Drawing of John Cobb’s World Record Attempt
Groam House Museum
On the 29th September, 1952, a crowd gathered to watch racing driver John Cobb attempt to break the world speed record, this time on water. Cobb had already held the world record for the fastest speed on land three times.
Among the crowd was artist George Bain, sketching at the edge of Loch Ness. Bain was there as Cobb’s specially designed craft, the Crusader, hit a ripple, resulting in the fatal accident for Cobb.