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30/06/2014 350hp Sunbeam update
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09/05/2014 Blue Flame update
21/03/2014 National Motor Museum
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21/03/2014 Challenger II update
16/03/2014 Burt Munroe update
25/01/2014 BABS update
29/11/2014 Breaking the Sound Barrier
29/11/2013 Women LSR Drivers
29/11/2013 Alvord Desert
29/11/2013 SMI Motivator
29/11/2013 Kitty O'Neil
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28/11/2013 Betty Skelton
28/11/2013 Cyclops
28/11/2013 Lee Breedlove
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21/11/2013 Joan Newton Cuneo
18/11/2013 Green Monster
14/11/2013 Lee Taylor
14/11/2013 Baker Electric Torpedoes
01/10/2013 John Cobb update
12/09/2013 Donald Campbell update
30/07/2013 Malcolm Campbell update
30/07/2013 Pendine Sands update
30/07/2013 SaltBurn
30/07/2103 1927 Bluebird
30/07/2013 1928 Bluebird
18/07/2013 Ralph De Plama
18/07/2013 Charles E Nearburg
18/07/2013 Fred H Marriott
18/07/2013 Stanely Rocket
18/07/2013 Daytona Beach update
18/07/2013 Lee Bible
18/07/2013 Spirit of Seventy Six
22/06/2013 Ford 999
12/06/2106 Craig Breedlove
05/06/2013 Walt Arfons
12/04/2013 LSR Books
12/04/2013 Where are they now?
02/02/2013 Ormond Beach
01/02/2013 Russell Wright
01/02/2013 Bob Burns
01/02/2013 Tram Road Speed Trials
31/01/2013 Rollie Free
28/01/2013 Gyronaut X1
07/01/2013 Napier 6
07/01/2013 DMG Meredes Simplex
07/01/2013 Benz No. 3
30/12/2012 Stuz Black Hawk
30/12/2012 Frank Lockhart
30/12/2012 Silver Bullet
30/12/2012 Sunbeam Slug
30/12/2012 Nolan White
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30/12/2012 Mercedes Flying Dutchman
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29/12/2012 Ed Rannberg
29/12/2012 Aussie Invader II
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29/12/2012 Jupiter
29/12/2012 Parkard 905
29/12/2012 Rene Stapp
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29/12/2012 Wisconsin Special
29/12/2012 Bluebird CMN 8
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29/12/2012 CITA 25 La Jamais Contente
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29/12/2012 Darracq Gordon Bennett
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29/12/2012 Infinity
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29/12/2012 Paul Baras
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23/12/2012 William K Vanderbuilt
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19/12/2012 Goldenrod
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26/11/2012 BUB7 Streamliner
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23/11/2012 Budweiser Rocket
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1/11/2012 Mickey Thompson
28/10/2012 BMW Ernst J Henne
28/10/2012 Burkland 411 Streamliner
28/10/2012 Gene Burkland
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28/10/2012 Silver Bullet RV1
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28/10/2012 Oliver M Baldwin
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28/10/2012 Race of the Century
28/10/2012 Harley Davidson - Fred W Dixon
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28/10/2012 Harley Davidson - Easy Rider
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28/10/2012 Claude F Temple
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28/10/2012 Dave Campos
28/10/2012 Dennis Manning
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28/10/2012 Bluebird 1929
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28/10/2012 Bob Burman
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28/10/2012 Arnott 500
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28/10/2012 Benz CIE
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28/10/2012 Bluebird CN7
28/10/2012 Arbarth Monoposto Da Record update
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14/10/2012 FIM Categories
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29/06/2012 Victor Hemery
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29/06/2012 Fiat-Mefistofele
29/06/2012 Arnott 500
14/05/2011 Update Frank Lockhart
18/02/2011 North American Eagle team plans record-breaking 800 MPH run later this year
01/09/2010 Match Race between Art Arfons and Billy Meyer
01/09/2010 Craig Breelove and Gary Gabelich, side-by-side?
31/07/2009 Railton Special
31/07/2009 Napier Railton update
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17/07/2009 Louise Noeth
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Land Speed Racing History

In 1899, the first car to exceed 100kph was the streamlined electric special of Camille Jenatzy, named La Jamais Contente - 'The Never Satisfied'. Summing up the attitude of all the LSR contenders ever since.

These pages are simply my collection of information and photos about one of my great interests, I'm constantly looking for new content and rather than just reference what I find I choose to retain a copy for my own use as I'm very much aware of the temporary nature of anything published on the Internet. I make no claim to any of the text or images and full copyright remains with the originator. Where possible I will make a reference to the source if I can determine the original source.

Here's some info on those drivers and teams intent on Making History in the modern era.

I'm also a hot rodder and the web master and Newsletter Editor for the Dry Lakes Racers Australia, the offical organisation for Land Speed Racing in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

The Fastest Men On Earth (part 1)

'The Power and the Glory' was a BBC documentary series about motorsport made about 1991. This is part one of the episode called 'The Fastest Men on Earth', which recounts the story of the attempts on the land speed record up to the Thrust 2 attempt. Has footage of Cobb and the Railton, the Campbells and their Bluebird, and many other figures from the world of speed - notably Craig 'the Brave' Breedlove, Stan Barrett and Al Teague. A highlight is watching Stan Barrett in his rocket car with sidewinder missile attached... they say he went though the sound barrier but no one heard the boom!

 

The Fastest Men On Earth (part 2)

 

The Fastest Men On Earth (part 3)