Don Vesco & The Silver Bird 1975
In 1975 the legendary Don Vesco became the first to break the 300 mph
barrier on the Bonneville Salt Flats with his twin engine, TZ 750 cc Yamaha
streamliner, The Silver Bird. Take a ride with Don. For more info go to
Utah Salt Flat Racing Association's World of Speed event 2012. Join Team
Vesco in the pits and on the track to see what land speed racing is all
Bonneville Salt Flats: Automotive heaven
We found a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true
god. It's a piece of land shaped roughly like a frying pan—flat and
hot—bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt.
To get there, drive west for about an hour and a half from Salt Lake City,
Utah on the I-80 towards Reno. Drive past the vast pools of sulfur, where
there's no escaping the smell of rotten eggs. Take exit No.4 and keep going
until the road ends. You'll feel a bump as the wheels of your car drop off
the edge of the pavement and then start rolling across the Bonneville Salt
Welcome to gearhead heaven.
Land Speed Art: Arfons and Breedlove
Land speed record art prints featuring Craig Breedlove with his jet car
"Spirit of America," Art Arfons with his J-79 powered "Green Monster," and
Walt Arfons' rocket car "Wingfoot Express." Higher definition copies of
these prints can be viewed at
Boys of Bonneville Documentary Clip
This clip is an excerpt from the new documentary, Boys of Bonneville, all
about salt-flat racer Ab Jenkins and his Mormon Meteor car, who together
broke many land speed records that still stand today.
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
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