Bonneville

Dean Lowe

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Bonneville
« on: March 08, 2013, 01:48:11 AM »
We have an El Mirage thread. I think Bonneville deserves a thread too.

Lets start with one of my more prized possessions.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 01:52:34 AM »
One of the prettiest sights a salt racer can see. About 25 miles out of Wendover.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 01:56:00 AM »
MT, the first year for the Challenger.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 01:57:15 AM »
The second year for the Challenger with the blowers added.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 01:58:51 AM »
America's fastest car in 1957.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 02:01:06 AM »
Kenz & Leslie, two engines.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 07:21:10 AM »
Nice pics, Dean !  I can add a pic or two.

Here's Eric Rickman, famous Hot Rod photographer, in his element

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 11:18:33 AM »
I took this shot of Jerry Kugel's first race car in ,62. He ran 165 with a 283 Chevy motor.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 11:30:25 AM »
WOW... nice pics guys!  That old program is very cool 8)  I've never been there for the races (only as a very young site-seer).
Definitely one for the bucket list!  Seeing the Kugel name brought back old memories of hanging out with Jerry's brother Rich
back in the mid '60's.  Rich had a sweet metallic gold VW Bug with Jardine headers and blue plexiglass quarter windows... way
ahead of it's time!

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 11:31:03 AM »
Another shot of Jerry's coupe. Note the Chevy valve covers used for air scoops. Jerry never spent money he didn't have to!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 11:38:13 AM »
Belmont Sanchez's Stude coupe. This was the first Lowey designed Studebaker on the salt  This one started the Studebaker revolution in the coupe & sedan classes at Bonneville.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013, 11:40:49 AM »
Belmont's crew. "Beachball" belmont Sanchez on the far right. Note the headlight pods taped back on the front fenders. They smoothed off the fenders to run in the Comp Coupe classes. The pods were reattached to make the car legal for Altered Coupe & Sedan classes, thus being able to claim more records.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 11:45:58 AM »
Front view.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 12:04:36 PM »
Here's a link to the Cal Look Lounge and some more Jerry Kugel pics from the salt taken in the '60's.  John Lazenby wrote the post and supplied the photos.  Unfortunately, you'll have to sign up to see John's pictures but it's worth it as it's a cool site.

http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,17176.msg248568.html#msg248568

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 03:57:27 PM »
Thanks.  I had been a member of the Lounge before but forgot my username  :-[, so I registered again.  Cannot wait to be approved for registration; I recently found some pics of Jerry Kugel's coupe and it has quickly become one of my favorites !  And I did not know about his brother at all.  It's another good day - I learned something !

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2013, 03:58:23 PM »
A couple more pics of the Belmont-Sanchez Studebaker in comp coupe form.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2013, 04:00:24 PM »
John Edmund's Studebaker

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 04:01:51 PM »
1950

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2013, 04:03:01 PM »
from the LIFE series of photographs

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2013, 04:05:20 PM »
The earliest Bonneville pic I've found so far, dating back to the 20's I'm guessing.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2013, 04:05:57 PM »
Winners

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2013, 04:24:10 PM »

Thanks.  I had been a member of the Lounge before but forgot my username  :-[, so I registered again.  Cannot wait to be approved for registration; I recently found some pics of Jerry Kugel's coupe and it has quickly become one of my favorites !  And I did not know about his brother at all.  It's another good day - I learned something !


 ;D 8)  Love that pic with the train on the salt!

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2013, 04:58:36 PM »
Here's a link to the Cal Look Lounge and some more Jerry Kugel pics from the salt taken in the '60's.  John Lazenby wrote the post and supplied the photos.  Unfortunately, you'll have to sign up to see John's pictures but it's worth it as it's a cool site.

http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,17176.msg248568.html#msg248568

Re-registering onto Cal-Look Lounge was worth it, just to read this story and view the pics !

