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Quest For Speed

The Epic Saga of Record-Breaking On Land Author: John, Barry Code: 59701 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 184 pages Publisher: EVRO PUBLISHING Published date: 01/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

As Land Speed Record historian David Tremayne states in his foreword, This is a wonderful book that celebrates passion. In a remarkable first book, Barry John has celebrated his life-long passion for the quest for speed by writing, illustrating and designing this fascinating history of record-breaking on land. Along with his informed and ......


Parry Thomas

The First Driver to be Killed in Pursuit of the Land Speed Record Author: Tours, Hugh Code: 56970 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 216 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 02/10/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

John Godfrey Parry Thomas - J.G Thomas - was by any standards an extraordinary man, in both life and in his tragic death. From a conventional upbringing as the son of the curate of Rhosddu in Wales in 1884, he became a prominent figure in the developing world of high-speed motor car racing and design. He became the chief engineer at Leyland ......


Ultimate Speed

The Fast Life and Extreme Cars of Racing Legend Craig Breedlove Author: Hawley, Samuel Code: 51829 Price: AU $44.59 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS Published date: 02/10/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

In the 120-year history of land speed racing, no name looms larger than that of Craig Breedlove. An L.A. hot rodder with a high school education, a family to support and almost no money, he set out in the late 1950s to do something big with his life and break the speed record. The car he designed was not powered by an internal combustion engine ......


Land Speed Records

Author: Wales, Don Code: 50384 Price: AU $14.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Published date: 02/03/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This is a brief, illustrated history of the 120 years of the Land Speed Record, the steam, electric, jet and rocket vehicles that have broken new barriers, and the brave men who drove them. The Land Speed Record is a fascinating story of human endeavour - of man and machine battling time to be the fastest. Since 1898 many have dreamed of being ......

Donald Campbell - 300+ A Speed Odyssey

Author: de Lara, David Code: 47587 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Published date: 03/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Donald Campbell was born into the world of record-breaking, as the only son of the legendary Sir Malcolm Campbell, famous in the inter-war years as the ultimate record breaker with nine land and four water speed records. This richly illustrated book provides a unique insight into the life of Donald Campbell, a brave and intense man obsessed ......


Bluebird CN7

Author: Donald Stevens Code: 38329 Price: AU $55.50 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 31/05/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Records the development, construction and operation of the last wheel-driven land speed record breaking car that the UK produced, and tells how the tragic demise of Donald Campbell prevented it from reaching its full potential. A unique account of a legendary feat of engineering.

How Long a Mile Donald Campbell DVD

Author: MOTOR MUSEUM FILM LIBRARY Code: 33085 Price: AU $39.95 Format: DVD / 28 mins Publisher: DEMAND MEDIA LIMITED Published date: 01/08/2014 Availability: Sold Out
Donald Campbell’s own story of his finest achievement, both land and water world records in the same year. This award winning documentary is Donald Campbell’s own film about his attempts to break both world land and water speed records in the same year. The film captures the highs and lows and the bravery of donald in his determination to ......

The Unobtainable: A Story of Blue

Author: David Maurice De Lara Code: 33064 Price: AU $129.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: WAZZO BLEW PRODUCTIONS Published date: 17/07/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The British are Coming: A Look at British Record Breaking & the People

Author: Mike Varndell Code: 24951 Price: AU $119.95 Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: TRANSPORT BOOKMAN PUBLICATIONS Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Sold Out
A pictorial record of the British drivers who have chased the World Land Speed Record and World Water Speed Record from J G Parry Thomas and Captain (later Sir) Malcolm Campbell to Wing Commander Andy Green, from the 1920s to the 21st century and from 170 mph (273.5 km/h) to Mach 1.4, the target for Bloodhound SSC, the next British challenger for ......

Speed Duel - The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties

Author: Samuel Hawley Code: 23482 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 360 pages Publisher: GARDNERS BOOKS Published date: 01/10/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The quest for the land speed record in the 1960s and epic rivalry between two dynamic American drivers, Art Arfons and Craig Breedlove. Both graduated from the California hot rod movement, Breedlove competing on the dry lakes and Arfons as a drag racer. Until the 1950s, the land speed record (LSR) was held by a series of European gentlemen ......

The World's Fastest Indian - Burt Munro - A Scrapbook of His Life

Author: Roger Donaldson Code: 30923 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE NEW ZEALAND Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Sold Out
This book reveals the real Burt Munro - the man behind the movie. Roger Donaldson has been studying Burt Munro for many years. He made a documentary on him back in 1971, called 'Offerings to the God of Speed', as well as the international hit "The World's Fastest Indian' in 2005. During research for both films, he collected lots of material ......

The Fast Set (Paperback)

Author: Charles Jennings Code: 17354 Price: AU $28.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: AMAZON Published date: 01/07/2005 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The 1920s and 1930s saw giant cars fitted with World War I aero engines travelling ever faster in pursuit of the World Land Speed Record. This book tells the story of three of them, fearless Henry Segrave, the unique Malcolm Campbell and the taciturn recluse, John Cobb. Here is the story of their struggle with fear, rivalry, a nation's ......

Burt Munro - Indian Legend of Speed

Author: George Begg Code: 16653 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: BROOKLANDS Published date: 01/07/2002 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Burt Munro was an amazing character who developed a 1920 Indian scout motorcycle until it achieved 183.586 mph (295.39 km/h) on the Bonneville salt flats in 1967. Burt was an extremely eccentric man and a driven one, but with tons of natural charm. His escapades on and off two wheels make a story that is almost impossible to put down. Just when ......

Land Speed Record, 1940-1962

Author: Clarke, R. M. Code: 39597 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 140 pages Publisher: BROOKLANDS Published date: 01/08/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This portfolio of reports tells how the Land Speed Record was raised from 369 mph to 394 mph by John Cobb in the Railton Mobil Special. Also featured are record attempts by Donald Campbell in Bluebird, Mickey Thompson in Challenger I, Craig Breedlove in 'Spirit of America', and much more. Expert comments by David Tremayne.

Land Speed Record, 1898-1919

Author: Clarke, R. M. Code: 39524 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 140 pages Publisher: BROOKLANDS Published date: 01/05/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
This portfolio of reports tells how the first Land Speed Record of 39.24 mph was set in 1898 by Count de Chasseloup-Laubat in an electric Jeantaud. And how, by 1919 the record had been officially pushed up to 124.10 mph by the likes of Jenatzy, Rolls, Vanderbilt, Serpollet, Ford, Rigolly, Marriott, Oldfield, Duray, Hornsted and other courageous ......

The Landspeed Record 1926-1939

As chronicled in the UK motoring press Author: Transport Source Books Code: 52034 Price: AU $24.97 (was AU $49.95) Format: Paperback Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Sold Out

A fascinating collection of reprints from the best UK weekly motoring magazines covering both the cars and the record-breaking attempts. Also includes four retrospective stories covering:

  • John Cobbs three successful land speed record attempts
  • Bluebirds Glory Boy; Sir Malcolm Campbell
  • BABS; the ......
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