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    Exclusive: List host Jessi Combs hits 440 mph, becomes World's Fastest Woman On Four Wheels [w/videos]
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    A couple of weeks ago, Autoblog's video series, The List: 1,001 Car Things to do Before You Die, tackled something that's been top-of-mind since the day we came up with the concept for the series: Drive The Bonneville Salt Flats. If you saw that episode, you know that not only did hosts Jessi ...

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    The List: The List #0065: Drive the Bonneville Salt Flats
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    There are two things you don't know that make this episode extra special. Our latest episode of The List is about oh-so-much more than touching tire to crusty salt in the northwest corner of Utah, a list item we've been itching to cross off since the show began. Our hosts, Jessi Combs and ...

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    Motorsports: Son resurrecting Mickey Thompson's LSR Streamliner for Bonneville run [w/videos]
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    You've probably heard of Mickey Thompson, if not for racing home-built Indy cars or punting early Funny Cars down drag strips, perhaps for the tire company he founded, his successful forays into off-road racing or, crucially, his attempts to break land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. ...

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    Video: Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat prototype breaks Bonneville record [w/video]
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    James Hoegh's mission to go faster than 168.912 mph on a naked bike on the Bonneville Salt Flats has met success. Hoegh traversed the salt during the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at 172.211 mph, entering the books in the APF3000 class as the rider on the world's fastest big block American ...

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    Video: Snowboards + ATV + salt + dash of crazy = saltboarding
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    Ah, the Bonneville Salt flats. One of the last true bastions of speed left in America, where men and women take cars, trucks, motorcycles and just about anything else with wheels to the very limits of man and machine's capabilities. Of course, there's no rule that the salt flats are to be used ...

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    Video: 462 mph from every angle
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    We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but there's a scant chance most of us will ever exceed 200 miles per hour here on planet Earth. Sure, you can hop in a commercial jet liner and easily best that figure in the comfort of coach, but its not quite the same as skimming along mere inches from ...

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    Report: Breedlove says he's going back after 800 mph [w/video]
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    Hemmings reports that Craig Breedlove is preparing to jump back into the land speed record game in an attempt to break through the 800 mph barrier. Breedlove made a name for himself while vying with Art Arfons for the world land speed record back in the '60s. His efforts eventually landed him the ...

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    Video: Depth of Speed looks at the camaraderie and beauty found at Bonneville
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    Our favorite automotive web series has returned with a new episode. Josh Clason and his Depth of Speed crew traveled to the Bonneville Salt Flats. In the new video, A Pinch of Salt, the drivers interviewed all point out that the motorsports atmosphere in the middle of this barren patch of Utah ...

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    Video: This is what a 426-mph flying mile looks like in HD
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    What's the fastest you've ever driven? We're sure many of you have crested the century mark. Some of you may have seen 150 miles per hour crawl by on the speedo, and perhaps a lucky few have experience 200. We can all but guarantee that none of you have gone as fast George Poteet, though. Poteet ...

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    Official: Ford F-250 Super Duty sets diesel and biodiesel land speed records
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    The Bonneville Salt Flats are a place where records are constantly made and broken. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes are driven, towed or pushed out to the brilliantly white sodium chloride desert where drivers embark on a quest for high speeds. You can expect to see production cars, motorcycles, ...

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    Official: Škoda Octavia vRS blows past 200 mph at Bonneville
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    There are places you expect to find a Škoda, and places you don't. European streets, for example, fall squarely into the former category. Dried up lake beds in the United States, however, belong firmly in the latter. But someone forgot to tell that to the people who make the Czech ...

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    Report: Renault 4 panel wagon headed to Bonneville
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    Folks down at the salt flats in Utah are used to seeing all manner of machinery making high-speed runs, but this year they're set to get an eye-full of European machinery. Not only is Skoda taking a modified Octavia to Bonneville, but Renault is now set to join the fray with a unique adaptation ...

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    Official: Skoda looks to crack 200 mph in Octavia vRS at Bonneville
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    The Volkswagen Group is flush with vehicles capable of earth-shattering velocities. Porsche. Lamborghini. Bugatti. Even Bentley has demonstrated its propensity for the v-max with its Ice Speed Record Continental. And Audi models are regularly tuned for high-speed runs at Nardo. But Skoda? We've ...

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    Video: The Boys of Bonneville high-speed trailer
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    The Bonneville Salt Flats are now synonymous with speed and speed records, but that wasn't always the case. Ab Jenkins put the salty surface on the map long ago by building ever-faster contraptions in an effort to break and re-break land speed records. While Jenkins was a superhero of his time, ...

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    SEMA 2010: Spectre Performance shows off its Bonneville Land Speed Racer *UPDATE
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    Spectre Performance Bonneville Land Speed Racer - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The fastest Cadillac we've ever driven wears a V badge on its rear end. Its engine produces 556 horsepower and the car has a top speed of 190 miles per hour. There's no doubt it's one of the fastest cars ...

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    Suzuki details 2010 SEMA plans
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    Suzuki Kizashi Bonneville Special - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Suzuki has announced its plans for this week's 2010 SEMA show. The automaker is bringing three cars out to the Las Vegas convention center: A Kizashi modified by Delta Tech Engineering, an Equator pickup truck customized ...

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    Video: 1985 288 GTO lays claim to World's Fastest Ferrari with 275.4 mph run
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    World's Fastest Ferrari – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We've seen a lot of special action from the Bonneville Salt Flats this year, but this just about takes the cake. The guys from P4 by Norwood, a Ferrari tuning shop, are laying claim to the title of the World's Fastest ...

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    Bobby Cleveland brings Fastest Lawnmower crown back to USA [w/video]
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    World's Fastest Lawnmower – Click above to watch video after the jump
    One minute, you're the king of going fast on a lawnmower. The next, you're number two behind a man from the UK. That's what happened to Bobby Cleveland, but he didn't sit idly by on his grass clippings – he went out ...

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    Video: 'Ode to Salt' is high speed in glorious slow motion
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    Ode to Salt – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Josh Clayson visited Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats and walked away smitten. Not only that, he walked away with some stunning high-definition footage of machines encrusted in and racing over the sodium chloride expanse. Set to ...

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    Wrecked Ferrari Enzo reborn as Bonneville Salt Flats racer?
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    In a rebuilding job worthy of The Six Million Dollar Man, Richard Loosee's T-Top Ferrari Enzo destroyed in a 200-mile-per-hour shunt has been reborn to take on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Gone are the T-Tops, replaced by something just as outrageous: a set of turbos that will boost the Enzo's V12 ...

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