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Bonneville: The Great American Playground - The Downshift Episode 13
On this episode of The Downshift, we meet the original speed freaks! The
Bonneville Salt flats in Utah are the veritable Valhalla of land speed
racing. The world's fastest wheels have been competing here since the early
1900s, from Sir Malcolm Campbell's Blue Bird to today's fastest jet-powered
streamliners. What started as just a sport has evolved into a vibrant
culture anchored in history and a shared love for living life at the
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When Racers Where RACERS! Old Race Car Crashes www.RightFace.us
http://www.RightFace.us Change of pace video. Non political. Watch and be
amazed with old car racing footage from the good ole days. In the early
days of automobile raving they did not use seatbelts and roll cages were
not even thought of. One famous racer of the day, Eddie Rickenbacker went
on to fame as our leading Ace in WWI and then owned the Indy 500 race track
and was President of Eastern Airplines. Great soundtrack on this one!
John Cobb and E.T. Eyston Racing at the Salt Flats
Film from Collection A0185 Joseph Howard McGibbeny Audio Visual Collection.
This film is titled "the Mormon Meteor does it's thing." The problem is
there is no Mormon Meteor in this film. This instead looks to be John R.
Cobb and Capt. George E.T. Eyston Racing their cars, the Railton and
Thunderbolt at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This item is protected by
copyright. For more information regarding this film, please contact the
Moving Image & Sound Archivist by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by
phone at 801-585-3073.
Speed Demon 426 mph Run - Cockpit View
The Speed Demon streamliner makes a 426 mph pass at Bonneville this week.
This video shows the cockpit view from just over driver George Poteet's
Eyewitness-1971 Jet Car Crash Dallas International Motor Speedway
For full version of story go to my blog at:
My memories of the day: There had been showers that morning and the sky
was still a dull gray when I arrived at the Dallas International Motor
Speedway. I was working part time for KTVT Channel 11 in Ft. Worth and had
been assigned to shoot Art Arfons' 280-mph jet-powered dragster as he tried
to better the world quarter mile land speed record. His new two seat "Super
Cyclops" was scheduled to make 3 runs, the first, with a WFAA-TV news man.
As the car approached the line I pressed the shutter release. The ground
was shaking and the sound was painful but even after hearing the incredible
roar from the roll up I wasn't prepared when the Super Cyclops blasted into
that quarter mile run. It parted my hair! The first thought in my mind was,
there's no way I'd get in that car... My God, it could go straight up as
easily as forward. I stayed with the shot, following the jet down the
asphalt for the 6.01 seconds it took to reach the finish line and then
beyond. The jet shut down and immediately there was the blue smoke of
skidding rubber and wreckage flying. Then, farther down the strip, a column
of smoke. I jumped through a break in the guardrail, and ran toward the
As I got nearer I rolled film on a man who was crying and I asked if he was
OK? He couldn't speak but gestured to a pile of debris down the track. As I
ran closer I began to see it was a human torso scattered among several
other body parts. After reaching a little over 183 MPH the dragster had
blown a tire, spun 180 degrees and slammed through the guardrail on Thomas'
side, striking a track worker with such force that it propelled him into
another worker killing him as well. The carnage was overwhelming but I shot
the scene as best as I could playing down the grim details I knew would
never air anyway. I had shot all 100 feet of film but had another tin in my
pocket as I and a young still photographer started to run the several
hundred feet farther down the track to the burning jet car wreckage.
As we ran a car pulled in front of us, blocking our way, and several large
security guys jumped out and backed us into a retaining wall. One of the
men demanded we give him our cameras and to my surprise the young still
photographer complied. The man immediately opened the back, pulled out the
film and exposed it to the light. Although I was out of film I had
pretended to shoot the man as soon as he got out of the car and was still
doing so when he turned to me. The Bell and Howell's handy leather strap
made it a pretty good club as I backed against the wall and raised the
camera above my head. "I'm dropping the first guy that touches me", I
warned. I wasn't the biggest guy in that group but I sure wasn't the
littlest either. I was going to be a lot more trouble than that young guy
with the still camera. They didn't come any closer and I agreed to stop
taking pictures of them as more people arrived on the scene to see what was
going on. A truce of sorts was worked out when the security man contacted
the control tower about the situation. He talked in front of me on the
radio to a supervisor who told them not to touch me or the camera and
politely asked me to return to the tower with them. I agreed.
In the office I was met by Mike Landess who was working part time at WFAA
and freelancing as PR for the track. There were several other people in the
room who seemed to be speedway officials. They didn't demand the film but
wanted to talk to my boss at Channel 11 and I gave them the number. I heard
the conversation as they threatened to sue the station if we showed
anything inappropriate. After several minutes they handed the phone to me
and I was told to get shots of the wrecked car and then get back to the
station with the film as quick as possible. The security people took me
back to the crash site and I got my final shots. The story aired that night
and the station never was sued.
Not long after the crash I was filming an interview with Harry Reasoner,
then of ABC, at the Dallas Press Club when I ran into Travis Lynn, the news
director at WFAA-TV. I'd been making the rounds of all the TV stations that
summer trying to move up the news ladder, so Travis knew who I was. He
complimented my work on the jet car crash and offered me a job at channel
8. This after telling me just a few weeks earlier that I needed more
experience. I worked there for three years often with Mike Landess who I
met at the track office and later worked with at KBTV. He's now an
anchorman at KMGH in Denver.
So that's how it happened, my first TV news job in a major market. Although
I took his picture, I never met, Ch 8's, Gene Thomas but his career ended
the day mine really began. Life and death... My, how we blunder along. In
the news business you're confronted with that over and over. After awhile
you begin to see it's just part of the story.
Barry Bryant car disintegrates Bonneville Speedway Colin E. Braley / RRA-MEDIA.COM
Driver Dies in Speed Week Accident--The Tom Thumb, #216 Coup, driven by
Barry Bryant disintegrates as the vehicle rolls near the five-mile marker
at the Bonneville Speedway in Utah August 9, 2009. Officials of the
Bonneville Nationals report that Bryant, 46, from Anderson, California,
died while being transported to a Salt Lake City area hospital. Bryant was
traveling approximately 200 mph. at the time of the accident. Photo by
Colin E. Braley/RRA-MEDIA.COM
2012 Gasser Reunion Hot Rod Gas Rd 1 Eliminations Beaver Springs Dragway Nostalgia Drag Racing
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June 8-10, 2012 -11th Annual Gasser Magazine Gasser Reunion tribute to
Byron Stack, founder of http://www.gassermadness.com and the Gas/FX group.
Many thanks to the racers who permitted use of onboard cameras on their
cars; Don Moyer, East Coast AA/GS Supercharged Racing Association.
Featuring; Ted Turley Jr. in the Altizer, Finders and Kibler Willys; Dave
Cobb in the Finders Keepers Willys; and Jeff Cryan in the Ron Bizio Willys
pickup truck. Rebel Reaper VS 55 ford gasser
Nostalgia Drag Racing and Nitromethane. Drift HD Action POV Camera