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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Mickey Thompson: Fastest Man on Wheels
Mickey Thompson roared out of the hot rodding world of Southern California
to become the "Fastest Man on Wheels," when his Pontiac powered Challenger
One broke the 400 mph mark at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
This didn't become an official record because of difficulties he
encountered on a second run. The speed authorities require a second run
and take the average for the record books. This promotional film captures
the drama of his attempt.
Ferrari at Bonneville 2006
Ferrari F40 goes for a production car land speed record at the Bonneville
Salt Flats in 2006. One of the few Ferrari's to ever run on the salt in
Utah. Photography: Jeff Regan Editor: Mike Sly Shooting Star Video
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
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Bonneville August 2013
In 1912 people begun using the Bonneville Salt Flats to race vehicles to
set land speed records. today there are multiple public and private land
speed events held on the "flats" or the "salt." Bonneville has become known
worldwide as the mecca for land speed racing. This video covers some of
this year's event which was in August.
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.
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.
Chasing a Landspeed Record at Bonneville with a 1100hp Camaro! - Roadkill Ep. 20
On this episode of Roadkill, Finnegan builds an 1,100-horsepower big-block and
Freiburger brings a Camaro that he's run 261 mph at
the Bonneville Salt Flats. Put 'em together and it's a recipe for win,
right? If you think so, you're probably not a Roadkill regular. It turns
into an entire adventure just getting there, and gets more interesting from
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Mickey Thompson Breaks 400 MPH Speed Barrirer
Thompson's life in the fast lane provides ample material for the
filmmakers. From the drag strips, to desert racing to land speed record
challenges, to car building, designing and race promotion Thompson earned
his place as a certified automotive icon.
He started calling himself the Fastest American on Wheels in 1958 after
setting a record of 194 miles per hour. His goal was to break the world
record of 394.2 miles per hour set in 1947. He began to build a world land
speed record car -- the Challenger 1.
Thompson took his new car out to the Bonneville Salt Flats on October 6,
1959 and piloted it to a World Speed Record of 363.48 miles per hour. He
also set a world speed record in A/BFS Class that remained unbeaten
until1990 when Al Teague broke it at 389.372 miles per hour in his
In 1960, Thompson returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats with a modified
Challenger 1 for another record attempt. Its four 410 cubic-inch engines
secured his title when he set a new American record at 330.51 miles per
hour. He bested the world speed with a run at 407 miles per hour (which
was faster than any man had drive
a car before) but crashed before he could make a second run and thus secure
the official record.
The Challenger 1 had its last record run two year later on July 24, 1962.
The poor conditions of the salt flats halted the first attempt because he
couldnt get any traction as the car bounced on the salt bed. He found a
smoother part of the Flats for another run and turned in a speed of 357
mph. But he announced that the Challengers days on the Salt Flats were