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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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
Ferrari 288 GTO Rebody at Bonneville Salt Flats - World's Fastest Ferrari 275.4 mph
This is the fastest Ferrari in the world. It currently holds the AA\BFMS
record at 275.4mph. This was done with a down run of 276.152mph and a
return run of 274.650mph. Unofficially the car has gone 292.3mph a couple
years ago under different conditions. The car is powered by a 540 cubic
inch BBC with twin Borg Warner 80mm turbo. The Boost level during the record runs was 17lbs.
We have built 6 of these cars and this car is the only on the does not have
Ferrari power. The reason for this is that at Bonneville classes are
separated by engine size. Currently Ferrari only builds engines up to 6
liter (V-12). To run in class B, A or double AA you must run larger cubic
inch engines. We have run Ferrari powered cars in classes F (3.0 liter) and
class C (5.0 liter) we also plan to run in class G (2.0 liter) next year.
We are Ferrari guy's and would love to use only Ferrari power if larger
engines were available.
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 Stories Salt Flats Fever
Bonneville Stories is a series of interviews that take an inside look at
the interesting people that have Salt Fever and why they make land speed
racing a very unique sporting event. Thanks to Bub Motorcycle Speed Trials.
Music by Drew Gatewood. Video by Lou Fischer
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
copyright. For more information regarding this film, please contact the
Moving Image & Sound Archivist by email at email@example.com or by
phone at 801-585-3073.
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
Trevor Slaughter land speed record attempt, Weekend Today, 19 Jan 2013
To break Donald Campbell's long standing Australian Record of 403.10mph
(648.73kph) and achieve the world record of over 458mph (737kph) at the
Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA, Trevor's Land Speed Streamliner will be
fitted with unique Mickey Thompson Bonneville LSR (Land Speed Record)
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: Celebrating 100 Years of Speed
A land speed racing event at the Bonneville Speedway is something you
should experience at least once in your life. You may love it or you may
hate it, but it's something you will always remember.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first organized races on the
salt flats, and S&S was on the salt for the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed
Trials (formerly the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials) to celebrate and to
support the people who have put so much time, energy, and yes, money into
bringing a bike to the track.