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Author Topic: Looking for an update on the last jet car built by Craig Breedlove . . .  (Read 742 times)

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Offline tallguy

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I understand that Steve Fossett modified it, but don't know anything else -- such as who now owns it, whether
anyone has plans to run it, etc.

I'd sure like to learn that it'll be active again (and may I add SAFELY) before someone goes 1,000 mph.

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Re: Looking for an update on the last jet car built by Craig Breedlove . . .
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 12:05:40 PM »
I understand that Steve Fossett modified it, but don't know anything else -- such as who now owns it, whether
anyone has plans to run it, etc.

I'd sure like to learn that it'll be active again (and may I add SAFELY) before someone goes 1,000 mph.
Maybe you should make the museum an offer.

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Re: Looking for an update on the last jet car built by Craig Breedlove . . .
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2019, 06:03:32 PM »
https://wingsmuseum.org/portfolio/spirit-of-america-sonic-arrow/

Thank you, TrickyDicky.  I live kinda near Craig Breedlove, and have met him several times.  Maybe I'll plan a
visit with him.

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Re: Looking for an update on the last jet car built by Craig Breedlove . . .
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 05:21:40 PM »
1-2 years ago, I contacted the Museum where the car is and asked them about them selling it. The person whom I spoke to said the car will never be for sale. Maybe that's the agreement when the Fossett estate/heirs donated the car to the museum?
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Re: Looking for an update on the last jet car built by Craig Breedlove . . .
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 10:31:02 PM »
Thank you for the information.  I found it interesting but sad -- knowing something about all the time, effort, and
money that went into this vehicle, that saw such limited "action" (speed runs).  But life goes on.