Count Louis Zborowski
(20 February 1895 – 19 October 1924) was a racing driver and automobile engineer.
His father, Count William Eliot Morris Zborowski
(1858–1903) was also a racing driver, and died in a racing crash, in 1903 at La Turbie
Hillclimb in France near Nice
. His mother was a wealthy American heiress
, born Margaret Laura Astor Carey (1853–1911), a granddaughter of William Backhouse Astor, Sr.
of the prominent Astor family
. She had been Madame de Stuers before her divorce and marriage in 1882 to Count Eliot Zborowski.
He lived at Higham Park
, a country estate at Bridge
Zborowski was killed when he hit a tree during the Italian GP
Louis Zborowski's career as an amateur racing driver encompassed a wide experience of marques and events.
He was an early patron of Aston Martin
, and raced for them at Brooklands
and in the 1923 French Grand Prix.
In the 1923 Indianapolis 500
he drove a Bugatti
He drove in the 1923 Italian Grand Prix
in a car designed by American engineer Harry Arminius Miller
, the single seat "American Miller 122".
Louis Zborowski joined the Mercedes
team in 1924 but died in one of their cars, after hitting a tree during the Italian Grand Prix
. He was just 29 years old.
Indy 500 results
Zborowski designed and built four of his own racing cars in the stables at Higham... Read More