ATTEMPT AT NEW MOTORCYCLE SPEED RECORD Pasadena motorcycle policeman Fred Ludlow attempts to set a new motorcycle speed record with his totally enclosed bike dubbed "Arrow" on the Bonneville, Utah salt flats. In spite of several attempts the high speeds are simply too much for the futuristic-looking bike and Fred fails.
1939 CAR RACING MONTAGE A montage of different car races from 1939:
-the rattle-bang "jalopies" in a bumpy jumpy race filled with laughs and thrills!
-Wilbur Shaw repeated his Indianapolis victory of 1937, but a sensational smash-up marred the 500 mile classic.
-John Cobb astounded the world with a speed dash of 368 M.P.H. on the Bonneville Salt flats of Utah.
SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL SETS NEW SPEED RECORD Sir Malcolm Campbell sets a new speed record of 301 m.p.h. driving his Bluebird race car across Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. Observer POV from a platform or low-flying plane as Sir Malcolm and his Bluebird thunder past then cut to the smoking flat tire that nearly jinxed the whole deal.
CAPTAIN EYSTON REGAINS SPEED RECORD CROWN British speed racer Captain Eyston recaptures his crown by beating John Cobb's land speed record of 357 m.p.h. with a new record of 357 m.p.h. The revamped Thunderbolt seems to soar over the sand seen partially by pilot POV from the air.
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.
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.
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