1936 Speed on Salt: A History of the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, U.S.A
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
A charming account of the 'the world's finest motor speedway' on the Bonneville Flats in Utah, USA, which allowed motor racers to achieve extraordinarily high speeds with a relative amount of safety. The flats' use as a speedway became commonplace in the 1930s. This copy describes British drivers finding and subsequently making use of the flats to attempt record-breaking.
Includes a foreword by Sir Malcolm Campbell, who held the world speed record on both land and water during the 1920s and 1930s and set his final record on the flats becoming the first person to drive an automobile faster than 300mph, averaging 301.337mph.
Contains six black and white full plate illustrations, as well as a stunning full colour frontispiece illustration.
In a 1/4 cloth binding, no dust wrapper. Externally generally smart, sunning to the cloth spine and bumping to extremities. Internally, minor age toning to the pages, which are otherwise clean, firmly bound.
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