Saving the Goldenrod: Historic LSR Car to be Featured at Henry Ford Museum

The Goldenrod, one of the most famed Land Speed Record cars ever to sniff salt, is headed to the Henry Ford Museum. Featuring four naturally-aspirated Hemis, the car set an FIA two-way record of 409.277, which still stands, although other wheel-driven vehicles have since gone faster, and the jet-powered Thrust SSC driven by Andy Green holds the title of fastest land vehicle in history. But the Goldenrod brought the piston-engined record back to the US, wresting it from Donald Campbell's Bluebird in 1965. The car is currently being restored in Southern California and needs volunteers to help out. E-mail John Baechtel at Westech Performance to offer your services.
-Davey G. Johnson

American Treasure [Hot Rod]

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