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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.

ART ARFONS / GREEN MONSTER: PHOTOS (PART 2)




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Art Arfons' J-79 jet engine, mounted on the Green Monster's chassis, is ready for test-firing out behind Art's Pickle Road workshop. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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Another view of the J-79, bare on the Monster's chassis. That's Art with his back to the camera. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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The Green Monster's body taking shape. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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The Green Monster under construction, looking forward from the tail, which was initially equipped with a rudder to assist with steering. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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The Green Monster at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1964, Art's ingenious hydraulic "wing" prominent over the nose. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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By way of comparison, here is how the Monster looked upon its return to Bonneville in 1965, with a needle-like sonic probe projecting out the front and its tail rudder fixed in a neutral position. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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Art Arfons (left) and Charlie Mayenschein (center) posing with Nathan Ostich (with camera) outside Joe Petrali's "U-SAC Shack," Bonneville, 1964. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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Bud Groff (left), Ed Snyder (center) and Art Arfons, Bonneville, 1964, with Kay Kimes over on the left, in front of the Green Monster. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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The Green Monster with Art Arfons' legendary bus that served as truck, workshop and bunkhouse. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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Ed Snyder with the jet car he helped build - and that would cause his so much stress. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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Getting the Green Monster ready for a run, 1964. The steering rudder along the trailing edge of the tail, abandoned in 1965 as ineffective, can clearly be seen. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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