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2013, 05:21:14 PM »
I'll see if I can get John to sign up over here and post up with some more history ;)

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2013, 06:18:20 PM »
Here's a link to the Cal Look Lounge and some more Jerry Kugel pics from the salt taken in the '60's.  John Lazenby wrote the post and supplied the photos.  Unfortunately, you'll have to sign up to see John's pictures but it's worth it as it's a cool site.

http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,17176.msg248568.html#msg248568

My buddy RED just informed me of this site.  Very cool to say the least.  If you go to the link on the Lounge I've just posed a reply to something that was posted there just today.
   8)
Looking forward to exploring and enjoying this site.
Volkswagens Limited 1964
Der Kleiner Panzers 1965

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2013, 06:26:33 PM »
Art Arfons first jet car. I took this pic in '63.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2013, 06:37:48 PM »
here are my two favorite pics at Bonneville...................of course it is because it is my wife's car   ;D  That was our stop on the way home from LARS, last year. Just hope we can get there once with the races going on too. It is on the bucket list.. meanwhile, thanks to all who keep digging up these cool old photos to let us know what it was like ,
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2013, 07:12:21 PM »
  If you go to the link on the Lounge I've just posed a reply to something that was posted there just today.
   8)

Yeah that was me !  Welcome, John !   You might like our brother forum, Bug/O...http://hotrodcraft.com/forum/bugoptional/index.php

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2013, 09:11:53 PM »
  If you go to the link on the Lounge I've just posed a reply to something that was posted there just today.
   8)

Yeah that was me !  Welcome, John !   You might like our brother forum, Bug/O...http://hotrodcraft.com/forum/bugoptional/index.php

Tom, thanks for the welcome.  I'll be reading a bunch on this site as I can't get enough of this stuff.   ;)
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2013, 01:16:55 AM »
This '36 was in C altered in '63 when we first ran Howard Eater II. Dad grabbed the C altered record. The aero on the '36 couldn't match a '53 Stude.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2013, 01:18:56 AM »
Dean Moon's Devin bodied Moonbeam.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2013, 01:21:27 AM »
Jerry Kugel's second race car. This roadster was actually a 5 window coupe with the top cut off.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2013, 01:25:20 AM »
Bob McGrath's  "Red Head".  302mph with a single blown Chrysler.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2013, 01:26:54 AM »
Fred Larsen & Don Cummins roadster. 240 mph.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2013, 01:28:14 AM »
Qualifying attempt.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2013, 01:30:04 AM »
Noel Black's B&N Automotive roadster.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2013, 01:31:46 AM »
Johnson & Shipley scary fast!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2013, 01:34:13 AM »
One of Ak Miller's early roadsters.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2013, 01:36:22 AM »
The Sanchez Stude, second year on the salt.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2013, 01:37:55 AM »
Jerry Kugel's 3rd race car. Ford cammer powered.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2013, 01:45:02 AM »
The final version of the Sanchez Stude. Running one of Clark Cagle's blown Chryslers, it set the A comp coupe record at 220mph.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2013, 01:47:51 AM »
And this is the baddest Stude to ever hit the salt. At one time Neil Thompson held all 5 comp coupe class records with this car. The fastest being over 270mph!! The record might have been faster if Neil could have put two of his 290mph passes back to back.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2013, 07:07:20 AM »
Thanks for some really nice pics, Dean.  That last Stude is bad-ass 8)  I'd forgotten about Ak Miller.  I worked for Graham's Chevron in La Habra in 1965-'66 and Ak would stop in to fill his new Mustang with $.36 a gallon Custom Supreme.  John & Bill Graham both drove white '55 Ford Pick-Ups and were members of the SCTA Gear Grinders.  The good old days.... :)

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2013, 07:41:55 AM »
Do you know why Ak called Bill Graham "Whizzer"?
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2013, 09:08:31 AM »
Fill me in!

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2013, 01:38:19 AM »
Bill's mode of transportation, before he was old onough to get his license, was a Schwin with a Whizzer motor. He rode it to work at the station, and all over Whittier until he was 16. Ak had a nick name for everybody. Bill's was "Whizzer", and sometimes just "Bike". If you remember Bill's older brother John, you know he had large puffy cheeks. Ak always called John, "Jowels Jarvis".
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2013, 07:18:38 AM »

Bill's mode of transportation, before he was old enough to get his license, was a Schwin with a Whizzer motor. He rode it to work at the station, and all over Whittier until he was 16. Ak had a nick name for everybody. Bill's was "Whizzer", and sometimes just "Bike". If you remember Bill's older brother John, you know he had large puffy cheeks. Ak always called John, "Jowels Jarvis".


How could I EVER forget John Graham!  I remember well the first time I tried mounting up a new Atlas Plycron unassisted on the antique tire machine those guys had.  "Jim, JIM, JIIMM.... WTF are you doing to my tire there JIM???  Don't you like it???  Look what you DID to it!!!" >:(
Or there was the fleet (3 or 4) of produce trucks we serviced on the side of the garage.  "Did you grease the drive-shaft u-joints, JIM???  If I
find out you didn't grease the u-joints Jim, your gonna be in DEEP $HIT...."  To this day, I feel the Grahams taught me more about life then my
own parents or the military.  I can only imagine the look on John's face when Ak gave him his nick-name! hahahaha!!  Thanks for posting up!

