Speed Machines - Land Speed Record [XVid] .avi (Size: 499.55 MB) (Files: 1)
Speed Machines - Land Speed Record [XVid] .avi
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Speed Machines - Land Speed Record 
Series Synopsis: Speed Machines tells the story of eight battles to design and build the fastest car, ship, plane, boat and train. It seems that as soon as we were able to build these vehicles, there was someone who wanted theirs to go faster than anyone else's. In these stories we meet the people who tried everything they knew to beat the competition and we re-live their successes and failures. Above all, we meet the winners – the people who designed, built and then raced the fastest speed machines of their time.
Land Speed Record - A land speed record was first set in 1898 by Frenchman Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat, driving at 39.24mph. By 1904, another Frenchman, Louis Rigolly, became the first driver to pass the 100mph mark.
Thus began a long succession of attempts that would culminate in the breaking of the sound barrier on land. But it was in the 1920s and 30s that the imagination of the world was captured by the contest. And it was the battles between two men in particular – Malcom Campbell and Henry Segrave.
Original Air Date: Channel 4 2003
Recorded: Channel 4 Wednesday 21 January 2009 11:05 am
Filename: Speed Machines - Land Speed Record [XVid] .avi
Size: 499 Mb
Frame Size: 720 x 544
Frame Rate: 25 fps
Bit Rate: 1408 kbps
Sadly this is the last episode I have for now. There are a further 5 in the series.
Breaking the Sound Barrier
The Flying Boats
The Great Ocean Liners
The Speed Boat Kings
Record Breaking Steam Trains
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