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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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    Introducing the Kestrel from Falcon Motorcycles [w/video]
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    Falcon Motorcycles Kestrel – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Despite our best attempt to harbor a deep-seated loathing when it comes to the hoards of under-thought and over-raked custom motorcycles, and by default one-off bikes as a whole, rare occasions arise when we feel ...

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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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    Triumph and TAG Heuer honor Steve McQueen with special Bonneville
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    Triumph Bonneville Heuer - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Triumph and TAG Heuer have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind Bonneville Heuer motorcycle. Inspired by Steve McQueen and the Porsche 917 K that the famous actor, racer and motorcycle rider piloted in the classic film Le Mans, ...

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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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    Land Speed Record driver Barry Bryant dies in 200-mph crash at Bonneville
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    Barry Brant, third from left, posing with members of the Bryant family in front of the car he was driving during crash
    Anyone familiar with land speed trials knows all too well the dangers inherent in pursuing new record-breaking speeds, and today we're saddened to report on the death of one ...

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    eBay Deal of the Day: Mazda 323 GTX Bonneville Salt Flats LSR racer
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    While surfing eBay Motors we came across item number 170293663976. It's a Mazda 323 GTX with only 7,814 original miles on it, which makes the $6,500 Buy It Now price seems reasonable. Long before the Subaru Impreza WRX and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution became household names by offering turbocharged, ...

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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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    Oklahoma Dreamin': Mustang-lovin' corn-grower chases record with ethanol
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    Brent Hajek loves racing cars and corn. The Oklahoma corn farmer is also the proprietor of a race car museum, and has managed to combine his two passions in an effort to set a new land speed record.The idea came out of the record Ford set with a Mustang Mach 1 some 40 years ago. Hajek wanted to ...

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    World Land Speed Shootout at Bonneville
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    Click above for high-res gallery of various streamliners
    We're suckers for speed, so we jumped at the opportunity to attend a press conference for an upcoming top speed shootout on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Unlike the countless speed contests held at locations around the world each year, the Top ...

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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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    World's Fastest Diesel Pickup controversy settled
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    The Great Pickup Controversy has been settled. It was reported last week that the Rocket Ranger, from SPAL USA, crossed the Bonneville Salt Flats at 215.091 miles per hour. In doing so, SPAL claimed it set the top speed world record for a pickup truck. However, back in 2002, Gale Banks ...

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    Ford attempting land speed record with Fusion Hydrogen 999 Racer
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    click above image for more high-res pics of Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 RacerFord thinks it's time to make hydrogen sexy. Capitalizing on its 10 years of hydrogen research expertise, the automaker is headed to the Bonneville Salt Flats in August to go for a few world land speed records with a hydrogen ...

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    2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Land Speed Record cars
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    The theme of the 2007 Festival of Speed was Spark of Genius – Breaking Records, Pushing Boundaries, and so it's fitting that Land Speed Record (LSR) vehicles were given a special display at this year's event. A group of the vehicles was arranged on the cricket pitch, including several from ...

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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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    Mickey Thompson murder trial begins
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    The murder of motorsports legend Mickey Thompson and his wife in 1988 was one of the most brutal crimes to hit the automotive world. Nearly two decades later, prosecutors in Pasadena, CA hope to bring the alleged perpetrator to justice. The trial against Michael Goodwin opened on Monday with claims ...

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    2-wheel land speed record falls in the flats
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    If we've learned anything from the JCB Dieselmax team, it's that records are meant to be broken, and why should our four-wheeled friends have all the fun? Last weekend the International Motorcycle Speed Trials began at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a record breaking two-wheel run by Team TOP 1 ACK ...

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    Pontiac may get a G8 RWD sedan
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    General Motors' announcement last week to build the Camaro and other rear-wheel-drive product at its soon-revamped Oshawa facility is a perfect ignition source for all sorts of RWD product rumors, so let's get things started with talk about the Pontiac G8. The cancellation of the Bonneville has ...

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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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