The zigzag road was closed to the public as cars raced up and down several times for the iconic film
It’s a scene that generations of film fans will recall – and one which is replayed in repeat screenings every Christmas.
Five minutes into Ian Flemings’ 1968 classic, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a six second scene shows several vintage racing cars navigating a sharp corner, supposedly taking part in the 1909 British Grand Prix.
According to SurreyLive photographer Grahame Larter, the scene had many local connections, including the cars featuring being manufactured by Byfleet based Alan Mann Racing, organised by Alan Mann, who entered cars in many classic events, such as the Monte Carlo Rally and the 24hr Le Mans. The cars…