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
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Indian Motorcycle: The Spirit of Munro
Between the years of 1926 and 1961, one man from a small town in New
Zealand dreamed of setting a land speed record on a 1920 Indian Scout. In
1962 at the Bonneville salt flats that man's dream finally came true.
To honor the past and power the future, Indian Motorcycle built the Spirit
of Munro, an all-metal tribute bike which would house the new Thunder
Stroke 111™ engine. On May 5, 2013 the bike was run on a dry lake bed in
California. A tribute to the great Burt Munro, and a celebration of the
Indian Motorcycle that is yet to come.
ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF MUNRO:
Fully custom-built, the Spirit of Munro is an all-metal tribute to the
racers and mechanics throughout history who have collectively built the
legacy of record-breaking racing performance and strength that is Indian
The motorcycle is named in honor of Burt Munro's "Munro Special," the
historic 1920 Indian Scout that broke the under-1000cc land-speed record in
1967 at the Bonneville Salt Flats as famously portrayed in the motion
picture "The World's Fastest Indian."
The Spirit of Munro was constructed by Jeb Scolman of Jeb's Metal and Speed
in Long Beach, CA. It was designed from the ground up to house the new
Thunder Stroke 111™ engine and showcase its awe-inspiring power and
See more at http://www.indianmotorcycle.com
Bonneville Salt Flats ACK Attack Streamliner Crash
This is the ACK Attack Streamliner. The crash occured during the 2004 BUB
Speed Trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats. This was the first time the
motorcycle streamliner had been driven at high speed. It crashed in the
middle of the timing blocks at a little over 300 mph!!
2013 Nostalgia Classic Tim Arfons Green Monster Nostalgia Drag Racing Quaker City Motorsports Park
Buy Drag Strip Riot Posters! http://www.maziracing.com/2004poster/index.htm
May 26, 3013 - Nostalgia Classic at Quaker City Motorsports Park - Salem,
First pass of the day for Tim Arfons in the recreated turbine-powered Green
Monster 19 front engine dragster. Read full build story featured June/2012
Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nostalgia Top Fuel, Nitromethane.
Don Vesco & The Silver Bird 1975
In 1975 the legendary Don Vesco became the first to break the 300 mph
barrier on the Bonneville Salt Flats with his twin engine, TZ 750 cc Yamaha
streamliner, The Silver Bird. Take a ride with Don. For more info go to