CAPT. GEORGE EYSTON & THUNDERBOLT CAR Captain George Eyston prepares his race car "Thunderbolt" for the upcoming challenge of besting his current world land record of 312 miles per hour. Thunderbolt resembles a rocket ship from the future and boasts a 3600 horsepower engine.
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.
GENERAL BALBO & FLEET REACH AMERICA - 1 Excited crowds gather on land and at sea to cheer General Italo Balbo and his armada of twenty-four seaplanes as they reach their final destination of the World Fair in Chicago, Illinois.
LAND SPEED RECORD 1931 Malcolm Campbell hits a new world record with 246 mile an hour clip in Daytona Beach, Florida. Driving his thundering bluebird over bumpy sands, British speed demon fails to touch his unofficial mark of 265 mph, but exceeds 231 hung up by the late Sir Henry Segrave two years ago.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:06:00, No Audio
AERIAL SURVEY OF JAMAICA - 1970S In the 1970s, the US Food & Agricultural Association in association with the government of Jamaica, asked NASA to record photographic and thermal images of the island. Available in HD.
Date: 1970s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:43:00, With Audio
REFUELING THE ? IN MID-AIR Early mid-air refueling. Airplane The Question Mark is refueled by hose from another plane 43 times - shots from different angles of a few of these refuelings. At end of week, Question Mark lands, pilots exit plane and are congratulated. Close-ups of flight staff.DOC - 1929 - B/W
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