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2013, 02:40:01 AM »
Ermie Immerso's first streamliner. Powered by 4 406 Ford motors.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2013, 02:43:04 AM »
John Edmunds Stude. This one took the A comp coupe record from Sanchez, 245mph.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2013, 02:45:43 AM »
Mark Dees streamliner. First powered by one of M/T's blown Tempest 4 bangers. Later one of Don Alderson's blown hemis replaced the Tempest motor.

Sorry for the quality of some of these pics. I took them in '63 with my trusty Kodak Brownie camera.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2013, 02:49:02 AM »
Fred Willert's blown nailhead powered A gas roadster.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2013, 02:54:57 AM »
This Stude was owned by Don West. Don't remember how fast it ran.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2013, 02:56:07 AM »
Dick Beith's VW powered tank.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2013, 03:00:38 AM »
Tom Beatty's blown Olds powered tank. Set a record at 240mph. Tom always came to the salt with a spare engin. It was in his 40 delivery tow car. If he had problems with the tank's engine, he would pull the engine out of the delivery and put it in the tank. When he was done running, he would put the engine back in the delivery and head for home.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2013, 08:16:51 PM »
Ron Benham's "Baby Whale" powered by another one of M/T's blown Tempest fours. Burke Lesage got in the 2 club setting a 213mph record in the Whale.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #55 on: March 11, 2013, 08:18:37 PM »
Ronnie and the Baby Whale. RIP old friend.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #56 on: March 11, 2013, 08:28:59 PM »
Athol Graham's ill fated Spirit of Salt Lake. He lost his life later in the week trying for 400mph.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #57 on: March 11, 2013, 08:30:12 PM »
Chet Herbert's Beast. This car put Art Chrisman in the 2 club.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #58 on: March 11, 2013, 08:31:57 PM »
John Cobb's Rialton. The worlds fastest car in 1939 at 394mph.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2013, 08:36:20 PM »
Burt Munro on the World's Fastest Indian. His 183mph record still stands after 50 years. It was my very great pleasure to meet this man on his first trip to Bonneville. One of the most determined individuals to ever throw a leg over a motorcycle.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2013, 02:03:58 AM »
I took this pic of Bert his last time on the salt in 1971. The girl was the daughter of one of Bert's volunteer American pit crew.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2013, 02:05:21 AM »
Howard Johansen's twin tank.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2013, 02:06:42 AM »
Chrisman Brother's coupe.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2013, 02:08:13 AM »
Summers Brother's Polywog. Best one way speed 323mph.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2013, 02:10:01 AM »
Summers Brother's Goldenrod.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #65 on: March 12, 2013, 02:15:55 AM »
The Sadd, Teague and Bentley "Flying Brick".  Watching Al Teague finesse this bad boy through the lights at 268 is one of my best memories of the salt. The sound was awesome. Imagine the sound of a 60's top fuel car running 5 miles. Still give me goose bumps!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #66 on: March 12, 2013, 02:23:31 AM »
I'll finish tonight with my favorite Bonneville car ever. L.W. "Knott" Farrington's Hel's Angel 55 T bird. The car was named for his wife Helen. This car was not only fast, 240mph, but was an absolute show car as well. What was not painted, was chromed, right down to the brake lines. It even had a beautiful tuck and roll full interior. The deep dark candy red paint was flawless.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #67 on: March 12, 2013, 12:36:01 PM »
This was the Hel's Angel it's first year on the salt. Knott ran just a bit over 170 with the car in this configuration. The powere was a blown Chrysler with a huge 5/8 stroker crank making it 454 cu. in.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #68 on: March 12, 2013, 07:39:34 PM »
Dean,  great history lesson...............thanks again, it is enjoyable to hear the anecdotes and comments behind the pics!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2013, 02:50:22 PM »
Ak Miller and Big Stan Johnson with Ak's 260 V8 Mustang, "The White Tortilla". Stan set the F Production record at 146 with the baby V8.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #70 on: March 14, 2013, 02:53:45 PM »
Ak with his AC Ace. Ak swapped the AC  6 for the 260 out of his Mustang fully one year before Shelby "created" the Cobra. Wonder where ol' Carrol got the idea?  ;)

