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Google 11/17/2018 11:12:36 PM

In Passing - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

In Passing
The Sydney Morning Herald
Kitty O'Neil entered the Guinness Book of World Records for several achievements, including breaking the women's land-speed record in 1976, reaching a maximum speed of 618 mph and an average speed of 512.7 mph in a rocket-powered racing car.

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Google 11/16/2018 10:05:00 AM

Today in History: American driver breaks the land-speed record - Roodepoort Northsider


Roodepoort Northsider

Today in History: American driver breaks the land-speed record
Roodepoort Northsider
For nearly 20 years, the fastest man on land had been England's John Cobb, who had driven his internal-combustion Railton Special at a record 634,403km/h at the same venue in 1947 (Bonneville was a popular place for drag races and speed tests because ...

Google 11/15/2018 4:16:28 AM

Ramona resident looks to break a third land speed record - fox5sandiego.com


fox5sandiego.com

Ramona resident looks to break a third land speed record
fox5sandiego.com
RAMONA, Calif. -- Ramona resident Cal Rothe holds two land speed records over 200 miles per hour and is more than happy to race anything with wheels. This weekend, Rothe and his team aim to hit 206 miles per hour at El Mirage in order call themselves ...

Google 11/8/2018 5:09:04 AM

Featured obituary: She set the land-speed record for women - Bend Bulletin


New York Times

Featured obituary: She set the land-speed record for women
Bend Bulletin
On a dry lake in the Alvord Desert in Oregon in December 1976, Kitty O'Neil wedged herself into a three-wheeled rocket-powered vehicle called the SMI Motivator. She gave the throttle two taps to awaken the engine and then watched an assistant count ...
Kitty O'Neil, Stuntwoman and Speed Racer, Is Dead at 72New York Times

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Google 11/7/2018 3:22:35 AM

Father-daughter duo sets land speed world record on farm tractor - KTRK-TV


Father-daughter duo sets land speed world record on farm tractor
KTRK-TV
Thirty years ago, a tractor belonging to a father-daughter duo was plowing fields. Today that same tractor has a much different purpose. "What do you mean you're going to Arkansas to set a land speed record? It's odd, but it's very normal for us ...

Google 11/1/2018 10:51:21 PM

Local father, daughter duo sets land speed world record on farm tractor - WOWK


Local father, daughter duo sets land speed world record on farm tractor
WOWK
MARIETTA, OH (WOWK) - Thirty years ago, a tractor that now belongs to the Archer family in Marietta, Ohio, was plowing fields. Today that same tractor has a much different purpose. The Archer family is close. Aside from their family business ...

Google 10/29/2018 9:27:27 PM

The ambitious Bloodhound SSC 100 land speed record effort needs $32 million, fast - Autoweek


Autoweek

The ambitious Bloodhound SSC 100 land speed record effort needs $32 million, fast
Autoweek
For about a decade now, the British Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) effort has been working on a rocket-powered car it hopes to use to smash the vehicular land speed record, currently held by the 763-mph Thrust SSC with a 1,000-plus mph run. We've ...

Google 10/23/2018 3:35:27 PM

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