On this date in 1948, Rollie Free donned his swimming trunks and goggles and proceeded to set the US motorcycle land speed record on a production Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle.
English musician Richard Thompson wrote this in 1991. There's at least a great shortstory, if not an entire novel, in the song. It's been covered by several persons, but this is my favorite - - and Jason Carter's fiddle licks are outstanding. Fellow blogger Badtux posted the Thompson version back in July, so link to him if you want to make a comparison.
This was recorded at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and has the best quality (feel free to exit before the gospel number - - though the McCory band has excellent harmony).
I read a comment about Del being asked to perform this at Newport a few years back. He told the requester no and said to wait 'til later in the show and hear the best version - performed by the fellow who wrote it.