Ak called this one "The Anteater".
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #71 on: March 14, 2013, 03:01:11 PM »
Nolan White's A/Sports racing highly modified Glaspar sports car. If you saw this one up close, you would wonder how it got through SCTA inspection. Yet Nolan ran over 200 with a blown 374" SBC in it. I never figered out whether Nolan was crazy, or had huge balls!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2013, 08:39:36 PM »
Another one of Ak's roadsters.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #73 on: March 14, 2013, 08:40:35 PM »
The So Cal coupe.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #74 on: March 14, 2013, 08:42:01 PM »
After Tom Cobbs bought the Pierson Brother's coupe.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2013, 08:44:08 PM »
So Cal Tank.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2013, 08:45:19 PM »
So Cal streamliner.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #77 on: March 15, 2013, 06:55:20 AM »
Dean,
Thanks for taking the time to share all of these photos and memories with the rest of us.
Jeff Newman

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #78 on: March 15, 2013, 10:38:19 AM »
The original colors for So-Cal Speed Shop were white & gold.  However, gold was either not available, or too expensive, for color advertising at the time, so Alex Xydias switched to red. 

Here's a couple of pics of the streamliner & the tank in their original color.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #79 on: March 15, 2013, 12:06:12 PM »
That is interesting Tom. I knew the streamliner was white and gold, but didn't know that tank was. Alex was nothing, if not a genius at marketing.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #80 on: March 15, 2013, 12:14:37 PM »
 Tommy Thompson's Goldenrod. Tommy built this car, body and all in his garage. Power was an un blown Olds. This car is now in the Tom McIntyre collection exactly as it was last run.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #81 on: March 15, 2013, 12:17:15 PM »
Bill Burke's Harley powered "Lil Shaker". It's now in the NHRA museum.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #82 on: March 15, 2013, 12:19:26 PM »
Fred Carrilo's streamliner. It was destroyed in a crash when a tire blew at over 200. Fred survived, barely.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #83 on: March 15, 2013, 12:21:07 PM »
The Mal Hooper-Bob Bowen Shadoff Special.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #84 on: March 15, 2013, 12:23:51 PM »
The Hill-Davis streamliner.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #85 on: March 15, 2013, 06:29:03 PM »
Amazing history,  great that the pics have survived.
here is a little racer as it sits today at the museum
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #86 on: March 15, 2013, 08:40:01 PM »
Another shot of Hel's Angel.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #87 on: March 16, 2013, 02:03:19 AM »
Big Bill Edwards Ranchero. The twin turbo 301" SBC pushed it over 200 quite a few times. But Bill never claimed a record. The engine never held together for a two way average. The little Chevy was putting out over 1200 Hp with 60 psi boost from the two huge turbos. If Bill would have just dialed it back a bit, it would have put him in the 2 club. But with Bill it was balls out, or nothing.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #88 on: March 16, 2013, 11:18:41 AM »
Bruce Giesler's Stude. Bruce built this car in the early 60's, and still owns it. It has probably run in, and set more records in different classes than any other car in the history of the Bonneville speed trials. It is currently in the NHRA museum as part of the Gale Banks exhibit.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #89 on: March 16, 2013, 11:26:01 AM »
Joe Locosto, the driver of the San Chez Studebaker. Joe drove it to all the records it set. When the car reached 220, Joe said it had reached the  safety limits of the cars construction, and he stepped out. Turns out he was right. San Chez put Harold Hungerford in the seat and during an attempt to go faster the car became airborne and wound up upside down.  Hungerford was OK, but that was the end of the car that started the Studebaker revolution on the salt.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2013, 08:25:41 PM »
The Fred Larsen & Don Cummins streamliner. Over 300 with a tiny 255" blown SBC.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2013, 08:33:56 PM »
Jack Lufkin's Kurtis "Sports Car".  At one time Jack held 5 of the 6 records in SCTA's sports racing class, and the fastest gasoline powered car in the world. . In an attempt to raise the AA/SR record to over 300, driver Jerry Spotts got airborn at over 300, landed upside down, and slid for a mile. The car was not damaged to badly, but Jack was so shaken by the accident, he cut the car up and scrapped it when he got home. Too bad, as this was the very last race car frank Kurtis ever built.  It should be in a museum.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #92 on: March 16, 2013, 08:38:34 PM »
The Markley Brothers belly tank. Probably one of the most remarkable performance feats ever on the salt. With a 260" baby Desoto hemi this car recorded a two way average of 280mph, with a best one way time of over 290!
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« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2013, 10:31:25 PM »
Dean , thanks for sharing your photo collection and the history of the cars and drivers .
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« Reply #94 on: March 17, 2013, 01:23:08 AM »
Earl Evans tank. Earl used this car to develop his line of flathead speed parts.
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« Reply #95 on: March 17, 2013, 01:27:03 AM »
The "Wee Eel". Els Lohn set a record over 180 in this little 'liner using a blown Morris Minor engine built by Demar Ray. Els was the founder of Eelco speed equipment.
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« Reply #96 on: March 17, 2013, 01:30:10 AM »
