Bonneville Salt Flats
Only after $45M comes from non-state sources.
Raise a glass to Missoula couple's ingenuity.
VW's Bonneville Jetta is shown at the Pikes Peak Fan Fest.
That also makes it the fastest Honda car ever.
A need for speed runs in the Thompson family at over 400 miles per hour.
The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner is a 25-foot long, 1,000-hp monster.
Wheeler was traveling at about 200 mph when he lost control and crashed.
Hemmings tells the fascinating story of the effort to save the Bonneville Salt Flats that brings together racers, geologists, politicians, and the local mining company.
Nissan and Cummins are building a diesel Titan XD to attempt a land-speed record run, and they're showing an early version of the slippery truck at SEMA.
The Venturi VBB 3 sets a tentative class record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, doing 240.320 mph. Conditions were so bad that the team couldn't go faster.
With just three weeks until Speed Week, organizers are rushing to find a section of the Bonneville Salt Flats suitable for top-speed racing. Things aren't looking good.
Put it this way: if Eva Hakansson had sufficient battery capacity and road space for her record-breaking KillaJoule electric "sidecar" motorcycle, she could make the 650-mile trip from her Denver-area home base to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in about the time it takes to watch a football game. Heck, she could probably relax and catch the fourth quarter at her destination.
The world needs crazy inventors with wild dreams. While we might not long for the things that they create, their contraptions certainly make the day a little more enjoyable. Take the Carpool Deville as an example. Nobody (well, almost nobody) is asking for a hot tub fashioned from a 1969 Cadillac that is still drivable. But now that you know that such a beast exists, don't try to tell us you aren't at least intrigued.
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 Combs and Patrick McIntyre check it off their List, Combs was there to work on getting qualified to make a run for the title of World's Fastest Woman.
Salt fever is an affliction that drives those infected to spend the better part of the year dreaming, scheming and building machines to race across the alien landscape that is the Bonneville Salt Flats in search of land-speed-record glory. Bill Dube and Eva Håkansson have a high-voltage case of it.