Land Speed History Is Rapidly Disappearing. Can We Save The Salt Flats?

For nearly 100 years the Bonneville Salt Flats has been the ultimate test for man and machine. Fearless gear-heads such as Art Arfons, Craig Breedlove, and Burt Munro drove their way to legend status here. Many other greats died trying. Today, lovers of the Bonneville Salt Flats fear it's disappearing. » 11/05/13 3:49pm 11/05/13 3:49pm

Would You Race An Original Mercedes Gullwing On The Salt Flats?

It might be a million dollar car nowadays, but that doesn't seem to stop Bob Sirna from getting the most out of it. It's all about how you look at it. » 10/29/13 1:51pm 10/29/13 1:51pm

They Run Speed Week In Africa, Too

Hot rods, exotics, and motorcycles, streaming out into the flat, open desert. It looks like the American West, but it's actually along the border between Namibia and Botswana. It's Speed Week — in Africa. » 10/25/12 5:30pm 10/25/12 5:30pm

Would You Drive A Ferrari Or A Ford GT Across South America?

A Ferrari 458 and a Ford GT — they're yours. You even have the world's largest salt flats to play on. But you have to drive across South America to get there, and you can only take one car. » 9/11/12 7:30am 9/11/12 7:30am

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

Take a behind the scenes look at the 462 MPH "Speed Demon" streamliner

It's hard to comprehend, but George Poteet and Ron Main's Speed Demon streamliner ran at this year's Bonneville Speed Week with an amazing exit speed of 462.345 MPH. » 11/27/11 2:00pm 11/27/11 2:00pm

"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

An ode to the salt

Yesterday signaled the end of the 2011 Bonneville Speed Week. Once again speed freaks from all over the world made the pilgrimage to the Salt to race vehicles of almost every imaginable variety. » 8/20/11 12:30pm 8/20/11 12:30pm

Lawn Mower Land Speed Record Returns To ‘Merica Where It Belongs

Remember the great land speed records waged between Art Arfons and Craig Breedlove that pushed speeds to 500+ mph and more? This is just like that. Only slower. And with lawn mowers. » 10/31/10 9:00am 10/31/10 9:00am

JT Nesbitt, Designer Of The Confederate Wraith, Readying Land…

I first met JT Nesbitt in August 2005, when he was the most famous motorcycle designer in the world. I was in New Orleans to profile him, which I did in an article titled "Mafia, Guns, Sex Toys and Hurricanes." It's that hurricane that changed things. A few months later I finally got JT on the phone. He was at work,… » 2/23/08 4:45pm 2/23/08 4:45pm