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Babs was the land speed record car built and driven by John Parry-Thomas. In April 1926, Parry-Thomas used the car to break the land speed record at 171.02 mph (273.6 km/h). During a later record attempt at Pendine Sands, Wales on 3 March 1927, the car went out of control at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The car rolled over and Thomas was partially decapitated. Following the inquest into Thomas's death, Babs seats were slashed, the glass in the dials smashed, and the car was buried in the sand dunes at Pendine.