For reasons that are as arcane and convoluted as a Freemason initiation ceremony, there’s actually two major speed-related events at the Bonneville Salt Flats: last month’s Speed Week, which we covered here, and this past weekend’s World of Speed, which we’re covering, um, now. I’m not complaining, though: the salt…
I was out at the Bonneville Salt Flats this past week to drive some old and slow cars fast-ish on the salt, but while I was there puttering around, something much more important happened: Team Vesco’s Turbinator II set a new world record for a wheel-driven car, an insane 483 mph.
I fear that I’ve found a new life out here on the salt, and I’m never coming home.
Team McLeish Bros. has been running for land speed records since 1999, and have used a variety of different cars, engines, and bodies to accomplish many of their goals. The team has broken dozens of AMA, FIM, SCTA and BNI records, and their aim to own another one has brought them to Bonneville again in 2018 with their…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.