No. 148. Speedster. He enjoyed taking breaks from the demands of his epic constructions. A couple of days ago, he sculpted a 1920s racing car from plaster and yesterday he gave it three coats of heavy, midnight blue lacquer. His vintage speedster, which was of his own design, reminded him nevertheless of the photos he had seen as a child of Sir Malcolm Campbell's Blue Bird, which set the land speed record in February of 1927 by attaining an average speed, over two runs, of 174 miles per hour. Sir Malcolm had been one of his childhood heroes.

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