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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: SPEED DUEL INTERVIEW LIST



In order to save space, the publisher did not include the complete list of interviews in the bibliography for Speed Duel. Here it is.

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Interviews and Correspondence

Arfons, Art. Video interview with Tom Mayenschein, circa 1990.

Arfons, Gertrude. Interview with the author, July 2009. [Walt’s wife]

Arfons, Terry. Interview with the author, July 2009. [Walt’s son]

Arfons, Tim. Interview with the author, June and November 2009. [Art’s son]

Arfons, Walter. Interview and correspondence with the author, July-September, 2009.

Bowman, Cynthia. Interview with the author, June 2009. [Craig Breedlove’s half-sister]

Bowman, Portia. Interview with the author, June 2009. [Craig’s mother]

Bradshaw, Alan. Interview and correspondence with the author, May-June, 2009. [the only paid, full-time employee of the Flying Caduceus project]

Breedlove, Craig. Interviews with the author, July 2009 and February 2010.

Brock, Joann. Interviews with the author, June 2009. [Ray Brock’s widow]

Callaway, George. Interview with the author, June 2009. [Green Monster crew member]

Christensen, Ron. Correspondence with the author, December 2009-January 2010. [teenager in Wendover in 1960s; eyewitness to many of the LSR bids]

Creach, Judy. Interview with the author, July 2009. [Mickey Thompson’s first wife]

Davids, Bob. Interview and correspondence with the author, June-July 2009. [member of Spirit of America team]

Elischer, Victor. Interview and correspondence with the author, May-July 2009. [the only one of the four co-owners of the Infinity jet car still living; was the project’s technical expert]

Frank, Lee. Interview with the author, July 2009. [Craig Breedlove’s second wife]

Freebairn, Mike. Interview with the author, June 2009. [long-time friend of Craig Breedlove’s; associated with first Spirit]

Fukuya, Tom. Correspondence with the author, June-December 2009. [friend of Vic Elischer; an important volunteer on the Infinity project; Tom’s name was painted on the car’s chassis along with the four principals]

Goldstein, Stan. Interviews and correspondence with the author, May-June, 2009. [Craig Breedlove’s friend since junior high; manager of Spirit of America-Sonic I team; only person to serve on team for all of Craig’s LSR bids]

Graham, Butch. Interview with the author, September 2009. [Athol Graham’s son]

Graham, Loie. Correspondence with the author, September 2009. [Athol’s daughter]

Graham, Zeldine. Interview with the author, June 2009. [Athol’s widow]

Groff, Ted. Interviews with the author, July and September 2009. [son of Bud Groff, one of Art Arfons’ inner circle]

Hanna, Tom. Interview with the author, May 2009. [Glenn Leasher’s friend from back in Wichita; member of Breedlove’s Sonic 1 team]

Joswick, Tom. Interview and correspondence with the author, July 2009. [nephew of Art and Walt Arfons]

Kaska, Bill. Interview with the author, May 2009. [friend of Glenn Leasher’s; witness to the Infinity crash]

Klass, George. Interviews with the author, May and October 2009. [member of Sonic I team; employeed later by Breedlove]

Koken, Bob. Interview with the author, May 2009. [J-79 specialist assigned by GE to Sonic 1 crew]

Mayenschein, Tom. Interview with the author, October 2009. [son of Art Arfons’ pal and Green Monster crew member Charlie Mayenschein]

Melville, Lamar. Interview with the author, November 2009. [Utah State Highway Patrol officer stationed at Wendover during the 1960s; witness to Art Arfons’ crash in 1966]

Merriam, Bob. Interview and correspondence with the author, June 2009. [volunteer on Flying Caduceus crew]

Metz, Rexford. Interview with the author, May 2009. [cinematographer for 1963 film Spirit of America; at Bonneville with Spirit crew in 1962 and '63]

Moore, Bill. Interviews with the author, July and November 2009. [Craig Breedlove’s friend since childhood; member of Spirit team; made first designs for the car]

Muhlbach, Harry. Interviews with the author, September 2009. [rebuilt Athol Graham’s City of Salt Lake racer and raced it as the Graham Special; married Zeldine Graham]

Pendleton, Lee. Interviews with the author, June and September 2009. [Art Arfons friend and Green Monster crew member]

Petrali, Dave. Correspondence with the author, September 2009. [son of USAC head timer Joe Petrali.]

Potter, E. J. Interview with the author, June 2009. [Art Arfons friend and Green Monster crew member]

Rock, June. Interview and correspondence with the author, June-July 2009. [sister of Athol Graham’s assistant Otto Anzjon]

Russell, Art. Interview with the author, June 2009. [friend since high school of Craig Breedlove; built project models for both Spirit and Sonic I]

Schapel, Rodney. Interviews with the author, June-July 2009. [co-designer of Spirit; sued Craig after first record]

Shapiro, Harvey. Interview with the author, November 2008. [LSR writer; witness to Art Arfons’ 1966 crash]

Snyder, Nadine. Interview with the author, July 2009. [widow of Ed Snyder, Art Arfons’ partner and closest friend]

Voigt, Fritz. Interview with the author, July 2009. [partner of and chief mechanic for Mickey Thompson]

Wheeler, Harold “Humpy.” Interview with the author, August 2009. [Firestone publicity man; company handler for Art Arfons]

Wolfe, Lou. Interviews with the author, July 2009. [sister of Art and Walt Arfons]



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