The Bonneville Story Part 2- Evolution To The Bonneville Salt Flats

The Hot Rod Story - Part 2 - Evolution To The Bonneville Salt Flats - Racing's Biggest Names At Their Beginnings Mickey Thompson's First Car, etc. This Is Where They Found The Best Place For Racing In The 20s And 30s, And Mickey Thompson's First Car Is Also Shown.

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The Bonneville Story Part 3 Introductions Of The Streamliner To Bonneville
The Hot Rod Story Part 3 - Introductions Of The Streamliner To Bonneville Salt Flats. The Streamliner Was Introduced In This Segment, Including Mickey Thompson's "Challenger 1" Which Reached A Land Speed Record At That Time Of 406.60 MPH At The Bonneville Salt Flats. Many Other Big Names Chet Herbert, Christman Brothers.





Bonneville Stories Part X "Anatomy of a Streamliner" The Denis Manning Story
A supremely talented and self-taught designer and fabricator, Denis Manning has devoted his life to pursuing the motorcycle land-speed record and his innovative streamliners have succeeded on more than one occasion. Manning, also the founder of aftermarket motorcycle Exhaust pipe company BUB Enterprises, built the streamliner that multi-time AMA Grand National Champion Chris Carr rode to a world-record 350.8 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats on September 7, 2006. BUB 7 is now the fastest motorcycle on the planet * Chris Carr set a new FIM world record & AMA national record at 367.382 mph thru the mile with an exit speed of 372.534 mph at the Cook Private Meet at the Bonneville Salt Flats Utah. We thank the crew and all of the sponsors that made this possible to bring home the record.





Speed Week 1978-1987
This film comes from the KUTV collection (A0303) in the Audio-Visual Archive at the J. Willard Marriott Library. It includes footage from Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats from 1978, 1981, 1985, 1986 and 1987. This item is protected by copyright. For more information regarding this film, please contact the Moving Image & Sound Archivist by email at justin.riley@utah.edu or by phone at 801-585-3073. If you have any information about this film or others, feel free to contact us.





Indian Motorcycle: The Spirit of Munro
Between the years of 1926 and 1961, one man from a small town in New Zealand dreamed of setting a land speed record on a 1920 Indian Scout. In 1962 at the Bonneville salt flats that man's dream finally came true. To honor the past and power the future, Indian Motorcycle built the Spirit of Munro, an all-metal tribute bike which would house the new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine. On May 5, 2013 the bike was run on a dry lake bed in California. A tribute to the great Burt Munro, and a celebration of the Indian Motorcycle that is yet to come. ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF MUNRO: Fully custom-built, the Spirit of Munro is an all-metal tribute to the racers and mechanics throughout history who have collectively built the legacy of record-breaking racing performance and strength that is Indian Motorcycle. The motorcycle is named in honor of Burt Munro's "Munro Special," the historic 1920 Indian Scout that broke the under-1000cc land-speed record in 1967 at the Bonneville Salt Flats as famously portrayed in the motion picture "The World's Fastest Indian." The Spirit of Munro was constructed by Jeb Scolman of Jeb's Metal and Speed in Long Beach, CA. It was designed from the ground up to house the new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine and showcase its awe-inspiring power and performance. See more at http://www.indianmotorcycle.com




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