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Race car in desert

Flamin’ Betty {format} {format} 4:48 Barrett Golding

263 miles-per-hour is the world land speed record for Class E Supercharged Fuel Competition Coupes, set at the Bonneville Salt Flats ("the fastest place on earth") in the Utah desert. The record holder is Betty Burkland, a 63-year-old grandmother from Great Falls, Montana. Interviews and music from the film "Return to Bonneville." (Music: Jeff Arntsen; Recordings: Jim Kehoe) [transcript]

Broadcast: Oct 15 2004 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Technology, Sports