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.
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
A compilation of historic wrecks...from 1931, to just the other day. You've
never seen anything like this before. Very rare footage. MUSIC by the HOT
To the men who paved the way in motorsports; to your bold attempts at
dodging fate: We salute you.
Bonneville Stories Part II Keeper of the Blue Flame
Bonneville Stories consist of a series of interviews and images that
showcase the interesting, dedicated and brave characters that make up the
land speed racing community. This installment of Bonneville Stories
concentrates on Hap DeSimone and Mark Boyd, two rascals who scour the
alleys and junkyards of Santa Barbara looking for flotsam and jetsam with
which to assemble their racing-legal motorcycles. The bikes might not be
pretty . but they are 100% green and 101% fun. This years entry was a
steam- yes, steam powered cycle Filmed at Bub Motorcycle Speed Trials
Bonneville Salt Flats. Just watch!
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 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
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
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
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