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    Video: Triumph takes us on an emotional journey over the salt
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    Every once in a while, Mother Nature has a rather tenuous relationship with her children. Such a scenario plays out each and every year as mankind clings to one of the last vestiges of open space left on our planet, the Bonneville Salt Flats, to which hundreds of men and women each year flock to ...

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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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    Video: What's it like to go over 260 mph in an 20-year-old Audi S4? Watch this
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    There are an infinite number of impressive aspects to getting a 1992 Audi to clip past the 260-mph barrier. For starters, there's the fact that Jeff Gerner managed to milk a full 1,100 horsepower from the five-cylinder S4 before shuttling the power to the ground via an all-wheel drive system ...

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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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    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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    Video: Danny Thompson's 265-mph Mustang crash from inside the car
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    Danny Thompson crashes at 260 miles per hour – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Danny Thompson, the son of Mickey Thompson, has a need for speed that's satiated when he hits the salt flats in his 1,300-horsepower Ford Mustang. Thompson had previously recorded a top speed of 252 ...

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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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    VIDEO: Cadillac-powered Spectre SpeedLiner sets world record for gas-powered, wheel-driven vehicles
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    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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    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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    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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