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Lee Bible, in the tri-motored "Triplex", attempted a land speed record in 1929 on Daytona Beach. The Triplex weighed seven tons and was powered by three 12-cylinder Liberty Aircraft engines (1,200HP). Bible was clocked at 202MPH when the car suddenly swerved and crashed into the dunes and rolled for 200 feet, killing a cameraman. Bible was thrown from the car and also killed. He was 30MPH short of the record.

Lee Bible, in the tri-motored "Triplex", attempted a land speed record in 1929 on Daytona Beach. The Triplex weighed seven tons and was powered by three 12-cylinder Liberty Aircraft engines (1,200HP). Bible was clocked at 202MPH when the car suddenly swerved and crashed into the dunes and rolled for 200 feet, killing a cameraman. Bible was thrown from the car and also killed. He was 30MPH short of the record.

Here's the Challenger team that made Mickey Thompson the fastest man in the world when he reached 406.60 mph on September 9, 1960, at the Bonneville Salt Flats

Here's the Challenger team that made Mickey Thompson the fastest man in the world when he reached 406.60 mph on September 9, 1960, at the Bonneville Salt Flats

They had streamlining down by 1952s "The Beast III" There's a devil in the details.

They had streamlining down by 1952s "The Beast III" There's a devil in the details.

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