A nice selection of Lowey coupes, and their grandfather.
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« Reply #97 on: March 17, 2013, 01:34:12 AM »
This was my Dad's '65 Mustang. The 289 ran Hilborn injection, an Isky 550 roller cam, and a set of Jocko ported heads. He set the E Production record with it at 166 with a best one way of 172.
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« Reply #98 on: March 17, 2013, 01:36:31 AM »
The So Cal coupe as it was when Jim Travis owned it.
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« Reply #99 on: March 17, 2013, 01:38:59 AM »
The Sanchez Stude during one of the teams many engine changes on the salt. They ran so many different size Chryslers, and blew up so many of them, they got this procedure down pat.
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« Reply #100 on: March 17, 2013, 01:41:55 AM »
Here's the rear of the Sanchez Stude showing the access to the quick change and the air ducts used to vent pressure from under the car to the negative draft area behind the rear window. Also note the adjustable rear spring perch.
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« Reply #101 on: March 17, 2013, 01:49:11 AM »
Al Thayer squeeked  into the 2 club with this Stude at less than one mile an hour over 200.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #102 on: March 17, 2013, 01:28:29 PM »
Seth Hammond's 300mph lakester.
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« Reply #103 on: March 17, 2013, 01:30:44 PM »
Mickey Thompson's twin engine Bantam comp coupe. Two flatheads the first year, second year one flathead and one Chrysler hemi.
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« Reply #104 on: March 17, 2013, 09:08:38 PM »
Ronnie Benham's Crosley comp coupe. At 72 years old, Ak Miller drove it to a 225mph record, and finally got in the 2 club after a life time on the salt.
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« Reply #105 on: March 17, 2013, 09:17:14 PM »
Ronnie Benham's last front engine modified roadster. The guy he sold it to ran it with the trailer so he could claim the world's fastest car and trailer.  ???
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« Reply #106 on: March 17, 2013, 09:43:22 PM »
that must be the world's fasted U haul........................probably did not have one of those 55 mph maximum stickers on it................. :D
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« Reply #107 on: March 18, 2013, 05:03:59 PM »
Last minute instructions, "Just keep it on the back line."
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« Reply #108 on: March 18, 2013, 05:06:44 PM »
The first Kenz & Leslie Bonneville effort. When this twin engine truck topped 150, it sparked the idea for the twin, later 3 engine streamliner.
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« Reply #109 on: March 18, 2013, 05:09:07 PM »
Lou Bingham drove his coupe to the salt, stripped the fenders off and ran it all week. Then put it back together and drove it home. He didn't need no stinkin' trailer!
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« Reply #110 on: March 18, 2013, 05:12:42 PM »
Tom Hitchinson and Ron Hope built this '34 with a blown flat head, then the went throught a series of various OHV engines, running it at the lakes and the drags. The coupe was later painted blue. It was featured in TRJ a while back as a survivor.
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« Reply #111 on: March 18, 2013, 05:14:19 PM »
The show winning Niekamp roadster was also a Bonneville competitor.
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« Reply #112 on: March 18, 2013, 05:15:42 PM »
Yeakel Brothers were racers first, then car dealers.
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« Reply #113 on: March 18, 2013, 05:19:10 PM »
The Chrisman Brothers roadster and the coupe.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #114 on: March 18, 2013, 05:20:40 PM »
Making a gear change looking for more speed.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #115 on: March 18, 2013, 05:26:17 PM »
Maybe it'll go faster backwards!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #116 on: March 18, 2013, 05:28:00 PM »
This sign greeted competitors for decades.
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« Reply #117 on: March 18, 2013, 07:10:47 PM »
Breedlove's 3 wheeler before.....................
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« Reply #118 on: March 18, 2013, 07:11:34 PM »
.....................and after.
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« Reply #119 on: March 18, 2013, 07:13:07 PM »
Don Waite's  modified roadster ready to make a run. Salt must have been wet that year.
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« Reply #120 on: March 18, 2013, 07:15:13 PM »
The two Pierson Brothers coupes. The '36 was their first effort at the lakes and Bonneville. When they built the '34, the '36 became the tow car.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #121 on: March 19, 2013, 08:23:23 PM »
Coupe
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« Reply #122 on: March 19, 2013, 08:24:39 PM »
Barney Navarro's 3-71 blown flathead roadster.
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« Reply #123 on: March 19, 2013, 08:26:06 PM »
Here's M/T's Bantam taking off on a run. The Ford push car is the one he drove in the Mexican road race.
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« Reply #124 on: March 19, 2013, 08:29:12 PM »
A Kurtis/Muntz sports car.
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« Reply #125 on: March 19, 2013, 08:32:29 PM »
The end of the Jim Kougaz modified roadster. When Jim Culbert's similar roadster met the same fate a short time later, it resulted in the SCTA ban on rear engine roadsters that lasted almost 50 years.
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« Reply #126 on: March 19, 2013, 08:43:11 PM »
This is my favorite thread !  I've seen many of these pics before, but never really knew the story behind them.  It adds a new dimension to the posts.  Dean, thanks for adding the history lesson !

