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.
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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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.
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
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.
HOT ROD MOVIE OUT NOW!!!
Part 1 of the 4-disc 7 1/2 hour epic documentary. Featuring the likes of
Nolan White, Al Teague, Tony Waters, George Bentley, Don Garlits, Art
Chrisman, Don Long, and many, many more.......www.dreamsoflegends.com
2008 SCTA Land Speed Races
My son Liam, my Dad and I went out to El Mirage dry lake on Sat., May 17th
to see the Southern California Timing Association land speed races. The
SCTA are the same people who put on speed week at the Bonneville salt
flats. The cars and bikes at at El Mirage top out at ~300 miles per hour,
with a special session during mid-week for the 300-350 MPH cars. At
Bonneville they can go as fast as +700 MPH! This video is just a few of the
Confederate Wraith at Bonneville Salt Flats 2004 (music)
Chris Roberts requiem tribute - First Confederate Wraith prototype
motorcycle with aircraft inspired carbon fiber and aluminum chassis, makes
it's maiden voyage on the historic Bonneville Speedway. Ridden by the late
Speed By Spectre plans to introduce their Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2009
The Speed By Spectre Streamliner, being built to run over 400mph at the
Bonneville Salt Flats. In 2005, Amir Rosenbaum, founder of Spectre
Performance, began his quest for speed by running a Ferrari F40 at the
famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Although close to setting a record, the F40
was not the ideal car for this venue. Amir and the Ferrari have competed
in several other venues prior to this, currently holding the record at the
historic Virginia City Hillclimb in Nevada, but its a Bonneville record he
really wants. With this in mind, Amir and Speed By Spectre have set out to
build a Streamliner, or what they call their Speedliner. Currently in the
construction phase at Performance Fabrication in San Carlos, California,
the Speedliner will run in the BGS (Blown Gas Streamliner), Engine Class
AA. With the goal of making this the first gasoline powered vehicle to run
on the salt at over 400mph, Amir and Speed By Spectre have their sites set
on a new world record in 2009. Check our website and forum for frequent
updates on the Speedliners progress at www.speedbyspectre.com
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1967 Triumph Bonneville Salt Flats Race Bike 1st Start
Kyle starting his 1967 Triumph 650 c.c. race bike for the first time. Motor
bottom end built by Wes White of Four Aces Cycle in Pacoima, CA the rest by
Kyle of Lowbrow Customs. Running great, almost ready to ride, we leave for
the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in just over two weeks! More updates on
our blog as we continue to get ready, as as we race this August.