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
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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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.
Burt Munro's 1920 Indian Scout
This is the 1920 Indian Scout built and driven by Burt Munro. Jay Leno on
commentary. Three times during the '60's it set the World's fastest flying
mile record for motorcycles under 1000cc at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
This is not the reproduction used in the "The World's Fastest Indian"
starring Anthony Hopkins, but the actual bike that set the record.
Fortunately this is the second year of the Concours d'Elegance to feature
motorcycles on the green. This year they featured the salt flat racers and
their contribution to Hot Rodding. I was very lucky to see and hear this
amazing piece of history.
For more information about Burt Munro, visit
Or buy "The World's Fastest Indian" because it's a true story. It's one of
my favorites, and surely will not disappoint any gear head. Anthony's
perfectly cast for the role.
Ab Jenkins Drives Auburn at Bonneville Salt Flats
Legendary promoter of the Bonneville Salt Flats as place for Land Speed
record attempts, Ab Jenkins, was a perfect fit for Auburn to promote their
fast, sporty Speedsters.
The company made a promotional film that incorporated his run on the Salt.
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
Art Arfons-2 wheel jet car-Bonneville-circa 1990
Art Arfons at Bonneville with his 2 wheel jet car in 1989 or so. Video
taken after an aborted run due to what I believe were instability issues..
Not sure if Art ever returned to Bonneville after this go around.
Thrust SSC - Supersonic Land Speed Record Holder
On the 15th October 1997 Thrust SSC became the first land vehicle to break
the sound barrier. Piloted by Wing Commander Andy Green of the RAF, an
average speed of 763.035mph over the flying mile was achieved
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Break The Record
In 1970, The Blue Flame became the world land speed record holder. It was
the last American team to set the world land speed record, and the last on
the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The car was designed and built by
Reaction Dynamics, Inc. (Pete Farnsworth and Dick Keller) in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin and driven by Gary Gabelich of Long Beach, California. It had a
rocket motor using liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen peroxide as the
fuel. The world record set was 630.388 mile per hour in the kilometer, also
the first automobile record over 1,000 kilometers per hour - at 1,014.656
kilometers per hour. That record was finally broken in 1997. Watch the
YouTube video "Speedquest" to see the whole story.