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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Bonneville 2010: New Land Speed Record!
The Spectre SpeedLiner sets a new land speed record in the Spectre
Performance SpeedLiner with Amir Rosenbaum at the wheel. The hpR Filter
equipped, twin turbo Cadillac (by Cad
Company) powered streamliner went 344mph at the exit and set an A/BGS
record of 324mph (the old record was 286mph)
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)
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
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
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!
ROCKET BIKE BONNEVILLE 1999 PEAK SPEED 365 mph
A MINIATURE CAMERA FITTED BETWEEN THE ExhaustS OF A ROCKET POWERED BIKE DRIVEN BY
RICHARD (ROCKET MAN) BROWN FILMED AND RECORDED BY LINDSAY DODD
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/188755.stm THE RECORD ATTEMPT WAS
UNSUCCESSFUL BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE ROCKET POWERED BIKE PEAKED AT
365mph! http://www.billet.co.uk/links.htm MORE INFO HERE AT RICHARD BROWN'S
aa31c The Markers are approximately one quarter of a mile apart
Widebody RX7 720p
Great looking Mazda RX-7 with a widebody kit. The car is running E85 and
13B engine at the time of this recording. The car has an 4-rotor engine
The Zero F**ks Given RX7 - /TUNED
Would you drive a car built by a teenager in his parents driveway with no
safety features whatsoever? We did, and now we'll tell you why this ugly
RX7 is so brilliant.
200 MPH Motorcycle Crash
wiped out twice while trying to set a world record