Even before the automobile, mankind has been obsessed with speed. The desire to get there faster has been a measure of progress through out history. However, the invention of the automobile has brought on an era in which man has been able to harness increasingly greater power along with an explosion of increased speeds. This history of land speed records will travel from France to the U.S. and back to England in its journey for the record holders. We’ll look at what currently is happening in this fascinating world of blistering speed.