The new Goldenrod book by author John Baechtel details the complete teardown and restoration of America's most famous land speed racing car. Built by the famous Summers Brothers who set and held the wheel driven, piston-powered land speed record and held it for 45 years, they accomplished this 409 mph record feat with superior aerodynamics and the massive power of four methanol breathing Chrysler Hemi engines.
This acclaimed work has been praised far and wide as the best book ever written about Bonneville racing and the World's Land Speed Record. With extensive coverage of the Summer's Brothers early record cars that were all Hemi powered, including a variety of early roadster and the famous 300 mph Hemi-powered Pollywog, the book delivers a deep dive look at how the new 1964 Chrysler Race Hemis were modified to suit the trying conditions of Bonneville's legendary five mile dyno; fuel injected Race Hemis on methanol at wide open throttle for five miles running as fast as 425.99 mph.
Here's a quick peek inside this landmark book:
This is a must have book for any land speed racing enthusiast and engine guys who love the Chrysler Hemi. The Hemi engines were basically the same as the current NASCAR engine only with different cams and a custom induction and dry sump oiling system to keep the long low profile.
There are 300 pages of B&W and full color photos and a complete aerodynamic report by the car's body designer. The book is coffee table collectors quality in every respect. You will be proud to show your friends, but don't loan it out. You may never see it again.
Two large 24 x 36 color posters are also available separately, one of which is a numbered collectors quality print. There are only 409 of these posters available to match the 409 mph record. First come, first serve!
The book is only available through Landspeed Media Group. Click below for information on bundled packages.