Engineering proficiency reveals itself in many forms, but rarely does it articulate itself so profoundly that a lifetime of work achieves legendary status and near cult-like following among peers and enthusiasts alike. Such is the case with Reid Railton, an extraordinarily competent engineer whose breadth of accomplishments have left an indelible mark on automotive design and, land speed and water speed racing records. It is therefore only fitting that celebrating Railton’s life’s work in a biography should be undertaken by perhaps the world’s most prolific author, Karl Ludvigsen. Clearly a labor of love done in concert with Railton's daughter and many contributors Reid Railton Man of Speed is a stunning production detailing all the cars Railton either designed or consulted on. Railton remains the world's most prolific designer of land speed and water speed machines and the author has brought him to life with a fully illustrated and beautifully written tome that is a fantastic, albeit lengthy read. Seen below are sample pages of a book that will delight readers for years to come.