Starting Saturday, the blinding whiteness of the Bonneville Salt Flats will transform into the most revered home of high speed in the world. And we'll be there.
Bonneville is the Valhalla of speed. People have been chasing its horizon for almost a hundred years now and it's mystique has not diminished. The remains of a once massive lake which still undergoes a yearly cycle of flooding and drying, the salt flats at Bonneville are used twice yearly as a place for anyone with the courage to press the envelope of performance. For a week in August, volunteers from the Southern California Timing Association host Speed Week. They prepare the salt, select the runs and lay out the famous black lines, the only thing guiding drivers down the straight and narrow.
From Saturday through Tuesday, we'll be camping out on the flats, trekking across the salt, poking around the pits, standing in awe of the chariots of speed and taking in one of the greatest spectacles in the auto world. We can't promise regular updates, but we'll be bringing you as much as we can.
Photo credit: CG on The HAMB