1959

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Breedlove begins construction of the Spirit of America streamliner in his parent’s backyard… At Bonneville, Athol Graham turns 344 mph in his homemade, Allison-powered Spirit of Salt Lake streamliner… garbed in black leather and an oxygen mask, California hot rodder Mickey Thompson makes some ramp-up laps in his Challenger I, a four-wheel drive streamliner, whose chassis consists of steel purchased from a junkyard and whose power comes from four Pontiac engines. Thompson reaches a peak of 363 mph.

The rains come.

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