1929 Land Speed Record Setter: Irving-Napier Golden Arrow

Okay, let's be honest, we only brought up the subject of Sir Henry Segrave's Sunbeam 1000 and his push through the 200 mph barrier in 1927 so we could tell you about this car. After Segrave made his record-setting run, the competition predictably responded, though not for nearly a year. In February 1928, the dastardly… » 1/24/08 2:00pm 1/24/08 2:00pm

1927 Land Speed Record Setter: Sunbeam 1000

Henry Seagrave is something of a legendary post-WWI figure in the world of land speed records. When Henry returned from the Great War, he set out to crush records on both land and sea. His first achievement came in March 1926, behind the wheel of a four-liter Sunbeam nicknamed Ladybird. Top speed: 152.33 mph. That… » 1/23/08 1:15pm 1/23/08 1:15pm