The World Land Speed Record (Part One) by Pete Hagenbuch, former head of Chrysler engine performance. I first became aware of the land speed record in 1947, when I was 15 years old.
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. 1963-1999 covers speeds from 200s through the sound barrier on four wheels.
Related posts to land speed record
47 rows 0183 32 The land speed record or absolute land speed record is the highest speed achieved by a person using a vehicle on land.There 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 F 233 d 233 ration Internationale de l’Automobile..
The official land speed record measured over one mile is 1,227.985 km h 763.035 mi h Mach 1.020 , set by Andy Green UK on 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 1,190.377 km h 739.666 mi h at Edwards .
The North American Eagle project began as nothing more than an idea. That idea was to take a jet fighter, and turn it into the fastest racing machine in history. Together, Ed Shadle and Keith Zanghi founded a project with a goal to go supersonic, and break the World Land Speed Record of 763 MPH..
Land Speed Record. Fascinating facts on the history, heroes and cars of the land speed recordin numbers. View the complete timeline of speed records, or .