Land Speed Records by Don WalesLand Speed Records by Don Wales

Land Speed Records

byDon Wales

Paperback | March 20, 2018

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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...
Title:Land Speed RecordsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.27 × 5.87 × 0.68 inPublished:March 20, 2018Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1784422541

ISBN - 13:9781784422547

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Table of Contents

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