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Oct. 22, 2020

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Speed demons: The Blue Flame and other land speed recordholders

Fifty years ago Friday, race car driver Gary Gabelich set a new land speed record of 622.4 miles per hour driving a car with a rocket engine powered by peroxide and liquefied natural gas at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. His record stood for 13 years.

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