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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 3)


November 7, 1965, Art's first day on the Salt, less than an hour after the previous clip (Clip 2). Art has just gone all-out on his very first run to reclaim the LSR from Breedlove with an average speed of 576.553 mph. He almost crashed on the return leg due to a blown tire, the explosion so powerful it blasted away some of the car's body. The jolt sent Art careening off the course and onto the rough and over a survey stake that tore up the front end of the Monster. He emerged from the cockpit spitting mad, thinking something had gone through and fodded his J-79 engine. Fortunately, that wasn't the case; the Monster was battered but it could be repaired.

Here's some raw, unedited audio
recorded by Sports Illustrated writer Jack Olsen of the sounds of people gathering around the Monster immediately following this memorable run. You can hear a kid at the very start say, "His tire's blew." Around 1:50 an exasperated course official starts telling people to stay back, away from the car. 

To listen, click here.


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