One of the most amusing things about land speed racing is that there seems to be records for everything. Now Volkswagen wants their very own record in Bonneville’s G/BGC class, so they’re bringing a brand new 2019 Jetta to the salt flats to make that happen.
For the past two years, the famed Bonneville Salt Flats have been without the roar of triple-digit engine noise. This week, thousands of drivers from around the world are back to break records and just go really, really fast.
Following the cancellation of Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats for the last two consecutive years, it looks like the event is back on for this year.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 323 has a storied past—one that includes record runs at the Bonneville Salt Flats. It’s now said to be toned down and street legal, but will this former racer’s price set a new record here?
AutoEvolution reports that motorcycle racing legend Guy Martin will pilot their Rocket III Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats, an insane carbon-kevlar racer with two turbo engines making over 1,000 hp, a miniscule cockpit and hand controls made for an airplane.
You don't hear a lot about Honda's now-kaput single-seater program anymore, but they did build the fastest outright F1 car ever made.
Banker-turned-biker Valerie Thompson just earned a spot in the Bonneville Salt Flats "200 MPH Club;" setting a new land speed record of 208.81 MPH on her BMW S1000 RR superbike. At race pace the scenery looks halcyon as a duck pond at dawn, but the noise is the kind of fierce you hide under your covers from.
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.
ST. PAUL, MN, October 2013 - Peter Vincent is arguably the most experienced photographer of Utah's legendary Bonneville Salt Flats. Every year for more than 20 years he has visited this unique American landscape with camera in hand.
The Bonneville Salt Flats are gearhead heaven. Whatever you're driving, you can push it to the limits on the seemingly endless expanse of dry lakebed. Surrounded by distant mountains, driving out there feels like being in an arena.
When you own a car, at some point or another, you're going to want to put things on your roof. It's the best way to carry oddly shaped, unwieldy, and extra items that might not fit in the car but that you want or need to carry.
Going 300 MPH is never an easy task but it becomes especially difficult when you are located a continent away from the only place you can test and tune your 1 liter turbocharged streamliner.
In 1971, NASCAR banned Chrysler's winged cars, forcing teams like Bobby Isaac's K&K to park their fastest rides. K&K owner Nord Krauskopf decided to take the team's Charger Daytona to Bonneville for one last romp. They'd end up setting 28 world records.
There are countless classes attempting records at Bonneville but Spectre Performance is attempting one of the most important: going over 400 MPH in a gas-powered, wheel-driven car. Audio of the engine and pictures below.
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.
The last time we caught up with Eric Burns the car was falling a little flat at the high end and not quite hitting the blistering 101.5 MPH top speed it's hit at Bonneville in the past, so he was working out the kinks still. "Evil Tweety," in case you weren't aware, is the worlds fastest stock class Honda 600, here we…
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.