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Video: 1928 Land speed record attempt goes horribly wrong

Submitted by on April 1, 2014

lockhart-and-stutz-black-hawkDuring braver times, 1926 Indy 500 winner Frank Lockhart roared down Daytona Beach at nearly 200mph.

This piece of footage shot from both air and ground captures the moment in 1928 when legendary driver Frank Lockhart was killed whilst attempting a land speed run on Daytona Beach. The date was April 25th, and the car was the Stutz Black Hawk Special Streamliner – a supercharged 200mph build. Lockhart reached 198.29mph (319.1km/h) during his warmup run before losing control and rolling violently down the beach during the return pass. Braver times indeed.

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