Motor Racing and Record Breaking


Author: G E T Eyston and Barre Lyndon
Date of Publication: 1935

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A history of attempts on the land speed record, as written by G. E. T. Eyston, himself a three time record breaker.

Captain George Edward Thomas Eyston OBE (1897-1979) was a British racing driver, remembered for breaking the land speed record thrice between 1937 and 1939 in his vehicle Thunderbolt; he also won the Segrave Trophy in 1935.

BarrĂ© Lyndon (1896-1972) was best known for being a screenwriter and playwright; however, during his early career he was a journalist specialising in motor-racing. He penned six novels on the subject of motor racing, as well as films including ‘The Man in Half Moon Street’, ‘The Lodger’ and ‘Hangover Square’.

First edition, ex library, with some stickers and stamps. Some light foxing to a few pages. Green boards have minor markings, some bumps to cornersand spine edge, which has light sunning. Good readable copy.

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Weight 0.7 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 4 cm