One of the most famous speedways in America is facing a questionable future. Its top layer of salt, which was once four feet thick, is now down to one inch in most places.
In our latest episode, we took some time out with famed land speed racing team Rat Trap Racing and this team’s newest young gun, driver Michael Hope.
Photographer Mitzi Valenzuela brought her camera to the Bonneville Salt Flats for 2019’s Speed Week.
Jessi Combs lost her life while driving the North American Eagle, a machine I first saw during a June 2006 event at Autobooks Aerobooks in Burbank, Calif. At the time the former Lockheed F-104A Starfighter jet (56-0762) had yet to turn a wheel as a land speed record attempter, but it was mighty intriguing standing still.
Racer, builder, fabricator and television host Jessi Combs dead at 36 after land-speed racing jet car crash.
This land-speed race truck holds records on gas and diesel at both Bonneville and El Mirage!
On the ninth day of Christmas RacingJunk brings to you a Ford Maverick meant for top speed runs.
For Barrett-Jackson’s 2019 Scottsdale Auction, David Johnston will consign seven cars from very different parts of the car collecting world, all with No Reserve. First up is a 1957 A.J. Watson Indy roadster re-creation that’s been specially built for action at Bonneville Speed Week.
Welcome back to Behind the Wheel. Those who are enjoying our stories with speed demons on two wheels will want to tune in to our latest episode. If you have been following this column for the last few years, you will probably be familiar with the name Valerie Thompson.
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.