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The World's Fastest Diesel: The Inside Story of the JCB Dieselmax Land Speed Record Success [Hardcover]

David Tremayne
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23 Nov 2006
At the Bonneville Salt Flats on 23 August 2006 the fastest man on earth, Andy Green, sped to 350.092mph in a yellow torpedo-shaped car called JCB Dieselmax, creating a sensational new land speed record for a diesel-powered vehicle. This was the culmination of one of the most remarkable and adventurous projects in British motorsport history. The endeavour began with JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford's bold decision to use his company's JCB444 diesel engine - normally used in diggers - as the basis for a record-breaking car, in order to showcase his products on a world stage. This book tells the whole dramatic story from the inside.


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd; First Edition edition (23 Nov 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844254208
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844254200
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 23.4 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 570,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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David Tremayne is the world's leading authority on land speed records, his most recent book on the subject being the acclaimed Donald Campbell: The Man Behind The Mask. As a journalist, he has been present at many land speed record attempts, including Andy Green's landmark 764mph supersonic run in 1997. Haynes has published many of his books, including The Science of Formula 1 Design. He lives in County Durham.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 8 Dec 2009
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Well written account of a British Company and Great British Engineering, something we can be proud of.
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When a private company (JCB) set out to beat the world, and do it with a 50% increase - this is news.
I recently had a visit to the factory with our Radcliffe on Trent U3A , and saw this car in the flesh.
They have set up the displays very well, and the book tells all of the trials and tribulations involved. Well done JCB - amazing what can be done with a couple of modified forktruck engines, and a 2 gallon fuel tank!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The World's Fastest Diesel 25 Jan 2008
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I thought this book was very good. It goes into some of the technical details of the engines used and the car itself. I found the challenges that the team faced to be interesting. This book has many good pictures. I would recommend this book if you enjoy Bonneville, diesel power and technical details.
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