race plane company started as Granville Brothers Aircraft Repair in
1927 and changed to the Granville Bros. in 1929 to develop their
After the success of their Model Z, the company
changed again as the Granville Aircraft Corp (1932) building their
most famous aircraft, the Super Sportster R which captured the world
land plane record of 296.3 mph on September 3, 1932.
The company went bankrupt in 1934.
The five Granville brothers were Edward, Mark,
Robert, Thomas and Zantford.