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History of the World Land Speed Record

The challenge of becoming the fastest man on Earth has certainly inspired a select band of very brave men throughout the years. Many who succeeded in their quest were rewarded with fame, wealth and national honours. Many of those who failed were subjected to the most public and horrifying of deaths. As these courageous men strapped themselves into their formidable machines, they knew that they could never be in complete control of their destiny, that their next journey could be their last. And yet they were there because they wanted to be - and they kept coming back for more. Few people can understand the obsession that gripped these men, but this obsession created the ultimate form of motor racing - the quest for the Land Speed Record.

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