The RH&DR was the culmination of the
dreams of two men; Captain J. E. P.
Howey — a sometimes racing driver,
millionaire land owner, former Army
Officer and miniature railway afficionado
and Count Louis Zborowski — eminently
well-known racing driver of his day
(famous for owning and racing the Chitty
Bang Bang Mercedes) and considerably
richer, even, than Howey.