August Tipton, Staffordshire, The mightiest car ever built is pictured near completion at the factory in the Black country, The car is to be driven by Captain George Eyston in an attempt on the land speed record set by Sir Malcolm Campbell of 3
On this day in brothers Bill and Bob Summers set a world land-speed miles per hour—on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. They did it in an amazing, hemi-powered hot rod they called the Goldenrod. The record would stand for more than a quarter-century.
The Bluebird-Proteus is a gas turbine-powered vehicle that was driven by Donald Campbell and achieved the world land speed record on Lake Eyre in Australia on 17 July The vehicle set the world record at mph km/h).