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
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