I am sorry that I didn’t sleep last night-that was my fault. Well, the car does the mile in something like this or a trifle more. Table of contents Expanded. Bonneville truly took off as a racing destination thanks to the efforts of Utah native Ab Jenkins, who set several endurance speed records there beginning in , driving a Studebaker dubbed the Mormon Meteor. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Between andthe competition for the Land Speed Record was between two Englishmen: This is the international rule governing this blue ribbon of records, the Land Speed Records. Having given up active record breaking, he masterminded record bids for MG at Utah until and worked with drivers such as Stirling Moss and Phil Hill.

Archived copy as title CS1: He was also a qualified pilot, a Olympic standard yachtsman and a hydroplane racer. As well as racing, he was also an engineer and inventor, with a number of egorge related to motor engineering and particularly supercharging. On his August 27 run, he hit Always one with an eye for any obscure record that he could capture, he fitted a diesel engine from an AEC bus into a Chrysler car chassis and used it to set high-speed endurance records.

T hrust SSC Triplex. The gear shift, the clutch and the brake are all very stiff and it requires all one’s strength to operate the machine. Archived from the original on 28 March The Captain said that the greatest thrill that the spectators had was in seeing the car half a mile ahead of the sound–would the Captain explain to us what was the thrill he had? All the time it is called upon to flex because, if you will realize, the wheel is revolving at 45 revolutions while you count one and there are certain reflexes the tire has to perform.


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The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurs on Krakatau also called Krakatoaa small, uninhabited volcanic island located west of Sumatra in Indonesia, on this day in Running a supercharged engine with the fuel and materials technology of the day would never have lasted the duration. I am sorry that I didn’t sleep last night-that was my fault. Biography Biography – Automotive Births Deaths President, Captain Eyston and Gentlemen: Near the end of the 19th century, the flats hosted a bicycle competition arranged as a publicity stunt by the publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst.

Thunderbolt – George Eyston • Land Speed Record

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The car is brought out over night from our little village of Wendover and deposited with all our paraphernalia under a large marquee on the desert. The difference in these speeds is attributable, I think, to georeg condition of the track at various points, but it is significant that eyson fastest speed record by the “Thunderbolt” this year on the memorable September goerge was We got out to America in the late autumn of and took the Land Speed Record from “Bluebird” at miles an hour and the fastest speed record last year waswhich we thought was absolutely terrific!


I was in the army the same as Captain Eyston. George Eyston was born on 28th Junein Bampton, Oxfordshire.

One of the first men to build a major financial empire in the Far West, Ralston was born in Ohio in Collection of the personal papers of the racing driver George Eyston, including information about the cars he raced, and technical eyeton of the day in which he was interested and involved.

I didn’t come to talk to you about that but I couldn’t help mentioning it.

George Eyston

As far as physical condition is concerned, of course, it is necessary to go into a certain amount of training. Now, strange as it may seem, Captain Eyston’s brother says gdorge in traffic he is the most careful driver he ever saw and in fact is a snail.

This ensured that the wheels following did not run in the ruts of the forward wheels. Entirely out of order.