Land-speed record breaker settles suit with Chicago museum

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Posted: Jan 24, 2017 9:11 AM
Land-speed record breaker settles suit with Chicago museum

CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Breedlove has settled a lawsuit filed against a Chicago museum he says damaged the jet car he used to set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1964.

Breedlove was seeking $395,000 from the Museum of Science and Industry to cover estimated repair costs. Terms of Monday's settlement have not been disclosed.

The 79-year-old Breedlove and the museum said in a statement that the agreement resolves the lawsuit.

Breedlove's Spirit of America jet car was freshly repaired from a crash at the salt flats when he loaned it to the museum in 1965.

Breedlove told the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2iYi0gE ) that when it was taken off display and shipped to his Rio Vista, California, home it was in far worse shape than after the crash.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com