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Art Alfons "The Green Monster"
The most famous "Green Monster" was powered by an ex-F-104 Starfighter General Electric J79 jet engine, producing 17,500 lbf (78 kN) static thrust with four-stage afterburner, which Arfons purchased from a scrap dealer for $600 and rebuilt himself, over the objections of General Electric and the government, and despite all manuals for the engine being classified top secret.





1960s Bonneville Land Speed Record audio clips and interviews
Samuel Hawley introduces a sampling of interviews and audio clips he collected while doing research for "SPEED DUEL: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties" chronicling the epic rivalry between Craig Breedlove in his jet car "Spirit of America" and Art Arfons and his "Green Monster." For more interviews, audio and hundreds of photos, visit http://www.samuelhawley.com/lsr.html





VW Bus Goes 109mph at Bonneville World of Speed!
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Legendary CRASHES
A compilation of historic wrecks...from 1931, to just the other day. You've never seen anything like this before. Very rare footage. MUSIC by the HOT ROD REBELS!!! To the men who paved the way in motorsports; to your bold attempts at dodging fate: We salute you.





Bonneville: The Great American Playground - The Downshift Episode 13
On this episode of The Downshift, we meet the original speed freaks! The Bonneville Salt flats in Utah are the veritable Valhalla of land speed racing. The world's fastest wheels have been competing here since the early 1900s, from Sir Malcolm Campbell's Blue Bird to today's fastest jet-powered streamliners. What started as just a sport has evolved into a vibrant culture anchored in history and a shared love for living life at the limits. The Downshift appears every Tuesday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com





John Cobb and E.T. Eyston Racing at the Salt Flats
Film from Collection A0185 Joseph Howard McGibbeny Audio Visual Collection. This film is titled "the Mormon Meteor does it's thing." The problem is there is no Mormon Meteor in this film. This instead looks to be John R. Cobb and Capt. George E.T. Eyston Racing their cars, the Railton and Thunderbolt at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This item is protected by copyright. For more information regarding this film, please contact the Moving Image & Sound Archivist by email at justin.riley@utah.edu or by phone at 801-585-3073.





Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.





Boys of Bonneville Documentary Clip
This clip is an excerpt from the new documentary, Boys of Bonneville, all about salt-flat racer Ab Jenkins and his Mormon Meteor car, who together broke many land speed records that still stand today.





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Pennzoil At Bonneville Salt Flats (1932)
Thanks to PackardGuy - This was filmed in September, 1932 at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Ab Jenkins is testing the new, 1932 Pierce Arrow 462 cubic inch V-12 in a 24-hour endurance run. His average speed was 112.91 mph.





Ab Jenkins Drives Auburn at Bonneville Salt Flats
Legendary promoter of the Bonneville Salt Flats as place for Land Speed record attempts, Ab Jenkins, was a perfect fit for Auburn to promote their fast, sporty Speedsters. The company made a promotional film that incorporated his run on the Salt. S033





MG Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats 1956
MG produced a series of experimental cars that were piloted by Captain George Eyston and took several world speed records. Several other speed record attempts continued with Goldie Gardner exceeding 200 mph (320 km/h) in the 1100 cc EX135 in 1939. After World War II record breaking attempts restarted with 500 cc and 750 cc records being taken in the late 1940s. And once again, in the mid 1950s. This film was shot in 1956 as a Californian driver Ken Miles is teamed up with Captain George Eyston and Johnny Lockett to attempt to set several new land speed records. They set a Class F record of 141.81 mph over 1700 miles during 12 hours and a straight away record of 170.15 mph. S056





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