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LAND SPEED RECORD

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Samuel Hawley is a writer of narrative nonfiction and fiction. His books are highly eclectic. He has written about 16th-century East Asian history, 19th-century Korean-American relations, Olympic sprinting and land speed racing and a circus elephant named Topsy who was electrocuted in 1903. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

ATHOL GRAHAM / CITY OF SALT LAKE: PHOTOS (PART 2)




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Zeldine Graham with the wreckage of the City of Salt Lake, 1960; she and Otto Anzjon decide to rebuild it and go after the LSR themselves (courtesy Butch Graham)


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Otto Anzjon's Speed Week pass, 1962; he died of leukemia later that year (courtesy June Rock, Otto's sister)


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In 1963 Zeldine Graham and Harry Muhlbach rebuilt the City, rechristening it the Graham Special, and tried yet again for the land speed record (courtesy Ron Christensen)


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Another view of the Graham Special at Bonneville in 1963 (courtesy Ron Christensen)


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Athol Graham's son Butch Graham has recently restored the City of Salt Lake. Here are some photos of early work on the chassis (courtesy Butch Graham)


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Butch Graham and Zeldine Graham posing in front of the restored City of Salt Lake, July 31, 2010. For more photos of Butch's restoration of the car and its subsequent unveiling and trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats, go tothe "Graham Liner Restoration" section at  www.chevyasylum.com.


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