by R.M. Clarke
39 reports telling how the first Land Speed Record of 39.24 mph was set in 1898 by Count de Chasseloup-Laubat in an electric Jeantaud. By 1919 the record had been officially pushed up to 124.10 mph by Jenatzy, Rolls, Vanderbilt, Serpollet, Ford, Rigolly, Marriott, Oldfield, Duray, Hornsted and other courageous souls.
Brooklands Books Ltd "Road Test" books provide a wide range and collection of road tests, comparison tests, new model introductions, long term tests, and other articles taken from the world's leading motoring magazines. The Racing Book series contain a collection of contemporary race reports that tell the stories of some of the greatest motor races in the world. Included are summaries and results, and hundreds of photographs. Each book has 172 pages with over 300 illustrations.
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