph.

Carers at Dulci’s nursing home arranged for her to complete three laps of the course as a passenger as an early present for her 107th birthday this Saturday.

After the woman had completed three laps, she wanted one more.

“It could have been faster,” Sky News quoted her as saying.

Dulci’s love of fast cars is attributed to her job as a test driver during WW-II, and also to the thrill that speed gives her.

She said: “I like the feeling of the vehicle going vroom.”

This is not the first time that Dulci’s birthday treat has involved fast cars, for a social events co-ordinator from her care home, Lena Akers, organised a trip in a Porsche for her 100th celebrations, and later a drive in a Rolls Royce when she turned 105.

However, this year Lena felt she needed to “up the ante”.

She said: “What she’s really after this time is a chance to go that bit faster than ever before, 100mph or more. She won’t be happy with anything less.” (ANI)

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