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March 30, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1927 

* Sir Henry O'Neil de Hane Segrave
* 1st ever to break the 200 MPH mark 
* Land speed automobile record
 

The front page has one column headings that include: "MAJOR SEAGRAVE SETS 203.79-MILE RECORD" "English Racer in Mystery 'S' Car Beats Former World Mark by Thirty Miles" and more. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 52 pages, a little spine wear, otherwise very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Henry Seagrave became the first person to travel over 200 miles per hour (320 km/h) when he regained the land speed record at the Daytona Beach Road Course on 29 March 1927. Using Mystery (but also known as 'the Slug'), a 1000 HP Sunbeam, he recorded a speed of 203.79 miles per hour (327.97 km/h).

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