New Car Seeks to Boost Segrave’s Time (May, 1930)
The title says “Boost Segrave’s Time”, and the caption says “an effort to lower the 231.362 m.p.h mark”. Don’t both of those sound like they mean to go slower rather than faster?
New Car Seeks to Boost Segrave’s Time
FOLLOWING on the success of Major H. 0. D. Segrave, England is going to try again to boost the world’s straightway speed record. By the time this appears in print the attempt probably will have been made.
Motor Boat Sportsmen Race Over Merry-Go-Round Course for Thrill (Sep, 1930)
Wouldn’t the boat on the inside track always win?
Motor Boat Sportsmen Race Over Merry-Go-Round Course for Thrill
SPEEDING at 40 miles per hour in an outboard motorboat around a merry-go-round course is one of the thrill-producers of water sportsmen at Winterhaven, Florida. Each boat is attached to a rope of a different length from the others so that the boats can pass each other on the course. They circle round and round the central pole held by the ropes. The only difficulty in this sport is that you never get anywhere—you just keep on going and end at the beginning.
Miniature Racing Cars Are Latest Fad in Hollywood (Feb, 1934)
I think that accident is staged, if not, that girl would be pretty messed up.
Miniature Racing Cars Are Latest Fad in Hollywood
“PUTT-PUTTING” in miniature racing cars, Hollywood’s latest fad, is making a hit with the fair young ladies of our film capital.
Tiny one-lung gasoline engines give more than enough speed to the tiny cars, and even the wisest of feminine drivers have been known to take spills on the curves.
Races are held on the city streets, with starters, movie cameras to catch the spills, and of course mechanics to tinker with the motors when trouble threatens.