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[Photograph 2012.201.B0229.0582]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "JOHN COBB, the speed-loving London fur broker, is shown at the wheel of racer just before setting out on the salt bed race track in Utah for a 24-hour grind that unofficially eclipsed the record of countryman, Capt. George E. T. Eyston."
Date: September 14, 1936
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0229.0576]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "John Cobb, 200-pound Briton standing in the cockpit of his tiny car in which he hopes to go well over 300 miles per hour."
Date: August 8, 1938
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0097.0364]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The buzz buggies of auto racing take over in Taft stadium July 29 and here are Marvin Clair (left), Jay Booth (center) and Hugh Rogers checking up on track construction work now in progress in the football park."
Date: July 17, 1946
Creator: McLaughlin, Al
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0097.0363]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Jay Booth, city offenhauser driver, lights a cigarette after a practice trip around the Taft stadium quarter mile speedway, over which he and 15 other midget racing aces will compete Monday night in the final race of the year, the 100-lap, 25-mile Grand Prix."
Date: November 19, 1946
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0229.0585]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "In a surprise one-hour sprint over the salt flats here John Cobb (above) of England smashed the existing record with an average 167.690-miles per hour, he is here with his speedster for a 48-hour assault on the world automobile speed record."
Date: September 11, 1936
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0229.0584]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "John Cobb in the cockpit of his racing car before his 369.23 one-way dash down the 13-mile saline course."
Date: August 22, 1939
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0229.0575]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Scotland, Sept. 29-UP- John Cobb 'the fastest man on earth' died of a broken neck Monday after his jet propelled speedboat,' Crusader,' disintegrated as he flashed over Loch Ness at 206.8 miles per hour."
Date: September 29, 1952
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0097.0361]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Two former Oklahoma City race drivers who now live in Denver will be at the wheels of high powered Offenhausers Monday at 8 pm when the 600-lap Milk and Ice Fund classic gets under way at Taft Stadium."
Date: August 31, 1951
Creator: Petrauskas, Kazimir
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0418B.0307]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Starter Ollie Goodridge discusses the 500-lap midget racing marathon here next Monday with one of the well-known entrants, Speedy Matheny, fire chief of Rosenberg Texas, who has been a speedster since 1939 and owns his own Offy"
Date: August 28, 1950
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0268.0180]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Cityan Evard Humphrey (left) will be trying to take away Tulsan Jackie Howerton's (right) title tonight on the half mile track at the State fair of Oklahoma."
Date: 1970
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0229.0579]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Fastest thing on wheels ! John Cobb's 2,600 horsepower " Railton Red Lion "is a blurred silver streak as the British speed driver races to a new land speed record of 368.85 miles per hour at Bonneville salt flats, Utah."
Date: September 23, 1939
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society