Land speed record by Peter J. R. Holthusen

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Statementby Peter J.R. Holthusen.
SeriesA Foulis motoring book
LC ClassificationsGV1030
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Pagination223p.,(24)p. of plates :
Number of Pages223
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Open LibraryOL22279231M
ISBN 100854294996

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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.

47 rows  The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved. The current holder of the Outright World Land Speed Record is ThrustSSC, a twin turbofan jet-powered car which achieved mph - km/h - over one mile in October This was the first supersonic record as it broke the sound barrier at Mach Bonneville Land Speed Records These are the certified car and motorcycle records as of Speed Week and will be reflected in the Southern California Timing Association rule book.

Bonneville (Click). Land Speed Grand Championship Coming soon AMA Bonneville Supplemental Regulations. All the current National records are listed in the back section (chapter 13) of the AMA rule book. If there is not a record listed for a particular class, that record is considered available.

For a printed copy of the AMA rules please contact us at. The quest for the land speed record in the s and the epic rivalry between two dynamic American drivers, Art Arfons and Craig Breedlove.

"Interesting and complexThe best job I've seen done on the subject so far." -- Craig Breedlove/5(87). 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 record book speed racing history.

A beautiful collectors art book telling the history of the Land Speed Record and in particular records achieved by British drivers with internal combustion engine powered, wheel driven cars. For the book, Historic Car Art has brought together 28 new and unseen artworks by eleven leading motorsport artists to celebrate the visual impact of these.

Jessi Combs was trying to become the fastest woman on earth, and she died in the attempt on August 27 at the wheel of a North American Eagle land-speed-record vehicle on a dry lake bed in Oregon. 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/5(6). On land, the speed record registered by a rider on a meter flying start speed trial was km/h ( mph) by the Canadian Sam Whittingham riding the Varna Tempest, a streamliner recumbent bicycle in at Battle Mountain, Nevada.

His record has been surpassed by km/h by Sebastiaan Bowier of the Netherlands in setting the. An average speed across both runs of mph (1, km/h) – and an emphatic new world land-speed record. The two huge booms that rang out over the site during Andy’s outward and return run sent his crew into spontaneous cheers – though because he was actually inside the vehicle that caused those sonic booms, he couldn’t hear Author: Rob Dimery.

became Ormond Beach’s most famous land speed record. The incredible speed of mph held for four years, a remarkable achievement in a speed age where records sometimes fell within the hour. This record confirmed the reputation of Ormond-Daytona as the first proving ground for both auto racers and manufacturers.

Find Your Car Classification for Bonneville Posted on Ap J Author [email protected] 1 Comment In spite of the misconception that you can just throw anything together and run it on the Bonneville Salt Flats there is a plan in effect to allow vehicles to safely run the race course in a safe and orderly manner.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Composition Notebook: Funny Christmas Land Speed Record Snow Sledding Christmas Journal/Notebook Blank Lined Ruled 6x9. In the world of motorsports, the one record that has proven the toughest to break is the motorcycle land speed record.

Don Vesco rode a streamlined motorcycle to a record-breaking speed of miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Some records are made to be broken/5.

All of ’em. Today, of course, overhead cam engines are the standard by which all are judged but, giving a nod to history, the land speed racing sanctioning bodies maintain separate records for pushrod engine vehicles. While the class records are almost universally lower than the overhead cammers, the competition is every bit as intense.

In doing research for SPEED DUEL: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties and ULTIMATE SPEED: The Fast Life and Extreme Cars of Racing Legends Craig Breedlove, I recorded more interviews and collected more photos, audio from the s, old LSR films and other things than could possibly fit in a book.

Rather than hoard all this great stuff, I've posted. InBurt Munro made his seventh trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats. The record he set at that event was not the first land speed record he established at Bonneville; in Author: Gary Ilminen. Dry Lakes Racers Australia. 11, likes 81 talking about this.

The DLRA is the offical organisation for Land Speed Racing in AustraliaFollowers: 12K. Bonneville Records are set on a long and short course system. Long course system, vehicles over mph, is a 5 mile track (2 miles to get up to speed, then three one mile timed segments).

Short Course system, vehicles under mph, is a 3 mile track (2 miles to. The car that featured the L supercharged Rolls Royce airplane engine producing + horsepower managed to reach the elusive mph mark. With a land speed record you use two runs, and the combined average of those runs is what becomes the record.

Campbell’s two run average was mph. KSP v Single stage, nonstop trip to Eve and back: World first stock, unrefueled SSTK from Eve. - Duration: Bradley Whistanceviews.

