Legendary Driver Frank Lockhart Killed - Thrown from Car

Legendary Driver Frank Lockhart Killed - Thrown from Car (1928). Lockhart was an American automobile racing driver, and Indianapolis 500 winner, and considered a legend in the sport by many historians. On April 25, 1928, Lockhart's Stutz Black Hawk Special streamliner reached 198.29 mph (319.1 km/h) on a warmup run on Daytona Beach, Florida. On Lockhart's return pass the Black Hawk Special cut a tire (probably on a seashell), went out of control and tumbled violently across the sand, throwing Lockhart from the car and killing him instantly. The film shows the moment it happened. Check out the Sporting HIstory Channel: http://www.youtube.com/sportinghistory Check out the British Pathe YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Follow us on Twitter: @britishpathe ( http://www.twitter.com/britishpathe ) Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe All 90,000 British Pathe reels can be viewed and enjoyed on: http://www.britishpathe.com

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Lee Taylor's Fatal Crash
GLENBROOK, Nev. — (AP) — Lee Taylor vanished into the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe when his rocket-powered boat disintegrated while trying to set a water speed record and rescue crews have all but given up hope that he could have survived. Searchers used floodlights and television cameras, working late into the night, but failed to find any trace of the cockpit section of the boat that was traveling well over 200 miles an hour when it caromed out of control. The search, which lasted five hours, resumed at 9 a.m. today, but the rescue workers held out little hope that Taylor could have survived. Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Struthers said: "He is presumed dead. He has not been officially declared dead." Before darkness fell, crews recovered an unopened drag parachute, Taylor's helmet and several sections of the boat, but found no sign of the 45-year-old Bellflower, Calif., pilot. "He never had a chance to say 'boo,'" said a crew member, Luke Fratello. Denver Dickerson, project director for the record attempt, said it appeared the boat hit a "black line" of shifting currents that caught a sponson at the rear of the boat. The boat "just blew apart," Dickerson said. He said a black line creates a surface disturbance similar to going over a bump, and the line was where Taylor started to shut off his engine. The accident occurred after Taylor had made one of two required runs through the 1-kilometer speed trap in an attempt to break the record of 317.6 miles an hour. Reports on his speed ranged from 270 to 350 m.p.h. before he cut off his engines. A crowd estimated at nearly 1,000, including Taylor's mother, wife and daughter, greeted the pilot with cheers as he raced through the speed trap. The shouts turned to screams when the boat flew apart and sank in 200 feet of water about a half mile offshore. Taylor tested the boat this summer on Walker Lake southeast of Reno and reached unofficial speeds of 333 m p.h. "It's euphoric" traveling at that speed, he had said. "It's sort of like riding the tip of an arrow just shot from a bow." Taylor had said he hoped to hit 350 m.p.h. in yesterday's attempt to take the record from Australia's Ken Warby. Warby broke Taylor's previous record in June, 1978, after Taylor held the mark 11 years. Both records were set in jet boats. This was the first attempt in a rocket-powered craft. Taylor survived a jet-boat crash in 1964 on Lake Havasu in Arizona. The 40-foot U.S. Discovery II was powered by a 16,000-horsepower rocket designed for aircraft and missiles and fueled by 1,000 pounds of hydrogen peroxide. The boat was valued at $2.5 million.





Fatal Crash At Indianapolis Car Race (1958)
Unissued / unused material. American newsreel item. Fatal crash at Indianapolis car race, United States of America (USA). Various shots of start of race and race in progress with cut-ins of crowds. Two cars collide on the north-east turn, another goes over the wall. One car overturns and burst into flames, onrushing cars crash into 15 car pile up. The track is littered with smouldering and battered cars. Race is slowed down whilst attendants clear away the debris. Car passing camera at 150 miles per hour. Winner coming up to finishing line. Top shot of crowds. LS winning car. LS cameramen. CU winner, Arizona's Jimmy Bryan, smoking cigar, he takes it out of mouth and bends to kiss a woman. Date on dope sheet is 02/06/1958. FILM ID:2712.01 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/





John Cobb Dies in Gallant Attempt on World Water Speed Record
John Cobb Dies in Gallant Attempt on World Water Speed Record. Cobb was a British racing motorist who broke the land speed record in 1939. In 1947 he raised his own land speed record to 394.19 mph (634.39 km/h). In 1952, he was attempting to break the world water speed record at Loch Ness, Scotland at speeds in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h). The boat hit an unexplained wake and Cobb was killed. Loch Ness Monster believers claimed the wake was caused by a large animal. This newsreel is very typical of Pathe with overly dramatic music for a real life tragedy. 90,000 HISTORIC CLIPS from 1886 - 1976, ALL FREE TO VIEW at http://www.britishpathe.com Subscribe to British Pathe: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Follow us on Twitter: @britishpathe.com Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/britishpathe





The Farnborough Air Show Tragedy on Film (1952)
The Farnborough Air Show Tragedy on Film, 1952: Horrifying scenes took place in Hampshire after pilot John Derry, broke his DH. 110 through the sound barrier and flew low over the airfield in front of 120,000 spectators. However, a fault developed in the aircraft and to the horror of the crowd the plane disintegrated in front of them. Debris, including the jet engines, was catapulted towards picnicking families. The pilot, flight observer and 29 spectators were killed. Watch another video from Disaster Caught on Camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMoh5hZAaZk&list=PLADB9C9B996134C1C&index=8 Check out our playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg0Jj-2x5rM&feature=BFa&list=PLADB9C9B996134 C1C&index=8 Subscribe to British Pathe: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Follow us on Twitter: @britishpathe (http://www.twitter.com/britishpathe) Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe From: http://www.britishpathe.com A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/




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