About the Book
This is a photo book about land speed vehicles - Speed Queen is the name of a lakester style land speed car and the story of 5 retired New Yorkers that traveled to the 2008 World of Speed event at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah with Speed Queen in an attempt at the class speed record. First part of the book is mainly about Speed Queen. The remainder of the book features photographs of the numerous speed vehicles that attempted to achieve speed records on the famous salt flats. Illustrated are streamliners, motorcycles, lakesters, coupes, roadsters, trucks, etc. Approximately 139 color photos total.
Retired CAD mechanical designer for Eastman Kodak & others. Life-long car hobbyist - race car crew member, road rallyist, race photographer, interests in road racing and circle track especially sprint cars, asphalt modifieds and super modified race cars. Have attended race events at these great venues: several Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, several USGP at Watkins Glen, Canadian GP, British GP, Monaco GP, 1000 KM Spa, Goodwood race course, Prescott Hill Climb, Williams Grove Speedway, Oswego Speedway, Bonneville & many others. Im a proud supporter of the International Motorsports Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen, NY.