A History of the Land Speed Record

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Green Monster
Art Arfons sits on the tail of his aptly named "Green Monster," which he drove at 300 mph at Bournemouth's Hurn Airport in a practice run. In the 1960s, he set speeds exceeding 530 mph and in 1965, he set the record with 576.553 mph.

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