12H Lawn Mower Race Pullborough

Derek Bell, not only a five time Le Mans 24H winner

Derek Bell, not only a five time Le Mans 24H winner

Derek Bell, five time Le Mans 24H winner and two time 12H Lawn Mower Race winner is to be reunited with his championship winning lawn mower 30 years after their last win.

In the¬†weekend of 1 August ’09, Derek returns to The Wisborough Green 12 Hour Lawn Mower Race at Northchapel as guest of honour and official starter, to celebrate his three very successful years in lawn mower racing.

Derek teamed up with Sir Stirling Moss in 1978 to win the race with the legendary No7 Lawnbug, they returned in 1979 but they were narrowly beaten. Derek returned again in 1980 using the same mower to win again, but only just. There was high drama in the last 6 minutes of the race, whilst in the lead he lost a wheel but managed to pit, rejoin the race and take the chequered flag as well as overall honours.

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