For years George Eyston was locked in combat with fellow Brit John Cobb who favored lighter, more streamlined speed attempt vehicles. Cobb eventually emerged victorious nailing a 394mph record in 1947 that stood for more than a decade.
The massive eight-wheeled "Thunderbolt" never ran without having at least one tire deflate in the process. It is the biggest and heaviest car to ever set a record on the salt at Bonneville. In 1938 Captain Eyston made a record on the Bonneville Flats in the State of Utah. He drove his car over the measured mile in 10.17 seconds, which is at