Barry Bryant car disintegrates Bonneville Speedway Colin E. Braley / RRA-MEDIA.COM
Driver Dies in Speed Week Accident--The Tom Thumb, #216 Coup, driven by Barry Bryant disintegrates as the vehicle rolls near the five-mile marker at the Bonneville Speedway in Utah August 9, 2009. Officials of the Bonneville Nationals report that Bryant, 46, from Anderson, California, died while being transported to a Salt Lake City area hospital. Bryant was traveling approximately 200 mph. at the time of the accident. Photo by Colin E. Braley/RRA-MEDIA.COM
BONNEVILLE ROCKET BIKE
RICHARD BROWN WROTE: "The video shows run 5 on the salt flats, this was the first run we made averaging over 300MPH, with a peak of 335MPH. Initially you will see the the bike being towed for a short distance followed by a release signal and the tow truck swerving off line, the bike is then coasting at about 40MPH during which time I retract the skids and await the "In zone" signal that tells me I have reached the optimum position relative to the timming traps to ignite the rocket motor, take a look at the speed the mountains in the background are passing by!
Bonneville Salt Flats ACK Attack Streamliner Crash
This is the ACK Attack Streamliner. The crash occured during the 2004 BUB Speed Trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats. This was the first time the motorcycle streamliner had been driven at high speed. It crashed in the middle of the timing blocks at a little over 300 mph!!
Bonneville Speed Week 2010: THE RUN, Feat. the Spectre Performance SpeedLiner
Music Courtesy of Warner Bros. Inception Soundtrack-Time. This video follows a single run of the Spectre Performance SpeedLiner, where we broke the A/BGS record and became the fastest A class blown gasoline streamliner on earth and the fastest Cadillac in history. The next mission is to break 400mph and become the fastest gasoline powered, wheel driven car in history.
Mickey Thompson Breaks 400 MPH Speed Barrirer
Thompson's life in the fast lane provides ample material for the filmmakers. From the drag strips, to desert racing to land speed record challenges, to car building, designing and race promotion Thompson earned his place as a certified automotive icon.
He started calling himself the Fastest American on Wheels in 1958 after setting a record of 194 miles per hour. His goal was to break the world record of 394.2 miles per hour set in 1947. He began to build a world land speed record car -- the Challenger 1.
Thompson took his new car out to the Bonneville Salt Flats on October 6, 1959 and piloted it to a World Speed Record of 363.48 miles per hour. He also set a world speed record in A/BFS Class that remained unbeaten until1990 when Al Teague broke it at 389.372 miles per hour in his streamliner.
In 1960, Thompson returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats with a modified Challenger 1 for another record attempt. Its four 410 cubic-inch engines secured his title when he set a new American record at 330.51 miles per hour. He bested the world speed with a run at 407 miles per hour (which was faster than any man had drive a car before) but crashed before he could make a second run and thus secure the official record.
The Challenger 1 had its last record run two year later on July 24, 1962. The poor conditions of the salt flats halted the first attempt because he couldnt get any traction as the car bounced on the salt bed. He found a smoother part of the Flats for another run and turned in a speed of 357 mph. But he announced that the Challengers days on the Salt Flats were over.
Ferrari at Bonneville 2006
Ferrari F40 goes for a production car land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2006. One of the few Ferrari's to ever run on the salt in Utah. Photography: Jeff Regan Editor: Mike Sly Shooting Star Video www.ssv.com
Cliff Gullett - Racer
Cliff Gullett set out to break every landspeed record in the streamline motorcycle classification. Cliff crashed at the Bonneville Salt Flats September 3, 2008 after recording an exit speed in excess of 239 mph. Cliff Gullett was my friend and the video is dedicated to his memory. www.teambullett.com
Speedweek 2008 the Burkland Streamliner
A closeup of the Burkland Streamliner. This car has run over 450 MPH one way. It is powered by two aluminum Donovan 417 Aluminum Hemi Chrysler Racing Engines on Methanol and Nitromethane.