Spirit of America Land Speed Record Was initially A Motorcycle Record

Three Wheels But Classed as a Motorcycle

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!

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

Towing The Line

To keep him on track on the featureless salt flats, a line was 'painted' with old engine oil.

Job Done

Breedlove climbs out after setting a two-way average of 407.45mph


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