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#1 OFFLINE   Ratdat

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:00 PM

First Evel Knievil and now one of my all time heros, Art Arfons :cry: Arfons was the master of knocking up some old shite in his back shed with limited money and tools and then going out to break a land speed record in it. In the early 60's he battled with Craig breedlove for the land speed record and won it three times in a car that had cost him to about $10k to build in his shed. Breedloves corporately sponsored car stood him over quarter of a million. Arfons car didn't even have any plans...he just made it. He bought a jet engine from a scrap dealer, hung it up in his shed and made a car round it. He set the record at 576mph in that car and later survived crashing it at 610mph after a wheel bearing siezed! There aren't many men like this in the world any more. Ingenious, dedicated and fearless! RIP Art Arfons.

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You can read a bit more about the manHERE The dude who wrote this article wrote a book called "man against the salt" which is a cracking read. Well worth looking out for.

#2 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:55 PM

Different times mate- who says the world is a better place?
Barkas,Datsun 411s, U11sssFiat 850, 1100's,124, 127, Stradas, Croma,Regata,Coupes,Gaz's,Isuzu 117,Bellel,BellettFord Taunus,Transit p/up, Nissan Pintara,Pug J7,505, MussoRenault 4,5,9's,12's,18's,Fuegos,21,25, Safrane, Colorale,Fregate's,Caravelle,Seat Ibiza,Ronda, Simca Aronde, 1100, Standard's (various),<p>Zast 313, Zaz 968's

#3 OFFLINE   55bloke

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:22 AM

Amen to that! Can you imagine what the Health and Safety Nazis would've made of that? :lol:




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