Bonneville Salt Flats Rods, Racing & People

Random Saltines

Just wanted to show off some photos that wouldn’t normally get a spotlight for their artistic greatness, but more for simply giving you an idea of what goes on at Bonneville.

Here’s an Altered coupe being tinkered with in the start line before runs begin just after sunrise.

The “Spirit of Rett” streamliner is a fast one.  Looks like an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile with wheels.

The very well known #444 Vesco streamliner.  It’s a beautiful streamliner with a long history of breaking records.

You seen a lot of hot rod and racing car clubs roaming around the salt flats.  The “San Diego Roadster Club” established in 1941 has got to be one of the oldest clubs still kickin’ around at Bonneville.  Not sure what the letters “WMBCSBWWE” stand for though, maybe the first letter of the names of the first members?  Anyone out there have a clue?

This #99 Helipower Firebird/Camaro is a very quick machine.  So fast in fact, it’s roof has incorporated these NASCAR beauties…

Speed brakes that open up when you’re going 200+ MPH with your rearend in front.  Great idea since these coupes with short rear over hangs like to flip ends when the aerodynamics get iffy.

The “Joint Venture” big rig racer is quite the freak machine.  But the powerplant is way cool, check them out…

That’s right, 2 V8 diesel engines with a total of 4 turbos.  Wow!  According to the lettering on the door, this car has gone as fast as 228MPH in 2006, which was a class record.  It also says its been running since 1990.

Gear Grinders plaque on a ’32 deuce coupe in the pits.  An SCTA club that’s been around since 1938, that’s a 73 year old car club people!

Here’s the “Bonneville Safari” courtesy of ACME Speed Shop.  There are some crazy pit vehicles to be found at Bonneville. 

That’s all for tonight.


3 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing Hecht! I got out to El Mirage for the meets a couple weekends ago and had such a blast! Did you see my goggled picture?! Although it was dusty…it definitely gave me salt fever. I can’t wait for Speedweek!

    May 27, 2011 at 12:12 am

  2. Dallas

    WMBSCSBWE = We may b*tch, cuss & swear but we enter

    June 27, 2011 at 9:07 am

  3. Dave

    The little blue #691 is a Capri, made by Ford/Mercury.

    September 5, 2011 at 5:33 am

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