The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Each book in this series brings readers behind the scenes with key people in one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, introducing the drivers, crews, owners, and legends of motorsports.

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In 1898, one of the first automobiles set a land speed record of 39 mph. Back then, few would have guessed that one day a vehicle would go faster than the speed of sound. Yet ever since then, race car drivers have had a strong need for speed, and automakers have designed their cars to go faster and faster. Readers will eagerly learn all about the competitive world of land speed racing in The Need for Speed. Featuring stunning full-color photographs and exciting, readable text, this book highlights the amazing speed machines and their intrepid drivers who compete on racecourses ranging from a desert in Nevada to a dry lakebed in Australia in an effort to claim the world land speed record.

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& Taylor

Looks at the history of automobile racing and the people and drivers who make it possible.

Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, c2007
ISBN: 9780791086674
0791086674
Branch Call Number: 796.72092 M4894n 2007 TEEN
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm

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