The need for speed: See history racing across the Bonneville Salt Flats
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Captain George Eyston in his car Thunderbolt, the world’s most powerful car, travelled at 309. 6 miles per hour on the salt beds near Utah, Salt Lake City. This is the highest speed ever reached on land, but Thunderbolt broke down on the return run and the chance of an official record was denied Eyston. Captain George Eyston hurtling down the salt flats in his huge car, Thunderbolt, on Oct. 28, 1937, near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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