|Eithne Farry, Karen Hurrell and Jon Sutherland. Snapshots in Time. |
100 Years of Change. North Vancouver: Whitecap Books, 1998.
|G.F. Lamb. The Spirit of Modern Adventure. George G. Harrap & Co., 1955.|
On August 23, 1939, British driver John Cobb piloted his Railton Red Lion (top photo) to 368.85 MPH at the Bonneville Salt Flats, setting a new land speed record. Created by Reid Railton, the aerodynamically-styled car used ice to cool the transmission brakes. On September 26, 1947, he clocked 394.19 MPH in his Railton Mobil Special, a record that wasn't broken until Donald Campbell achieved 403.1 MPH in his Bluebird in 1964.