The World Water Speed Record

The World Water Speed Record

The Fast and the Forgotten

Hardback192pp Illustrated232x154mm

9781445637860     Product Code: 509535


The pursuit of the speed record on water has proved more difficult than the land equivalent, with several fatalities resulting from attempts and the current mark of 318 mph lasting for 40 years. Including the exploits of Donald and Malcolm Campbell, this history reviews the progress of the record and the vessels that pushed the boundaries, from the muscular speedboats of the 1920s to jet-powered craft such as Bluebird K7 and the 1978 record-breaker, Spirit of Australia.

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