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The John Cobb Story
by Davis S.C.H.
Published by G.T. Foulis & Co Ltd, UK
undated - believed 1st edition
SCARCE

111pp. plus one page of records. A biography of John Rhodes Cobb a British Motor racing driver and holder of many speed records. Cobb died tragically while trying to improve the water speed record on Loch Ness. Light foxing on the early pages and along the page edges around the book, some sunning of the cover but overall a tidy copy of a hard to find title. Original cloth. Spine faded and spine title lettering dulled. Some marks to blue boards. Slight bumping to edges. No inscriptions.
Monochrome photographs.

John Rhodes Cobb (2 December 1899 – 29 September 1952) was a British racing motorist. He held the ultimate lap record at the Brooklands race track, driving the 24-litre Napier Railton at an average speed of 143.44 mph (230.84 km/h) achieved on 7 October 1935. Driving the piston-engined, wheel-driven Railton Special he broke the land speed record at Bonneville on 23 August 1939, achieving a mark of 367.91 mph (592.09 km/h). Without this being beaten he raised the record to 394.19 mph (634.39 km/h) in 1947. He died in 1952, attempting to break the world water speed record at Loch Ness in the jet speedboat Crusader at a speed in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h). Please click here to ask a question
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