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Challenging The Land Speed Record
The current land speed record stands at 1,223 kilometres per hour but Roscoe McGlashan wants to go even faster and he has a rocket-powered dream machine that might just let him do it. As seen on Catalyst, ABC TV Australia, 3 Jun 2010.





Burt Munro's 1920 Indian Scout
This is the 1920 Indian Scout built and driven by Burt Munro. Jay Leno on commentary. Three times during the '60's it set the World's fastest flying mile record for motorcycles under 1000cc at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This is not the reproduction used in the "The World's Fastest Indian" starring Anthony Hopkins, but the actual bike that set the record. Fortunately this is the second year of the Concours d'Elegance to feature motorcycles on the green. This year they featured the salt flat racers and their contribution to Hot Rodding. I was very lucky to see and hear this amazing piece of history. For more information about Burt Munro, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Munro Or buy "The World's Fastest Indian" because it's a true story. It's one of my favorites, and surely will not disappoint any gear head. Anthony's perfectly cast for the role.





Top Fuel Motorcycle Dirt Drag Racing
Extreme Top Fuel Motorcycle Dirt Drag Shoot Out. Let her Rip https://www.facebook.com/Dixiedirtdraggers?fref=ts





Craig Arfon's Fatal Crash
From Motorsport Memorial. ___________________________________ Craig Arfons' 5,500hp jet hydroplane called "Rain-X Record Challenger" went out of control and crashed during a water speed record attempt in Jackson Lake near Sebring, Florida. The boat had reached a speed of 263 mph before it became airborne and began to cartwheel across the lake. Arfons tried to deploy a safety parachute, but the angle at which his boat was traveling prevented the parachute from opening. Arfons was killed as his boat shattered around him, suffering multiple injuries. Craig Arfons was a former automobile drag racing champion. Craig's survivors included: his girlfriend, Brenda Patterson; his son, Chad, 17; his parents, Walter C. and Gertrude (Becker) Arfons; a sister, Patricia; a brother, Walter T. Arfons; and his uncle, Arthur Eugene "Art" Arfons. Both his father and uncle had been world land and water speed record holders. Walt Arfons was a pioneer in the use of aircraft jet engines for speed record attempts. He set the world water speed record in 1979 at Milan on the Michigan Lake. Art Arfons (1926-2007) set the land speed record on 07 November 1965 at Bonneville Salt Flats driving the "Green Monster" at 576.533 mph, about 927 km/h. According to magazine Rombo, issue 18 July 1989, Craig Arfons was the sixth boater to be killed in America since 1936 while attempting the world water speed record.




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