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.
COBB BREAKS RECORD IN AUTO RUN John Cobb, daring British racing driver, pilots his Railton "Red Lion" at 368 M.P.H. on the Salt Flats of Utah, a new World's record. Previously, he made 369 M.P.H., but motor trouble prevented a return run and a record.
COBB DOES 352 M.P.H. IN RUN Thrilling scenes as John Cobb, noted British racing driver, pilots his amazing "turtle" racer across the Salt Flats of Utah at sensational speeds, nearly equalling the world's mark of Captain Eyston.
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.
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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