Bonneville Salt Flats:
3rd gen Mazda RX-7 race car trying to beat the land speed record for a production vehicle.
At this speed, the tire patch that is touching the ground is LESS than the width of your index finger across each tire.
Furthermore each patch is encountering dust and small sand-like particles often. If you could keep the pace with this car and remain standing next to it, you could reach over and push it away from you sideways with little effort.
The announcer claims that an additional burst of oxygen in the fuel causes a loss of control, but in all likelyhood, the wind just changes ever so slightly, or began to blow (even lightly) and it was actually this that nudged the cars nose off by just enough to start a flat spin.
Yes, a flat spin, like an airplane goes into!
No rudder on this vehicle, so no control!
Thrust SSC -over the sound barrier !
October 1997, UK managed to break the sound barrier on earth, using the
fantastic Thrust SSC vehicule. I made this video because there was too few
videos about this remarkable event on the web. (music credits: Spa 24 hours
- Stephen Baysted)
200 MPH Motorcycle Crash
wiped out twice while trying to set a world record
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.
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.
RX-7 LEGEND - Hot Version International
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240 mph Crash (Team Arrow)
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Team Arrow ,from Windsor Ontario Canada is Home of the Worlds Fastest
Fastest one mile average 228.58 mph August 18, 2006
World Record S-G 650 210.728mph August 4, 2004.
This was the last run for Team Arrow, things seemed to be going great. Then
at 240 mph just after mile 4 the tire just separated sending Team arrow
The Arrow's On-board sensors automatically shut off the engine, shut off
the fuel flow, trigger the halogen bottle in the rider compartment, and pop
the twin parachute to ensure that the bike slows in a straight line rather
than rolling repeatedly or flipping end to end, either which could have
ended in injury or death for the rider.
The system works ! just ask Gary Hensley who pilots the bike.
Gary Hensley survived this crash, shaken but not injured, aside from
having been packed in salt when the rider compartment hatch cover was
Special thanks to Bob Williams for allowing me to edit and post Team
Arrow's video, they are a true world class team . Stay tuned for more
A Little History of Bonneville Salt Flats.
The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a US army officer who
explored the area.
The flats were first recognized for their potential as a speed-testing
ground by Bill Rishel, who in 1896 had cycled across the area to win a
competition run by the newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. In 1907
Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for
driving on by taking a Pierce Arrow onto the surface of the flats.
A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910,
marking the first permanent crossing.
The use of the salt flats as a speedway began in 1914 with Teddy Tetzlaff's
run there which exceeded the land speed record, although the new record was
not officially recognised.
Rishel continued to promote the area for racing, and in 1927 Ab Jenkins
raced against a train over a 125-mile (201 km) stretch between Salt Lake
City and Wendover. Jenkins went on to set up a 10-mile (16 km) circular
course on the salt which he used to establish
24 hour records in 1932 and 1933.
The area became internationally famous in 1935 when Malcolm Campbell set a
new land speed record, making him the first to break the 300 mph (480 km/h)
mark. For the next 35 years, nearly all land speed records were set at the
salt flats.The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 159 square mile (412 km²) salt
flat in northwestern Utah. The depth of the salt has been recorded at 6
feet (1.8 m) in many areas. A remnant of the ancient Lake
Bonneville of glacial times, the salt flats are now public land managed by
the Bureau of Land Management. It is the largest of many salt flats located
west of the Great Salt Lake.
Each rainfall erases tire marks and flattens the densely-packed salt pan
that is inhospitable to plants. The area is extremely flat and aligned
nearly perfectly with the shape of Earth
save a mazda rx7 after 16 years "rx7 jungle"
this rx7 was abandoned since 16 years in a garden,
after 1year of negotiation the old man sold with 50euro
i start and take the road after 16 years,
the car have 30.000km!!! but after 16years in garden the body is very
rusty! i just take the engine, the rest is dead...
thanks to watch my vidéo and comment ;)
mazda rotary is a magic car!
my forum: www.KamikazeNipponRacer.be
cette rx7 était abandonnée depuis 16 ans dans un jardin,aprés 1an de
négociation le vieux me l'a vendue pour 50euro,la voiture n'avait que
30.000km!! mais aprés tout ce temp dans le jardin la caisse était toute
pourrie,je l'ai redémarrée et j'ai pris la route,je l'ai vendue juste
pour le moteur
merci d'avoir regardé ma vidéo et d'avoir posté un commentaire
mon forum: www.KamikazeNipponRacer.be
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Powered by two Phantom II jet fighter engines, the Thrust SSC hits 714mph
(1149km/h) in the Black Rock Desert in 1997.
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