Flooded Salt Flats Viewed From A Drone Looks Like A Freaky Sci-Fi Set

16-year-old Kaylin Stewart is trying to hit 200 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and is making a movie about speed-record holding women in the process. Her scheduled run got rained out last week, but at least she got some really cool footage of the Flats like you've never seen them; as the lakes they once were. » 8/21/14 2:40pm 8/21/14 2:40pm

Want to prevent 1,100 MPH blowouts? Watch this.

Bloodhound SSC is designed to go 1,100 MPH on the salt. At those speeds, just the friction of the air passing over the aluminum wheels can heat them up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. At 300 F, they could disintegrate.

Clearly, that's a bad thing. To figure out if the Bloodhound SSC's wheels could take the punishment, they… » 8/01/14 11:46am 8/01/14 11:46am

Bloodhound SSC Gang To Attempt To Break 1000 MPH Speed Mark

Andy Green, former RAF pilot and current holder of the world land speed record, and Richard Noble, the driving force behind the Thrust 2 and Thrust SSC speed record cars, today announced they were signing on to the new Bloodhound SSC project intended to break the 1000 MPH mark. If they get there, they'd smash the… » 10/23/08 9:30am 10/23/08 9:30am

The 1998 BMW M5: Faster Than A Jet Car!

British car shoppers in the late 1990s, perhaps not predicting the all-encompassing speed-camera network that would one day render their island unsuitable for M5-grade fast driving, probably yearned » 10/14/08 1:15pm 10/14/08 1:15pm for the new factory-hot-rod BMW after seeing this ad. But… don't jet cars go a couple hundred MPH faster than a piston…

Junkman Sells DB HBR-5 To Record-Breaking Bonneville Madmen

The Land Speed Record for the Grand Touring Sports Car Under 750cc had stood at 80.143 MPH since 1991, and what better car to make a run at the record than a Deutsch Bonnet » 8/26/08 4:00pm 8/26/08 4:00pm HBR-5? That's what Mark Brinker of Texas thought, and he knew where to find one: You can get the details after the jump, but we can tell you…

Piero Taruffi's 1952 Land Speed Record-Breaking Double Bullet

Jalopy Journal » 8/19/08 4:40pm 8/19/08 4:40pm has a transcription of an article which ran in a 1952 copy of detailing the land speed record run of one Piero Taruffi, and his Double Bullet race car. Taruffi's car used a 1.7-liter four-cylinder Maserati engine running a chain drive mounted on one side of the car, with him mounted in the other. All…

Edmunds Inside Line Gets 2008 Dodge Viper ACR Salty At Bonneville

A guy named Ed that works for Edmunds Inside Line (we suspect nepotism) just got back from driving the 2008 Dodge Viper ACR to Bonneville. There, he discovered that driving really fast in a straight line, at least in a twitchy track special on the salt, is a lot harder than it looks. If we'd been there, we'd have told… » 7/29/08 11:00am 7/29/08 11:00am

Sir Malcolm Cambell's Grandson Takes Run At Steam-Powered Land Speed…

Steam as a motive force is both powerful and difficult to contain, but a team of Britons will be doing their best to topple the steam-powered land speed record with this amazing vapor-driven monster. Granted, the FIA-recognized steam-powered land-speed record is only 127.66 mph­ and was set in 1906 (the unofficial… » 6/27/08 3:30pm 6/27/08 3:30pm