Tim Arfons

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.

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The Jet Smart Car
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When I was in Europe with Kamikaze, I was talking with a promoter and told him I could put a GE-T-58 into a Smart car and actually drove it to and from the race track and stadium.

I thought it would be a good idea since I wouldn't need a trailer to haul it. I went all-out on it and made an all-chrome GE-T-58 engine. When I called Feld Entertainment to let them know I had built it, we couldn't come to an agreement on the performance price, so I sold it.