Special – 1979 – Project S O S – The Speed Of Sound – Stan Barrett World Land Speed Record In The Budweiser Rocket

Stan Barrett is a Hollywood stuntman, stunt coordinator, actor and former stock car racing driver….whose biggest achievement was outside the movie world….when on December 17, 1979, he attempted to break the land speed record….and the sound barrier in the Budweiser Rocket rocket-powered three-wheel vehicle. His calculated speed was 739.666 miles per hour (Mach 1.01)….which would have made Barrett the first man to break the sound barrier in a…

Auto Racing – 1947 – John Cobbs Railton Breaks 400mph Land Speed Record + Mauri Rose Wins Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: The Railton Special, later rebuilt as the Railton Mobil Special, is a one-off motor vehicle designed by Reid Railton….and built for John Cobb’s successful attempts at the land speed record in 1938.  On September 15, 1938, the Railton Special took the land speed record from Thunderbolt at 353.30 mph (568.58 km/h)…. also being the first to break the 350 mph (560 km/h) barrier.  Eyston re-took the record within 24 hours (357.50 mph…