Dave Spangler drove the Team Vesco Turbinator II off the Bonneville Salt Flats and into history as the very first wheel-driven automobile to exceed 500 mph.
Those who enjoyed our last episode of Behind the Wheel will be excited to know that we are once again enjoying a speed related story on two wheels. But while North Carolina native Garrett Robertson enjoys time on his bike in the back woods, our latest guest enjoys taking her 1956 BMW R60 – Class PPC-650 as fast as she can on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.
Daytona Speed Weeks will take place Feb. 9-17, 2019. This annual auto racing ritual dates back to the era when Henry Ford I came to Daytona Beach, Fla., to see how fast some of his early racing cars would go.
Danny Thompson has been working to break the record for piston-powered cars during Bonneville Speed Weeks for more than eight years.
Racing on the salt is a dream come true for so many speed freaks and race enthusiasts.
Greenspeed Research and MAHLE broke the diesel truck land speed racing record this August in Bonneville.
Mike Akatiff and Rocky Robinson took the TOP 1 ACK ATTACK to the heights of the Bolivian Andes, rolling onto the Salar De Uyuni salt flats with the intention to exceed 400 mph and shatter the team’s own LSR mark.
Valerie Thompson and Denis Manning will return to the Bonneville salt flats this coming weekend with the aim of breaking the land speed record of 376.36 mph with the Team “7” Streamliner (aka BUB 7).
Saturday on the Salt Flats at the SCTA’s Bonneville Speed Week 2017.
Let me be frank – I actually met land speed racer Danny Thompson because of a hot dog.