The Segrave Trophy
The Segrave Trophy is awarded to those with the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ for the outstanding demonstration of skill, courage and initiative in transportation on land, water or in the air.
The trophy is named after Sir Henry Segrave, the pioneering racing driver and first person to hold both the land and water world speed records simultaneously. In 1927 he became the first person to travel at over 200 mph in a land vehicle, setting the record in front of 30,000 onlookers at Daytona Beach in Florida. After increasing the record to 231ph in 1929, he turned his attention to becoming the fastest man on water. In setting a new record of 98mph at Lake Windermere in June 1930, his boat struck a piece of debris and, although Sir Henry was found alive in the water, he succumbed soon afterwards with his injuries. The trophy was commissioned by Lady Segrave in his memory.