Saturday, July 21, 2007

Stanley Rocket - July 21, 2007

Another early racing car, referred to as a "freak" in contemporary publications, was the Stanley Rocket, a steam-powered car which set the land speed record of 127.7 miles per hour at Daytona Beach in 1906. An improved version of the car returned to Daytona in 1907 and reached 150 mph before it hit a dip in the sand and wrecked itself. If it were not for the wire wheels, it would not look like a 1906 car.

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