Setting the record in with W.K. Vanderbuilt at the controls at Daytona Beach. Driving the wheels was a four speed transmission, chain drive.

Gordon-Brillie Built explicitly for land speed racing. 1st vehicle to set record over mph at mph. Powered by a in-line 4 cylinder, 13, cc's with bhp. While the single engine, two-wheel-drive Speed Demon has been as fast as mph with a cid small-block, it has never had the reliability to back up the record or two-way average.

So, Poteet/Duttweiler have a new weapon – a cid big-block Chevy that produces hp at just 35 pounds of boost (much more available if needed).Followers: K. To honor racer Jessi Combs's goal of setting the world land-speed record for women, the North American Eagle land-speed racing team has submitted one of Combs's last runs to the Guinness Book of World Records to claim the title of fastest woman on the planet.

Photo: Project Speed. Sitting just inches behind a modified Land Rover SVR, Denise Mueller of San Diego, California, set a new women’s bicycle land speed record at miles per hour on Saturday.

He set the Class F land speed record on the salt flats of Utah in He won more than 40 percent of the races he entered, including 16 Grand Prix.

He said he felt like he had lost his page. General: The SCTA-BNI Land Speed events are governed by the SCTA Rulebook and the El Mirage Procedures.

The SCTA Rulebook contains general competition requirements, technical specifications, definitions, and vehicle class descriptions for both event locations. This author was about seven months old on Novemthe day Americans Bob and Bill Summers took the piston-powered, wheel-driven land speed record from Englishman Donald Campbell's : Rob Kinnan.

Celebrating a triumph for British engineering excellence and teamwork. JCB Dieselmax streamliner set and still holds the Land Speed Record for diesel-powered cars, achieving a stunning mph ( kph).

The diesel engine from the company's backhoe loader was to be the heart of the Bonneville streamliner; small wonder, then, that the world gasped when. Speed Demon Book - Landspeed Media Full coverage of the Speed Demon's extraordinary history and performance record, the unfortunate crash and subsequent construction of the all new Speed Demon II.

The new car build is covered in exacting photographic detail so readers can see and understand every component of this amazing landspeed racing car.

Bloodhound LSR is a UK-based project aiming to break the world land speed record using the most advanced straight-line racing car ever built. At the time the record was set it was known that the customer cars were electronically limited to km/h ( mph).

Guinness Book of Records (which had listed speeds by British cars with modified rev limiter as production car records in the s) listed the unlimited km/h ( mph) as production car speed record. Mueller-Korenek had previously set the women's speed record on a bike, with a mark of mph in For that effort, Holbrook was at.

Bonneville & Land Speed Record Sanctioning Bodies Posted on Ap August 3, Author [email protected] Every racing endeavor has sanctioning bodies over them to establish order through the use of rules, design guidelines, licensing requirements and so on.

Land-speed trials are all about going faster than anyone has gone before on a mile-long course over perfectly level terrain at Bonneville Salt Flats. Classes are determined by engine displacement, modification levels and various degrees of streamlining, and encompass everything from small-displacement racers to high-powered, custom-built streamliners made for the sole.

To honor racer Jessi Combs’s goal of setting the world land-speed record for women, the North American Eagle land-speed racing team has submitted one of Combs’s last runs to the Guinness Book of World Records to claim the title of fastest woman on the planet. The team, led by North American Eagle Crew Chief Les Holm, announced the submission Author: Daniel Strohl.

InBobby Isaac and his K&K crew took their #71 Dodge Charger Daytona and set a couple dozen land speed records at Bonneville. A few years later, that very car was sold for a mere $25,   Back inLee Breedlove set the women's land speed record on Utah’s Salt Lake Flats with an average speed of mph ( km/h) over four runs.

That record stood for 48 years until. With a speed of mph (55cu inch class) Burt broke his first record on the Salt Flats in ; in he set a new National Speed Record with mph (61 cu inch class) and in with 68 years of age, he broke his final US record with mph.

mph – the highest speed ever measured by any timing apparatus at.Rocky Robinson, three time and current motorcycle world land speed record holder, Chris Carr, AMA Dirt Track Champion and two time land speed record holder, and Sam Wheeler, fastest rider on two wheels inwill meet head to head at the fastest wheel driven speed event on earth.

Streamliners are the ultimate all-out-speed vehicle, unburdened by production profiles or pesky stock wheel placement. We present to you the long and short of land-speed racing's fastest class Author: Elana Scherr.

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