(via Dark Roasted Blend: Land Speed Record Vehicles, Part 2: Jet Propulsion 1960s-1980s)

Craig Breedlove has held the land speed record five times during his career, driving a number of different turbojet-powered vehicles, all of which he named Spirit of America. At Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in September 1963, Breedlove became the first driver to exceed 400 mph (640 km/h), when he set the record at 407.447 miles per hour (655.722 km/h). He was also the first driver to reach 500 mph (800 km/h), and 600 mph (970 km/h), in later record attempts.

(via Dark Roasted Blend: Land Speed Record Vehicles, Part 2: Jet Propulsion 1960s-1980s)

Craig Breedlove has held the land speed record five times during his career, driving a number of different turbojet-powered vehicles, all of which he named Spirit of America. At Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in September 1963, Breedlove became the first driver to exceed 400 mph (640 km/h), when he set the record at 407.447 miles per hour (655.722 km/h). He was also the first driver to reach 500 mph (800 km/h), and 600 mph (970 km/h), in later record attempts.

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