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Samuel Hawley is a writer of narrative nonfiction. 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.

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ART ARFONS / GREEN MONSTER: BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS AUDIO (CLIP 1)


September 29, 1965. Art Arfons has held the land speed record for nearly a year. He has the last week of the month booked on the Bonneville Salt Flats, in case Craig Breedlove breaks his record. Breedlove hasn't (not yet, anyway), so Art is using the week for other purposes. Two days before, Betty Skelton ran Art's Cyclops jet dragster to claim the women's LSR. Now Art is doing standing-start acceleration tests through the quarter-mile and mile in his Green Monster.


Here is some raw, unedited audio of the sounds that day on the Salt. The recording was made by Sports Illustrated writer Jack Olsen. Jack has the recorder slung over his shoulder and is just letting the mike pick up whatever is going on. The periodic squeaking you hear is the sound of the recorder's strap rubbing when Jack is walking. Art Arfons' voice can be heard starting at 2:13. His first words are: "Well okay, don't nobody walk behind there no more..." The man giving instructions, "Joe," is Joe Petrali.

To listen, click here.


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