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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.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.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

[Photograph 2012.201.B0229.0574]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "John Cobb, 47-year-old British auto racer, sits in the cockpit of the rebuilt three-ton Railton-Mobil Special racing car as workers prepare to lower the cowling into position at Brooklands, England."
Date: July 9, 1947
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society