Watch A Nissan GT-R Spin Out At 187 MPH On A Dry Lakebed

Sure, you can go as fast as you want on a dry lakebed like California's El Mirage. Things just won't necessarily go perfectly. » 12/22/14 9:50pm 12/22/14 9:50pm

Dry Lake, Dusty Bias-Ply

If you've ever stood on a sun-drenched, crack-filled piece of lakebed, you'll understand. Even if you haven't, you probably will. Speed. Potential. Horizon. It's all there. I have dreams. God bless California for giving them to me. [via CoolisaColor] » 7/22/10 2:30pm 7/22/10 2:30pm

Last Chance for 2007 Land Speed Record Tires

From a tiny karting carcass to a huge slick designed to go from a standing start to 300 plus miles per hour in under five seconds, tires are a crucial part of any racing machine. Tires are of particular concern on LSR monsters - especially those of the wheel-driven variety. Streamliners moving into and beyond the 300… » 4/18/07 3:30pm 4/18/07 3:30pm

El Mirage Land Speed Gallery

While Speed Week at Bonneville may make off with the extra helping of land speed racing media coverage, one must remember that the dry lakebeds of southern California were pivotal in the development of American hot rodding and drag racing. The land speed show only moved to the Bonneville salt flats after the Air… » 11/13/06 9:24pm 11/13/06 9:24pm

Greasel Dusts El Mirage


The Yahoo! turbogreasel Chevy pickup rolled out onto the dusty dry lake bed of El Mirage yesterday for its first measured shakeout runs. Driver Tommy Hodges stepped out of his usual blown Camaro and into the alternative fueled entry. The peanut oil powered diesel posted a 98 mph blast with on its second run ever.… » 11/13/06 3:33pm 11/13/06 3:33pm

More Coop from El Mirage

Coop packed up with his pal Bobby Green again and headed out to the dusty environs of the historic El Mirage dry lakebed. Bobby's first attempt at running the belly tanker netted him a 93.1, which was apparently limted by a pretty heavy-duty headwind. Coop believes in the magic 100. As one of our common mantras is,… » 10/23/06 4:00pm 10/23/06 4:00pm

Coop Goes to El Mirage

Everyone's favorite Satanic Toulouse-Lautrec made a day of it out on the dry lakes with a group of friends running a belly tanker. And, in typical Coop style, he leaves any trick paraphrasing we could perform mouldering in a steaming pile of can't-say-it-better crap, so just click through and read his take. » 10/12/06 12:30am 10/12/06 12:30am