In 2008, photographer Jeff Brock moved from Flint, Michigan, to Phoenix, Arizona. At his new home, he noticed a run-down car in an old sawmill, which after a closer inspection turned out to be a 1952 Buick Super Riviera.
Coincidentally, he saw a speed record chasing film during this time and he made up his mind to resurrect the old road cruiser into a world record car. And he had just two months to make one. Brock connects with the owner of Automotive Machine Service, Doug Anderson who with his experience steps in to assist him.
A lot of modifications later, including chopping off the roof by 8 inches, fitting a JEGS made 750 CFM carburettor, headlight covering coated with copper sulphate, etc. this high-speed racing car labelled “Bombshell Betty” got created in time for the event at Bonneville in August 2009.
Jeff Brock competed in the class XO^ / GCC^^, which he also wrote in large letters on the aluminium body just above the rear wheels. The cryptic designation of the star class included combustion engines of older design.
Jeff Brock achieved a record speed of exactly 211 km/hr on his debut. This was enough to set a new record in his class. In the very same year, he forced up his own record to 216 km/hr, and in 2010 he improved it again to 228 km/hr. He reached his fourth record in 2012 with a measured speed of 261 km/hr and in the same year he surpassed that record at the Nationals World Finals when the speed was officially confirmed at 266 km/hr.
^ XO = any car produced prior to 1960 and having an overhead-valve inline-six, inline flathead, flathead V-8 or flathead V-12 engine with a maximum displacement of 325 cc
^^ GCC = Gas Competition Coupe
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|Theme||Racing Sports - Records|