Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mormon Meteor Speed Records

Mormon Meteor: David Abbott (Ab) Jenkins, Owner-Driver and founder of the Salt Flats as a race course. Utah born and reared 1883. Religion, (Mormon). Holder of more world's unlimited records than any man in history of sports. The only man who has ever driven an automobile continuously without relief for 24 hours, under supervision of contest board. Awarded champion of champions plaque and cup for the world's safest driver. In 1950 at age 67, he made his fastest lap of 13 miles @ 199.19 M. P. H. Raced his last time in July, 1951. Now retired. He attributes his stamina to the fact, he never in his life, tasted liquor or tobacco. 

These records and many others were established on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah under A. A. A. supervision

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