Sunday 18th September 1932
Ab Jenkins began a solo 24-hour drive in a new Pierce-Arrow V-12 at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, US. He made his run on a huge circular course and at the end of the day, his numbers stacked up like this: 112.91 miles per hour for 24 hours for a total distance of 2,710 miles. Although he made numerous pit stops for fuel, food and drink, he never left the seat of the big Pierce for the duration of the run and the engine never skipped a beat. But while he and Pierce management were quite pleased with the results, that formidable record would never be recognized by the AAA Contest Board, the official sanctioning body for endurance attempts at the time. They had suspended and fined him for a number of alleged infractions at Muroc Dry Lake the previous year and thus refused to certify this epic run.