Sport: Land Mark

"It was a tremendous sensation whistling over the salt at 347 miles an hour. Whistling is the only word I know to describe it." Thus spoke mustachioed, 41-year-old Captain George Edward Thomas Eyston, British auto racer, after driving his seven-ton, eight-wheeled, 3,600-h.p. Thunderbolt 13 miles along a black line on Utah's famed Bonneville salt flats one morning last week. His time for the measured mile (preceded by six to speed up and six to slow down) was the fastest land mark ever made—*—36 miles an hour faster than the world's record (311.42 m.p.h.) he...

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