Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waukesha Silver Comet & Cummins Diesel @ Daytona Beach 1935 R.H. LeSesne

Waukesha Silver Comet, driven by Dave Evans, set land speed record for diesel power of 125.065 in February 1935.

Popular Mechanics July 1935

Firestone Gum Dipped High Speed Balloon

That March, Wild Bill Cummings' Cummins broke the Waukesha Comet's record with a run of 137.195.

Dan Strohl has kindly supplied the facts behind the photos @ Hemmings Blog


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