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- ISBN-10: 0879383062
- ISBN-13: 9780879383060
by George D. Lepp
Ever since wheels were mated with motors, man has revved them up to go faster. This quest for speed has taken many routes, from streamlined motorcycles to highpowered dragsters, their speedo needles rocketing from 100 to 200 to 300 mph ... and beyond.
One spot on Earth is legendary in aiding mankind quench its craving for speed: the Bonneville Salt Flats, a promised land of dry, flat, endless space. The speed limit here is 1,000 mph.
This book is the next best thing to a race across the flats themselves. Welcome to Speed Week, the annual gathering of "speed freaks" and their cars, a week of fast-paced romance fed on alcohol fuel. It provides a peek under the hoods of the recordsetters, a visit with the personalities and one racer's words on driving a lakester at over 200 mph.
Within is a full-color, actionpacked gallery tracing the shooting stars of speed. Here is the Banks Turbo Firebird, faster-than-aspeeding-bullet streamliners, souped-up production cars, hot rods, motorcycles and even a semi truck, all racing to break the record and earn the coveted laurels of the 200 MPH Club. Author George Lepp's text explains how the cars do it-and why the drivers do it.
Take a trip down the long black line on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The search for pure speed continues.
Buch, Hardcover, 23 x 27 cm, 128 Seiten, ca. 100 farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text
gebraucht - sehr guter Zustand (Seite 6 und 9: einige Markierungen im Text - sonst sauber)