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    Video: Petrolicious finds the only Mercedes 300SL to give us salt fever
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    "Enjoy your toys. Don't worry about breaking them, don't worry about scratching them. Just have fun with them," says the owner of the salt-covered Mercedes-Benz Gullwing. No, it's not a new SLS AMG, but an original 300SL that Bob Sirna bought a year out of college in the early 1980s. Since 2001, ...

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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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    Report: Prop-driven VW Beetle hopes to land in Bonneville [w/video]
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    Sometimes you meet folks who, when they tell you "Hey, I have an idea," your reflex response is to stop what you're doing and tell yourself, "Get ready...." We imagine Mike Niemans is one of those folks, and the idea in question is putting a tank engine on a Type 1 Volkswagen Beetle. Not just any ...

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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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    Official: Confederate heads to Bonneville with prototype X132 Hellcat Combat
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    In 2010, James Hoegh rode his Confederate P120 Fighter motorcycle across the Bonneville Salt Flats and reached 159 miles per hour. A little later he went back and got that up to 162.6 mph. This year he's going back to the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials in Bonneville to try and hit 170 mph, which ...

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    Official: Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid sets world speed record at 185 mph
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    After blasting down the Bonneville Salt Flats at 185 miles per hour, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is now the "world's fastest hybrid," according to VW. The modified Jetta Hybrid was driven by Motor Trend Associate Road Test Editor Carlos Lago, and the official speed was 185.394 mph (298.363 ...

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    Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin Concept is what two-wheel dreams are made of
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    We don't envy the designers who pen bikes for the likes of Triumph or Harley-Davidson. Machines like the Bonneville and Sportster are inherently popular for their nostalgic looks, and die-hard fans are the first to cry foul when the bikes wander too far from the original recipe. As the Triumph ...

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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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    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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    Official: Škoda tops 227 mph, claims 2.0-liter production speed record at Bonneville
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    If you thought a 202-mph run seemed like a hell of a pace for a Škoda Octavia, hold on to your hats, folks, because the Czech automaker's team at Bonneville has set a new record. With a beefed-up turbocharger and intercooler, enhanced aerodynamics and the requisite safety modifications, ...

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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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    Barrett-Jackson auctioning Pontiac ambulance that served as JFK hearse
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    1963 Pontiac Bonneville JFK ambulance – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Few ambulances have ever been as well-known as the Pontiac that transported the remains of the late President John F. Kennedy after his assassination. And now it's going up for auction. The 1963 Pontiac ...

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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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