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Thrust - Through the Sound Barrier [w/ Playa Material from the Black Rock Desert Record-Run Site)

Noble, Richard; Tremayne, David; Green, Andy

ISBN 10: 1852252685 / ISBN 13: 9781852252687
Published by Partridge, London, 1998
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FINE/nFINE. Blue cloth boards. SIGNED by AUTHOR, land speed record car designer/developer/driver RICHARD NOBLE, OBE, on title page A packet of original Black Rock Desert playa material from the record run site is included with this book, SPECIAL with 'record run ground dust'. Large. mm only USA delivery. International delivery available. [B203]. Bookseller Inventory # 010180

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Title: Thrust - Through the Sound Barrier [w/ Playa...

Publisher: Partridge, London

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: FIRST.

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The story of the world's first supersonic car and the entangled human emotions behind this great engineering achievement. It is the tale of Richard Noble's obsession with speed, from his early days with the crude self-built Thrust 1 jet car to the Thrust SSC - the fastest car in the world.

About the Author:

Richard Noble has been obsessed with speed since he was six years old, when his father took him to Loch Ness to see John Cobb's boat Crusader - in which Cobb was to die trying to gain the water speed record only a few months later. After a public school education Noble led two overland expeditions across Africa and Asia. On his return he briefly contemplated a career in the SAS, before working in industry for several years, while building Thrust 1 in his spare time. Following his world land speed record in Thrust 2, Noble was awarded the OBE. Nowadays he is much in demand for motivational speaking, particularly since the triumph of Thrust SSC in piercing the sound barrier for the first time.

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