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The Land Speed Record 1920-1929 by R.M. Clarke

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Published by Brooklands Books .
Written in English


  • Car racing,
  • Transportation / Automotive / General,
  • Automotive - General,
  • Transportation,
  • Automotive

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11998776M
ISBN 101855205149
ISBN 109781855205147

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This book is a collection of news and magazine releases from when the likes of Campbell, Seacrest, Arfons, Breedlove, and others were breaking the important land speed record. covers speeds from s through the sound barrier on four wheels. The evolution is awesome/5.   The Land Speed Record - This portfolio of reports tells how the Land Speed Record criss-crossed the Atlantic during the s. And, how fearless drivers such as Milton, Guinness, Thomas, Eldridge, Campbell, Keech, Lockhart and Segrave pushed it up over mph in evocatively named machines like Babs, Blue Bird, Black Hawk, Golden. Buy The Land Speed Record, (Brooklands Books Road Test Series) by R.M. Clarke (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). The Land Speed Record [email protected] Facebook page opens in new window Instagram page opens in new window Mail page opens in new window. [email protected] Brooklandsbooks. Home; Shop; About Us; Search: Search.

The Land Speed record R.M Clarke: Compile by R.M Clarke. ED Brooklands books. in English. x cover flexible. pages: The Land Speed Record R.M Clarke: Portfolio of Brookland motor books. In English. x Flexible Couv. pages: The Land Speed Record R.M Clarke: Portfolio of Brookland motor books. Land Speed Record. Fascinating facts on the history, heroes and cars of the land speed record in numbers. View the complete timeline of speed records, or view pages for individual cars by following the links below. The New Challengers. Bloodhound LSR. Aussie Invader 5R. The Record . The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a person using a vehicle on is no single body for validation and regulation; in practice the Category C ("Special Vehicles") flying start regulations are used, officiated by regional or national organizations under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The official land-speed record (measured over one mile) is 1, km/h ( mi/h) (Mach ), set by Andy Green (UK) on 15 October in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, in Thrust SSC.. Although Thrust SSC is the first car to break the sound barrier, it is alleged that Budweiser Rocket Car, driven by Stan Barrett (US), reached a speed of 1, km/h ( mi/h) at Edwards.

  As of , there are only four records in the AMA record books that have stood longer than Burt Munro’s year-old class record, The cc S-AF class record . ThrustSSC, which has held the land speed record since 15 October VeloX3, the former world's fastest human-powered vehicle. By type of vehicle. Category Speed (km/h) Speed (mph) Vehicle Operator Date Certifier References Land speed record: 1, ThrustSSC: Andy Green: 15 Oct FIA.   That history is laid out in great detail in Quest for Speed: The Epic Saga of Record-Breaking on Land, written and illustrated by Barry John and published by Evro Publishing in October. John, based in Kent, is a retired former graphic designer who has had a fascination with record-breaking on land ever since his teenage years. Bob and Bill Summers along with crew chief James Crosby are the American hot rodders who recaptured the land speed record in and held it for 45 years. This is the full story of their epic achievement and how the car was later resurrected from ruin to assure their well deserved place in land speed .