A BOOK OF RECORD BREAKERS
” Torpedo to Flat-Iron” might almost be the sub-title of a new Ferodo booklet which shows in pictorial form the evolution of the Land Speed Record holder from 1929 to the present day. Starting off with ” Babs,” the car on which Parry Thomas achieved the _then unheard-of speed of 171 m.p.h. in 1926, we then see Capt. Malcolm Campbell’s “Blue Bird,” in 1927 looking not unlike a modern Grand Prix car, then in 1928, cowled, and with radiators over the rear wheels. Seagrave’s “Golden Arrow” was entirely different in outline, but the shovel-nose and the stabilising fin were features which were embodied in
“Blue Bird” when Sir Malcolm put up his triumphant feat of 801 m.p.h. last year. The series of pictures forms an illuminating pageant of motoring history, and is finely reproduced in photogravure. Copies of the book may be obtained gratis from Ferodo Ltd., Chapel-en-le-Frith.