Was once known world-wide as the "fastest man on wheels." That was during the 1960s when this daredevil eventually piloted his jet-powered dragster, called the "Green Monster", to a new world land speed record on the Bonneville, Utah salt flats in 1964 - 536.71 miles per hour. A year later, at the same location Arfons eclipsed that mark with an average speed of 622.40 mph. He got into racing in 1954 and became the first dragster to break the 150 mph barrier in 1956 and then the 200 mph mark in 1961. Twice he was names Racer of the Year by the American Hot Rod Association.