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 Noel Hammond Black

Noel Hammond Black

Oregon, USA
Death 26 Aug 1970 (aged 33)
Tooele County, Utah, USA
Burial Ruch, Jackson County, Oregon, USA
Plot A-24-13
Memorial ID 50141868 · View Source
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Noel Black married Karlyn Phair.

He died while attempting to set the world land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. A graduate of what is now Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, he had previously set two national records with race cars he had built in a shop he owned in Sacramento.

Noel Black

Born: November 10, 1936
Died: August 26, 1970

Age: 33

Full Name: Noel Hammond Black

Location: Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Event: Bonneville National Speed Trials

Accident Date: August 26, 1970

Vehicle: "Motion I" twin-engined streamliner

Biographical: While speeding 325 MPH, his streamliner went out of control and he flipped end over end. He had just finished the timed mile when his vehicle suddenly swerved out of control. He died five hours after the crash in a Salt Lake hospital. He was from Sacramento, California, and was co-owner of a speed shop in Redding. He was survived by his parents, his wife, Karlyn, and brother, Jared, and sisters, Holly and Annice. He was raised in Medford, Oregon, and attended the Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls. He was a long-time member of the Southern Oregon Timing Association.

(Contributed by: Spotsgenie.)

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  • Created by: Jan
  • Added: 24 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50141868
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Noel Hammond Black (10 Nov 1936–26 Aug 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50141868, citing Log Town Cemetery, Ruch, Jackson County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Jan (contributor 46631155) .