Spirit of America Land Speed Record Was initially A Motorcycle Record - gallery

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  • Spirit of America Land Speed Record Was initially A Motorcycle Record - gallery
  • Spirit of America Land Speed Record Was initially A Motorcycle Record - gallery
    A Controversial Land Speed Record
    LSR cars were supposed to have four wheels, with two of them driven. Spirit of America had none of that so was classed as a motorcycle!
  • Spirit of America Land Speed Record Was initially A Motorcycle Record - gallery
    Turn Around
    For a record to be legal, two runs have to be completed in opposite directions within an hour, which necessitated some smart work by the crew
  • Spirit of America Land Speed Record Was initially A Motorcycle Record - gallery
    Towing The Line
    To keep him on track on the featureless salt flats, a line was 'painted' with old engine oil.
  • Spirit of America Land Speed Record Was initially A Motorcycle Record - gallery
    Job Done
    Breedlove climbs out after setting a two-way average of 407.45mph
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