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.
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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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
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Bonneville Speedweek 2009-Blanchard,Bacik,York-Video #2
Join the crew as they safety prep the driver for the first run. This is
Part 2 of 3 videos. Be sure to check them all out.
Land Speed Racing is a unique voluntary, no trophy, sport that consists of
very dedicated people who drive hot rods, roadsters, belly tankers,
lakesters, motorcycles, and streamliners. All are pursuing their dream of
becoming a Land Speed record holder. A Land Speed record is the fastest
speed achieved by any wheeled vehicle on land. The annual Speedweek event
is held every August at the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah.
Participants come from all over the world to participate in the 7 day
event. The area is extremely flat and aligned nearly perfectly with the
shape of Earth. The use of the salt flats as a speedway began in 1914.The
area became internationally famous in 1935. For the next 35 years, nearly
all land speed records were set at the salt flats. Besides racing, several
commercials and movies have been filmed at the salt flats, including
portions of Independence Day and Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End.
Racing Bonneville On a $300 Craigslist Motorcycle - /RideApart
"You don't have to spend a million bucks to fulfill your dreams. I bought a
bike for $300, got it running and entered it in a race I'd always dreampt
Bonneville is an epic thing that brings out all kinds of speed contraptions
and it was an honor to ride an old 1986 Honda VFR750 in the
Run-Whatcha-Brung class and pretend to be like my childhood heroes.
If I can do it, anyone can." — Jamie Robinson
For more on motorcycles, visit http://RideApart.com
R6 Gokart at Bonneville Salt flats , onboard !
Go Kart with R-6 Yamaha power on the Bonneville utha Salt Flats,
september 2007 USFRA World of speed event
Update : Sept 2010 24th anual USFRA , Refit with a R1 1000cc engine on the
salt flats 1 mile short course top speed 145.879 Mph .
Update : October 2011 Mojave Mile California 151 MPH 1 mile
Bonneville Salt Flats: Automotive heaven
We found a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true
god. It's a piece of land shaped roughly like a frying pan—flat and
hot—bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt.
To get there, drive west for about an hour and a half from Salt Lake City,
Utah on the I-80 towards Reno. Drive past the vast pools of sulfur, where
there's no escaping the smell of rotten eggs. Take exit No.4 and keep going
until the road ends. You'll feel a bump as the wheels of your car drop off
the edge of the pavement and then start rolling across the Bonneville Salt
Welcome to gearhead heaven.
Land Speed Racing Steve Fossett Interview Bonneville Salt Flats 2006
Steve Fossett practices for his world record attempt at the Bonneville Salt
Flats. In September 2006 Steve made 3 runs in the Poteet & Main Eco-Fire
Streamliner reaching speeds of over 300 mph
Steve had purchased Craig Breedlove's Jet Car and was planning a world
As seen at LandSpeedRacingVideo.com
Rat Rods, Hot Rods, Customs at Bonneville Salt Flats
Scenes from 2007 Speedweek . Cars leavingthe salt flats drive through very
salty water. Can you say rust! The salt flats are hard enough on your
vehicles. Driving through the salty water makes it even worse. As seen on