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LAND SPEED RECORD

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LAND SPEED RECORD

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Samuel Hawley is a writer of narrative nonfiction and fiction. His books are highly eclectic. He has written about 16th-century East Asian history, 19th-century Korean-American relations, Olympic sprinting and land speed racing and a circus elephant named Topsy who was electrocuted in 1903. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

LAND SPEED MISCELLANEOUS: PHOTOS




valkyrie bill frederick speed week 1962
Bill Fredericks working on his Valkyrie jet car at the Western Motel in Wendover during Speed Week, 1962 (courtesy Ron Christensen)


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Another view of Valkyrie (courtesy Ron Christensen)


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Another shot of Bill Fredericks' Valkyrie jet car on its trailer, August 1962 (photo by Dennis Jones)


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Bill Fredericks hauling Valkyrie onto the Bonneville Salt Flats for Speed Week, August 1962. Bill spent the week waiting to run but was unable to because he couldn't get insurance (courtesy Ron Christensen)


bill bob summers goldenrod lsr 1965
The Summers brothers, Bob (left) and Bill, with their Goldenrod racer which set the wheel-driven LSR in 1965 (courtesy Bill Moore)


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A neat shot taken by Ron Christensen of a friend clowning around on a flooded Bonneville Salt Flats, Mickey Thompson's Autolite Special in the background, 1968 (courtesy Ron Christensen)


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This is a composite image I made for a possible cover design for Speed Duel that the publisher didn't use. (Ron Christensen, who knows Photoshop better than I do, helped clean it up. Thanks Ron!) I admit, it's not perfect. For starters, it makes Spirit of America look smaller than it actually was. But heck, I still like it.

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