Land Speed Records
Author(s): Don Wales
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.