It's all salty Bonneville donuts for this old Ford pickup

The Bonneville Salt Flats might be all about going fast in a straight line, but nothing is going to stop this '51 Ford F1 pickup from wringing out its V8 with some salty burnouts. » 12/15/11 1:00pm 12/15/11 1:00pm

"If I die, I wanna go in a hurry"

What draws us in to Speedweek at the Bonneville Salt Flats isn't just the how fast the cars go, it's the whole presence of the salt and the people who make the pilgrimage there. Kelly Loudenberg and Arianna LaPenne took their cameras to Speedweek back in 2010 and made this short film, "Nebulous Theorem," that… » 9/22/11 3:00pm 9/22/11 3:00pm

A pinch of the salt flats

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Josh Clason was out at Bonneville Speed Week filming for the last episode of Depth of Speed. This video is the excellent result, making us even more upset we missed another year on the salt flats. » 9/04/11 9:00am 9/04/11 9:00am

Salt Fever: 366-mph Spectre Performance SpeedLiner

Bonneville Speed Week always creates brilliant stories and images. For example: Amir Rosenbaum, who's graduated from a salt-driven Ferrari F40 to the Spectre Performance SpeedLiner. In its second year running Bonneville, Amir managed a 366-mph exit speed and three records. » 9/08/10 9:30am 9/08/10 9:30am

Bonneville-It-Yourself: Ten High Speed Venues For The Frugal And Stupid

Only Bonneville is Bonneville. But where do you go if you have a hunger for speed but not the time, money, or character for Speed Week? Provided you're very stupid, here's ten places to speed on the cheap. » 8/20/09 2:30pm 8/20/09 2:30pm

Why Bonneville Is Important

After taking in the famous Bonneville Speed Week, the journey home provided time to reflect upon the experience. We've concluded there's a subtle importance not reflected in any record book of the event. » 8/17/09 5:45pm 8/17/09 5:45pm

Testing And Tuning The Very Maniacal Evil Tweety

"Evil Tweety," a 1971 Honda 600 running a 700cc air-cooled twin Electromotive fuel injection, high compression with a mild cam, is sort of a cult favorite at Bonneville Speed Week. Here's how they tune it. » 8/14/09 9:00am 8/14/09 9:00am

Who's Afraid Of A Little Salt?

Friday evening the hot rodders got together at the Wendover Nugget Casino and plenty of guys showed up proudly displaying a crusty patina of salt from running around the Bonneville Salt Flats all day. » 8/12/09 3:30pm 8/12/09 3:30pm

Super Cool Custom Cabover Watches Sunset Over Bonneville

So we're heading to the turn in the access road for where we've camped out, and what to our wondering eyes should appear but this unfathomably cool 1950 Chevy Cabover custom built into a pickup. » 8/12/09 9:30am 8/12/09 9:30am

The Biggest Little Red Wagon You'll Ever See

It's not all streamliners and hot rods here at Bonneville Speed Week, there are some custom built freakshows too, like this gigantic four wheel drive little red wagon called the "Radical Flyer." » 8/11/09 5:30pm 8/11/09 5:30pm

Seth Hammond's Gas Lakester Hits 301 MPH, Smashes Record

A 498 cubic-inch Chevy V8 took Seth Hammond's radical lakester up to 301 MPH yesterday, crushing the previous eight-year-old record of 274.813 MPH for an unblown motor in its class. » 8/11/09 1:30pm 8/11/09 1:30pm

Land Speed Racer Dies In 200 MPH Bonneville Speed Week Crash

Barry Bryant from Anderson, California died Sunday en route to the hospital after losing control of his race car passing the five mile mark at 200 MPH. » 8/10/09 10:10pm 8/10/09 10:10pm

The Coolest Slowest Car At Bonneville

This amazingly slow 1948 Divco Twin Coach took 14 hours to get to Bonneville over a 308 mile journey, making it one of the slowest vehicles on the salt, but it's also one of the coolest. » 8/10/09 5:30pm 8/10/09 5:30pm

Morning Breaks Over The Salt Flats

It's been cool so far, with average temperatures in the 70s. The racers line up on the short and long courses early, eager to get to the task of chasing the horizon. » 8/10/09 1:30pm 8/10/09 1:30pm

Bonneville Speed Week: We're Here, And It's Awesome

Social Distortion's cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" came on the satellite radio as we made the turn off for the Bonneville Salt Flats. It felt somehow appropriate. Racing hasn't started and already, the place is awesome. Gallery below. » 8/08/09 3:00pm 8/08/09 3:00pm

Photos from the Salt: Bonneville Speed Week 2006 Gallery

Bonneville Speed Week, now past for 2006, is a photographer's fantasy affair. The dramatic moonscapes of Utah, tinted by low-angled sun and set atop a limitless expanse of cotton white, beats the steaming hell out of an ill-lit convention center for rendering well-turned hardware. Retinal neurophysiology scientist,… » 11/11/06 9:47am 11/11/06 9:47am