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Fast, I mean REALLY FAST!!!!

By GoldyLocks

This was a "wish I could'a been there" event.

630 miles per hour and not looking back to worry about anyone catching up.

Gary Gabelich drove the Blue Flame on the Bonneville Salt Flats to a world record speed of over 631 mph.

Ok, this was rocket-powered, liquid nitrogen and all of that...but it was on land, and it was fast.

I fly planes because I like speed and the feel of freedom in the air. Normally, my planes get up around 200 knots (around 230 mph) and when I am close to the ground, you know, about 1000 feet or so, I feel that this is plenty fast. So, imagine 630 mph on the ground.

That's some guts; and some engineering.

And, it all happened today, back in 1970.

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