Well, they did it again! The Rad Rides/Poteet team has shattered a twenty-five year old record with the world famous "Blowfish"! Five passes were made this year at the salt flats, all of them were over 300mph! A new record was set at 307.399 in B, Blown Fuel Competition Coupe with Danny Burrows at the wheel. Top run was 315.913mph with an exit speed of 319.260mph.
This put the Blowfish into the Bonneville history book as one of the fastest production cars on the salt!
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!
MG Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats 1956
MG produced a series of experimental cars that were piloted by Captain
George Eyston and took several world speed records. Several other speed
record attempts continued with Goldie Gardner exceeding 200 mph (320 km/h)
in the 1100 cc EX135 in 1939.
After World War II record breaking attempts restarted with 500 cc and 750
cc records being taken in the late 1940s. And once again, in the mid
1950s. This film was shot in 1956 as a Californian driver Ken Miles is
teamed up with Captain George Eyston and Johnny Lockett to attempt to set
several new land speed records.
They set a Class F record of 141.81 mph over 1700 miles during 12 hours and
a straight away record of 170.15 mph.
Blow Fish at Bonneville 2011 during Speed Week
Blow Fish made 5 passes all of them over 300mph and set a new record at
307.399 in B, Blown Fuel Competition Coupe with Danny Bourrow at the wheel.
Top run was a 317.666 with a exit speed of 319.888.
Owner: George Poteet
Driver: Danny Burrow
Built By: Rad Rides by Troy
Proud Sponsor: Derale Performance
'62 bubble top
This is a 1962 Chevy Bel Air Bubble top owned by Randy Wilcox. Rad Rides
by Troy did some chassis modifications, build custom floor pans, re-did
quarterpanel, and all the rest of the body smoothing including tucking the
bumpers. This one sports an LS9 from a new ZR1 Corvette.
RideTech Testimonial - Troy Trepanier - BlowFish
In 2011 Ridetech had the opportunity to sit down with several customers and
discuss their opinion of our products, sales, and service. Here is what
Troy Trepanier had to say about Ridetech shocks on the BlowFist project.