EYSTON SETS 345 M.P.H. LAND SPEED RECORD British racing ace Captain George Eyston prepares for a new world speed mark as his car "Thunderbolt" is painted black and the track prepared on the Bonneville, Utah salt flats. Driver POV of the sand blurring by as Eyston breaks his last speed record with a new one for 345 m.p.h.
JOHN COBB TESTS NEW SPEED RACER Speed racer John Cobb sets his sights on breaking the world's land speed record of 345 m.p.h. just set by Captain Eyston. His new Napier-Railton car looks like something from the future as it's prepared for and taken on a test run across the Bonneville, Utah salt flats.
CAPTAIN EYSTON UNPACKS "THUNDERBOLT" CAR British speed king Captain George Eyston unpacks his 3600 horsepower "Thunderbolt" in preparation of beating his earlier speed record of 312 m.p.h. Observer POV of the dashboard reveals numerous dials and controls that will be used to track its speed.
WASHINGTON D.C. PLANE CRASH KILLS TWO Twisted metal and burned automobiles are all that's left after Lieutenant Colonel Leslie MacDill and Private J.G. Gloxner perish in a plane crash in Washington D.C. The men were attempting a forced landing when they lost control.
MODERN TRAVELERS RECEIVE BLESSING In a rather unusual religious ceremony 5,000 motorists and cyclists are blessed by priests of St. Christopher's Shrine Church in Baldwin, N.Y. The ritual blessing re-enacts ancient rites of the patron saint of travelers with an updated twist.
NEW WINDSHIELD TESTED FOR CARS A new larger windshield is tested in hopes of increasing driver safety through increased visibility. Driver POV looking out through the new window at traffic and scientists running tests and taking measurements.
FRENCH INVENT THE MINI-CAR A Paris inventor comes up with a solution for parking and getting through traffic quickly--a tiny road-flea automobile. Crowds gawk as the drivers steps out of the futuristic looking car then carries it to a parking space.
AMAZING AMPHIBIAN CAR FROM ITALY A new amphibian car is tested in Rome, Italy and comes through with flying colors. The multifunctional vehicle drives up and down a winding staircase and moves through water and dry land equally well.
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