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Posted By: Harvey Goranson
Posted On: Wednesday January 1, 2020 at 4:12 PM
 
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Bizarre B1064 Thunderbolt from 1938.
From 1937 to 1939 John Cobb and George Eyston went tooth-and-nail for the land speed record, each egging the other higher. The winner of the 1938 series of attempts was Eyston, in the Thunderbolt, taking the record on September 16 at 357.50 mph. Ultimately Cobb would win out before WW2 intervened, raising the record to 369.70 mph in 1939, then almost reaching 400 mph in 1947, a record which stood until the age of the turbine and rocket cars.



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Bizarre B1064 Thunderbolt from 1938. by Harvey Goranson #27067
A beautiful model. I have the Western version (EOM) by John Roberts #27067.1
The only Western LSR I still have is the 1927 Sunbeam. by Harvey Goranson #27067.1.1
Ah, The Slug as it was called! Twin Sunbeam Matabele aircraft engines... by John Roberts #27067.1.1.1
That's the one at Beaulieu, right? I've seen it along with a few other LSRs. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #27067.1.1.1.1
That's it. It used to be displayed with the Golden Arrow and an earlier Sunbeam. (EOM) by John Roberts #27067.1.1.1.1.1
And the Campbell-Norris turbine car. I saw all 4 together in 1981. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #27067.1.1.1.1.1.1
What, no windscreen! (EOM) by Randall Olson #27067.1.1.2
Apparently not (pic) by Harvey Goranson #27067.1.1.2.1
Goodwood Festival of Speed I think (EOM) by John Roberts #27067.1.1.2.1.1




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