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Racing driver Raymond Mays was the driving force behind behind Bourne's motor racing industry

Suzanne Moon takes a look at his extraordinary life and work.

It is 100 years since Raymond Mays persuaded his father to buy him a 'Speed Model' Hillman car.

Although resembling Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to modern eyes, with a top speed of 65mph and a price tag of £632 it was the kind of acquisition, a century ago, that marked someone out as having a passion for fast cars.

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