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 the fastest on earth, first with electric, then steam, then with petrol, moving forward to the jet car, and into the present and future with rocket power. The glory years of the record are studded with iconic names such as Malcolm and Donald Campbell, John Cobb, George Eyston, and more recently Richard Noble. The next race is on for 1000mph with the latest British attempt by Bloundhound SSC.
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Publication date: 02/03/2018
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 210mm X 149mm
The Beginning / The Race to 150mph / The British Are Coming / The Last Wheel-Driven Records / The Jet Age / The Sound Barrier / Towards 1000mph / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index