Young Lord Selsdon, his best friend Lord Waren, bought a V12 Lagonda and jaunted across Europe in the summer of 1939 on the eve of all out war across the continent.
They drove across Europe to take part in the Le Mans due to take place on the 17th and 18th June, they weren’t prepared at all. The two men used the drive from Britain to France to test out the brand new car, they took turns driving and made it to Circuit de la Sarthe in time to enter the notorious endurance race, competing against some of the greatest racers of the era driving Bugattis, Aston Martins, BMWs, Delahayes, Delages, Mercedes and Morgans.
They placed 4th, and it was their first ever pro race
found on http://silodrome.com/selsdon-v12-lagonda-waren/