Tom Green driving the Wingfoot Express, raised the land speed record to 413


Friday 2nd October 1964

Tom Green driving the Wingfoot Express, raised the land speed record to 413.20 mph at the Bonneville Salts Flats, Utah, US. Within 3 days, however, the record was been reset by Art Arfons. Although the record run had demonstrated that Wingfoot Express clearly had much more speed available, Green decided to not push his luck and retired from competition, returning to his regular job. He is today a vice president of the company, which used to produce torque wrenches for Snap-On.


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