Wingfoot Express, Bonneville Raceway, Utah

This image shows the record setting rocket car called “The Wingfoot Express“, which was driven by Tom Green to a new land speed record on October 2, 1964. The original driver, Walt Arfons, had suffered a heart attack the day before and could not drive.

Pub. by Geo. McLean Company, Box 7146, Murray 7, Utah 84107

The description states:



Walt Arfons Wingfoot Express set a world land speed record of 413.20 miles per hour on the world’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats. Wendover Utah-Nevada. Tom Green, the driver.

–The record would be broken by Art Arfons in the same vehicle only three days later. This vehicle differed from most previous record holders in that the engine was a rocket motor, and did not provide power to the wheels.

This image likely dates from the 1960s.

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