Land Speed Records (Shire Library) (Paperback)

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Land Speed Records (Shire Library) (Paperback)


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The Land Speed Record is a fascinating story of human endeavor--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 gasoline 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 with Richard Noble. The next race is on for 1000mph with the latest British attempt by Bloundhound SSC.

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.

Don Wales is the grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell CBE, and the nephew of Donald Campbell CBE, who between them broke over 21 World Land and Water Speed Records. Don has continued the family business in his own small way, breaking the World Record for a Steam Car, the UK Electric Car Record, and the Guinness World Record for a ride on a lawnmower. He lives in the UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9781784422547
ISBN-10: 1784422541
Publisher: Shire Publications
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2018
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Shire Library