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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Tony Fox "Proud American" and "Bonneville Boss" Rocket Truck
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    The Proud American and Bonneville Boss - Click above for high-res image gallery Before our favorite weekly Southern California car gathering this Saturday, we had been told by a friend that he'd be bringing his new rocket truck. Rocket truck? What the heck's a rocket truck? Visions of ...

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    VIDEO: Cadillac-powered Spectre SpeedLiner sets world record for gas-powered, wheel-driven vehicles
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    Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Cadillac_Powered_SpeedLiner_Sets_Speed_World_Record_vid'; Different automakers seek out different bragging. The same goes for tuning houses. The bogey in question may be the quickest lap time around a given ...

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    Detroit 2009: Faster Pussycat - Jaguar XFR pounces on Bonneville, hits 225 mph!
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Jaguar XFR Bonneville car
    In its spare time while reinventing the company and settling in with a new owner, Jaguar's boffins somehow found time to take their new XFR to the Bonneville Salt Flats for a top speed run last November.The Paul ...

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    Motorcyclist dies attempting land speed record on Salt Flats
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    Tragedy struck the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah last week when 47-year-old Cliff Gullett, of Team Bullet Costella-Gullett Racing, lost control of his bike at nearly 240 mph. Gullett, an experienced racer who held nearly a dozen land speed records on motorcycles, was competing in the 500cc class ...

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    Goodwood Festival of Salt
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    This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed will take place June 22-24. We're excited to report that we will have people on hand for this amazing weekend of historic racing demonstrations and we're looking forward to getting lots of pics to share with all of you. With this year's theme being, 'Spark of ...

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    Brit team plans to break record with 200mph head of steam
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    We never suspected the Brits would use boiling water for anything nobler than steeping tea, but it's full steam ahead for the British Steam Car Challenge project that is attempting to break the land-speed record for a steam-powered vehicle that has stood for over 100 years. According to a Telegraph ...

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    JCB Dieselmax sets new diesel Bonneville speed record
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    The JCB-sponsored, twin-engined Dieselmax streamliner set a new Bonneville Speed Week record for diesel-powered vehicles, with a two-run average speed of 317 mph.Under the Southern California Timing Association (the Bonneville Speed Week sanctioning body) rules, breaking a record requires an ...

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    Dodge Quad Cab pickup sets 224 mph record
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    Aerodynamics? You don't need aero if you've got enough power, and in the case of this Dodge Ram, 930 hp did the trick at Bonneville Tuesday. The 5,500 lb Dodge Ram Quad Cab ran a two-run average of 224.08 mph, setting a new C/MP Bonneville Speed Week record that shattered the previous mark of 158 ...

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    GM cars set records, crash at Bonneville Speed Week
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    General Motors reported mixed results on the salt flats Tuesday, with the day marred by a 250-mph crash of the Chevy So-Cal HHR (top, right).So-Cal HHR driver and GM engineer Jim Minneker walked away from the HHR wreck, which happened after the car lost traction at nearly 250 mph when the parachute ...

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