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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.





Art Arfons and Green Monster, Nov. 1966
In November 1966, Art Arfons returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats to reclaim the land speed record from his rival, Craig Breedlove. Their speed duel was two years old by this point. Art had set the record three times, Breedlove five. Each record had nearly cost Art his life, for his Green Monster jet car had a bad habit of blowing a rear tire at high speeds. To guard against this, he installed double rear tires for 1966. His goal: to better Breedlove's mark of 600.601 mph. This footage is from Art's first two days on the Salt, November 14 and 15, 1966. This video was created by Samuel Hawley, author of "Speed Duel: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties," the most comprehensive published account of the Arfons-Breedlove LSR story. Here's my home page: http://www.samuelhawley.com The music is a cover by Ben Turk of Frank Klepacki's "Hell March." Check out Ben's Youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/PQleyR?feature=watch





Bonneville 71 Short Film | NASCAR RACE HUB
'Bonneville 71' tells the story of Harry Hyde, Bobby Isaac and the Dodge Daytona that set records at the Bonneville Salt Flats after being banned in NASCAR. SUBSCRIBE to get the latest FOX Sports content: https://www.youtube.com/FoxSports Watch the latest popular FOX Sports clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrTYW4xSMlY&list=PLSoN6Th-EepNkAbtoXFyKdMPd 8lvG95wj Connect with FOX Sports Online: Visit the FOXSports WEBSITE: http://www.foxsports.com/ Like FOX Sports on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/foxsports Follow FOX Sports on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/foxsports Follow FOX Sports on INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/foxsports/ About FOXSports: With exclusive highlights, original programming, and behind the scenes footage, FOX Sports' YouTube channel provides the sports content that fans are hungry for. FOX Sports coverage includes a variety of sports and leagues such as: College Basketball, College Football, MLB, NASCAR, NFL, Soccer, UFC and Golden Boy boxing, and adds USGA events, including the U.S. Open, and FIFA Women’s World Cup. FOX Sports Original programs include: NASCAR RACE HUB, MLB WHIPAROUND, FOX SPORTS LIVE, OUTKICK THE SHOW and many more. FOX Sports coverage includes athletes such as: Tim Tebow, Tom Brady, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Wayne Rooney, Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick, Brad Keselowski, Steph Curry, James Harden, Mike Trout, Alex Rodriguez, Shaq, Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, LeVeon Bell, Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch and many more.





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.




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