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Racer, showman, innovator, businessman, father. All of these titles describe Tim Arfons - a very successful, multi-faceted man.
From the time he was born in 1955, Tim Arfons was exposed to a work ethic that combined speed, excitement, showmanship and "thinking outside of the box." Growing up under the watchful eye of his father, the legendary three-time outright land speed record holder, Art Arfons, it was probably only natural Tim would follow his father's path. As he grew to adulthood, Tim watched and later began to participate in his Dad's quests in the famed "Green Monster" to be the "Fastest Man on Earth" on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah.
As Tim hung around the his father's shop on Pickle Road in Springfield Township, Oh., south of Akron, he began doing very basic tasks around the shop, such as sorting nuts and bolts and sweeping the floors. He was slowly given more responsibilities, and learning from his father. Read More