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Land Speed Records

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156517060
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Land Speed Records

Author : Don Wales
ISBN : 9781784422530
Genre : Transportation
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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 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, Henry Segrave, John Cobb, George Eyston, and more recently Craig Breedlove and Richard Noble. The next race is on for 1,000mph with the latest British attempt by Bloodhound SSC. In this colourfully illustrated introduction, using many photographs from the Motoring Picture Library at Beaulieu, Malcolm Campbell's grandson tells of the brave drivers and powerful machines that have propelled themselves into the record books.
Category: Transportation

Flat Out

Author : Rocky Robinson
ISBN : 0760331634
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The author tells how he broke the one of the most challenging records in the world, the motorcycle land speed record.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Fastest Motorcycles On Earth

Author : Tom Murphy
ISBN : 1884313175
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This new book traces man's ongoing attempts to build the fastest motorcycle on earth. From the very beginning, men and machines have been pitting themselves against the forces of nature to lay claim to the elusive title, on country roads, and later on the beaches at Daytona. In modern times, these pioneers have flocked to vast, dry lake beds in the deserts to methodically probe the limits of power, aerodynamics, mechanical reliability, and traction, ever pushing upward the absolute maximum speed at which a motorcycle can operate. Come along as Tom Murphy leads a historic tour of this exotic sport, introducing us to Denis Manning, Don Vesco, George Smith, Leo Payne, and many others who built or drove record bikes. Murphy takes us to the autobahns of Germany, El Mirage Dry Lake in southern California, Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, and Lake Gairdner in Australia, where the vast empty spaces make natural test beds for today's high-speed runs. He shows us the innovative hardware conjured up by both backyard mechanics and heavily funded factory teams. And, he describes the number one enemy of speed--air drag--as well as how speed-hungry racers have dealt with it over the years. He even shows how much it costs to field a competitive machine--and it ain't cheap. It's all here, with dozens of rare archive pictures showing the people and machines that have set the world records and made history along the way.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Bluebird Cn7

Author : Donald Stevens
ISBN : 9781845842802
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book records the development, construction and operation of the last wheel-driven land speed record breaking car that the UK produced, and shows how the tragic demise of Donald Campbell prevented it from reaching its full potential. It is also the personal story of one of the design team, how he became involved, and his incredible experiences in doing so. With many previously unpublished photographs, drawings, and illustrations, this is a unique account of a legendary feat of engineering.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

I Like To Party And By Party I Mean Land Speed Records

Author : Land Speed Records Publishing
ISBN : 9798623438645
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A 120-page Land Speed Records Journal that features: 120 wide-ruled lined pages 6 x 9 inches in size smooth white-color paper a black matte-finish cover The (I Like To Party And By Party I Mean Land Speed Records) journal can be used however you wish. This Land Speed Records journal makes a wonderful present!

Land Speed Record Breakers

Author : Richard L. Knudson
ISBN : 0822504383
Genre : Automobiles, Racing
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Relates the adventures of drivers who have sought to break the record for the fastest known speed for a car driven on land.
Category: Automobiles, Racing

The World Water Speed Record

Author : Roy Calley
ISBN : 1445637863
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The first comprehensive and definitive history of the quest for one of the world's most dangerous records.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Parry Thomas

Author : Hugh Tours
ISBN : 1526759225
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John Godfrey Parry Thomas - J.G Thomas - was by any standards an extraordinary man, in both life and in his tragic death. From a conventional upbringing as the son of the curate of Rhosddu in Wales, having been born in April 1884, he became a prominent figure in the developing world of high-speed motor car racing and design. In time, Thomas became the chief engineer at Leyland Motors, a company whose main products were commercial vehicles. But J.G. Thomas was more interested in swifter vehicles and in 1920, along with his assistant Reid Railton, he designed the Leyland Eight, a luxury car which bristled with novel features, such as torsion springs, anti-roll bars and vacuum-assisted brakes. It was the experience of driving this car around the race track at Brooklands that persuaded Thomas to give up his career with Leyland to become a full-time motor-racing driver and engineer. With the Leyland Eight, Thomas achieved some success, winning thirty-eight races in five seasons and setting numerous records, including the ten mile record at 114.84 mph, and, in 1924, a new lap record of 132.5 mph at Montlhéry. Thomas continued to develop ever-faster cars and eventually he turned his attention to the land speed record. He acquired the 27-litre Liberty engine powered Higham 'Special' and, after remodelling it and renaming it Babs, he achieved a speed of more than 170 mph at Pendine Sands, Wales, on 28 April 1926. In so doing, he broke Colin Campbell's record by almost 20 mph. The following year, Campbell retook the record, which drove Thomas to attempt to regain his title, once again at Pendine Sands. Sadly, on 3 March 1927, Babs crashed, and Thomas was killed. Thomas was buried at Byfleet in Surrey, whilst Babs was interred in the dunes at Pendine Sands.

The World S Fastest Place

Author : Alexandra Lier
ISBN : 3868286136
Genre : Art, American
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The passionate culture of speed record chasers, set in the amazing landscape of the Utah salt flats
Category: Art, American

Modern Speed Record Superstars

Author : Ross Robert Olney
ISBN : 0396080723
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles six people who have set speed records on land, on water, and in the air.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bonneville Salt Flats

Author : "Landspeed" Louise Ann Noeth
ISBN : 9781439671573
Genre : Transportation
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Astronaut John Glenn used Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats as a landmark from space, but on Earth, amateur motorsports devotees have used the blistering hot, flat land as a speed laboratory for more than a century. On August 22, 1949, the hot rodders joined the pageant of power with their handcrafted cars, trucks, and motorcycles for a one-time event but never stopped coming back, trying to go faster every run down the multi-mile course. All came looking for the answer to the same question: "How fast will it go?" Those efforts have made them the fastest people on the planet, reaching speeds in excess of 500 miles per hour. On the salt, people find the limits of their courage, learn what daring greatly is all about, and realize why a Bonneville Salt Flats speed record is an internationally respected pedigree. People who race on the salt flats become a family bound together by speed--a powerful force that erases ethnic, economic, political, and religious barriers. They are land speed racers. And this is their story.
Category: Transportation

Power And Speed

Author : Frederick Ernest Dean
ISBN : WISC:89089677918
Genre : Diesel motor
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Category: Diesel motor

Guinness Book Of World Records 1991

Author : Donald McFarlan
ISBN : 0553289543
Genre : Curiosities and wonders
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The one and only Guinness.
Category: Curiosities and wonders

Pacific Oil World

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105001206171
Genre : Petroleum
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Category: Petroleum

New Scientist

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019916490
Genre : Science
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Category: Science