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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by
phone at 801-585-3073.
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
Bonneville Salt Flats: Automotive heaven
We found a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true
god. It's a piece of land shaped roughly like a frying pan—flat and
hot—bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt.
To get there, drive west for about an hour and a half from Salt Lake City,
Utah on the I-80 towards Reno. Drive past the vast pools of sulfur, where
there's no escaping the smell of rotten eggs. Take exit No.4 and keep going
until the road ends. You'll feel a bump as the wheels of your car drop off
the edge of the pavement and then start rolling across the Bonneville Salt
Welcome to gearhead heaven.
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
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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.
1932 Ford Roadster Bonneville Salt Flat Racer SCTA all documented.
This is Gear Grinder member Jack Kukura's 1932 Ford Roadster. Genuine and
documented, SCTA Dry Lakes racing history from 1947 through 1960. One
owner, builder, co-driver, 1940 till his death in 2004. Current owner
purchased from Kukura family in 2005. It is fully documented through SCTA
The driver from 1956-1959 (?), was Jim Lindsley (father of Larry Lindsley),
who is in the 200 MPH Club and was SCTA and Gear Grinder President.
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.