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Jul 11, 2013 - Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway

I headed back into Utah today to go to the Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway. It has been the setting for numerous land speed records over the years. The salt flats drew attention for a racing event in 1896 when a transcontinental bicycle race was to be routed across the area. The first automobile speed record was set in 1914 at 114 mph by a guy driving a Blitzen Benz. Apparently there were only 6 of these made in 1909 for breaking speed records. Sir Malcolm Campbell set the first official land speed record at just over 300 mph...

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Aug 31, 2009 - Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway, Utah

Any self respecting petrol head will know that the salt flats at Bonneville have been the venue for most of the notable speed record attempts over the years so a trip here was a must. So we drove 90 minutes west almost to the Nevada border to the speedway. While there were no rocket powered cars or land speed record attempts there was a motorcycle event taking place which kept us interested and entertained for a few hours. 240 mph on two wheels has to be respected. Then we done our own high speed run with the big V8 6 litre ford… Awesome.

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