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History Craig Breedlove's Spirit of America Secret Weapon

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by samhawley, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. samhawley
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 32


    Hey guys, Sam Hawley here, author of the land speed books "Speed Duel: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties," and most recently Craig Breedlove's authorized biography, "Ultimate Speed." Just a heads-up that I'm making a new LAND SPEED LEGENDS series that you guys might like. Here's Episode 1, on "Craig Breedlove's Spirit of America Secret Weapon." I bet you haven't heard this story! (Teaser: interesting connection to Dan Gurney and Indy cars!)
  2. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,730

    from Canada

    How does one obtain your books?
  3. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,980

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    The NHRA museum had a Craig Breedlove night there a coupla months back.
    Glad I went, some great stories. Those guys got away with a lota "stuff".

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  4. sevenhills1952
    Joined: Mar 14, 2018
    Posts: 940


    I saw Spirit of America on display many years ago. One funny story I heard was he and Art Arfons returning from a speed run went through a highway speed trap. The officer didn't recognize him and said "who do you think you are, Art Arfons?". He answers "no...I'm Craig Breedlove".

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  5. samhawley
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 32


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  6. samhawley
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 32


    I was there! Signed a bunch of copies of "Ultimate Speed" with Craig.
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  7. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,266


    Subscribed also.
    Thanks Sam for bringing Bonneville right into my den/office. Just great stuff.
  8. johnod
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 780


    These are both very good reads, just finished the Breedlove book and loaned to a friend who is also enjoying it. The Speed Duel book is especially good.
  9. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,960

    from Dublin, OH

    Great video, looking forward to future installments.
    Thanks for bringing them to the H.A.M.B.!

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