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 Salt Flats Crash 2014 Steam Speed America at World of Speed
Going for a world land speed record run at Bonneville Salt flats, World of Speed 2014. After the fifth mile the car goes sideways and rolls at over 140mph. Thankfully the driver is doing ok.
Mazda RX-7 Crash at 225 MPH!!
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!
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. www.speedsourceusa.com