1975 “Proud American” & “Bonneville Boss”

The "Bonneville Boss" is a unique, Toronado-powered, lowboy transporter. Its extreme cab-forward design, dual steering front axles, center operator's seat, and hydraulically-operated ramp carries Tony Fox's prototype "Proud American" hydrogen peroxide rocket-powered Land Speed Record car.

The Boss was designed to transport the "Proud American" across difficult terrain to reach the most remote, pristine dry lakes for its record attempts and was used only during the attempt by Fox and his driver, Ky Michaelson, to find sponsorship for the LSR attempt in the '70s. Now 88 years old, Tony Fox was a prolific inventor and entrepreneur most successful for designing and building commercial trash compactors. Fox Industries promoted the compactors by campaigning the "Pollution Packer" hydrogen peroxide rocket dragsters during the early '70s. The Pollution Packers set 21 FIA and national records and its FIA Class C one kilometer standing start record of 234.778 mph set September 30, 1972, at Bonneville, still stands on the FIA record books.


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