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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 5)




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The Green Monster on tour in 1965, on display in a supermarket parking lot. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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The Monster on tour, Las Vegas, 1965. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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Art Arfons (right), Ed Snyder (center) and Bud Groff with their motorbikes in the parking lot of the Wendover Motel, likely 1965. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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The Green Monster at Bonneville, Oct. 1964, being prepped for a speed run. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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The Monster at the side of the Bonneville course, 1964, Lee Pendleton's truck behind. You can just make out the tow line that has been attached to the Monster's nose. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein) 


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The Monster hooked up to its start cart, getting ready for a run, 1965. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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Another view of the Monster attached to its start cart, 1965, Bud Groff in cap. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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A cameraman films as Art prepares to squeeze into the Monster's cockpit. This shot would appear to be from Oct. 1964. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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Another close call for Art and the Green Monster, Nov. 1965. This time a tire blow-out shattered the rear end of the jet car and sent it careening off course and across a survey stake that damaged the nose. Art's new speed record: 576 mph. (courtesy Tom Mayenschein)


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Art Arfons at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Nov. 1966, after surviving the 600+mph crash that marked the end of his speed duel with Craig Breedlove. (courtesy Harvey Shapiro)


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Arthur Eugene Arfons
(Feb. 3, 1926 - Dec. 3, 2007)


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