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« Reply #127 on: March 20, 2013, 08:49:52 PM »
For the first Bonneville meet in '49 the SCTA invited 5 motorcycle guys to come and run. They wanted to see how the bikes would do on the slippery salt. They did just fine, and have run every year since.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #128 on: March 21, 2013, 04:45:10 AM »
Dean , thanks for sharing.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #129 on: March 21, 2013, 02:50:36 PM »
The end of the Jim Kougaz modified roadster. When Jim Culbert's similar roadster met the same fate a short time later, it resulted in the SCTA ban on rear engine roadsters that lasted almost 50 years.
  I suppose that car was scrapped?  In today's world someone would be rebuilding that car as soon as they got home.

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« Reply #130 on: March 22, 2013, 01:31:22 AM »
The Kougaz roadster before the crash.
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« Reply #131 on: March 22, 2013, 01:32:40 AM »
Another shot of Howard's twin tank.
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« Reply #132 on: March 22, 2013, 01:50:08 AM »
This Bird has a good story. The car belonged to Joe Walden, it was his daily driver. Verne Houle, who was the engine builder for Bill Strope at Stroppe's Long Beach race shop, had built a 427 Ford engine for Parnelli's Big Oly Bronco. For some reason the engine wasn't used. Verne was looking for a car to put it in. He got to together with Joe, and the big Ford was shoe horned into the Bird. Verne talked Joe into taking the car to Bonneville. Verne had told everyone the Bird was going to run 200. He wanted Joe to remove the top and windshield, but Joe said no way, we're not screwing the car up any more. Joe didn't want to drive it, so Verne put it in line, top and all. To the amazement of the skeptics, Ak Miller included, Verne took the bird through the 3 mile at a bit over 201!  There was just a slight problem. At 200 the pressure in the cabin built up, and blew the back glass out of the bird's top! Surprisingly, the glass didn't break. Joe taped it back in, capped the headers, and drove it home. That was it. One and done. Verne had proved his engine would run 200.
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« Reply #133 on: March 22, 2013, 01:51:56 AM »
The awards ceremony, and presentation of the HRM top speed of the meet trophy.
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« Reply #134 on: March 22, 2013, 01:54:18 AM »
Jim Culbert's lakester. Jim was the founder of CAE racing products. He built chassis components for sprint cars.
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« Reply #135 on: March 22, 2013, 01:59:26 AM »
The Morris Brothers roadster ran over 185 with Tom Cobb's blown 255" Chevy engine. Fred Willert's blown nailhead powered roadster in the background.
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« Reply #136 on: March 22, 2013, 02:04:27 AM »
The Williams Brothers '29 ran an injected De Soto. The number they painted on the side of the car at home proved to be very insightful. The car ran 159mph! This roadster, just as it is in this photo, is in the Tom McIntyre collection. A true survivor.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #137 on: March 22, 2013, 02:06:29 AM »
The Nolan White BBC powered streamliner. Nolan lost his life in this car when the chutes failed.
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« Reply #138 on: March 22, 2013, 02:09:47 AM »
Dennis Manning's record holding streamliner. With one of Warner Riley's fuel burning Harley V twins, and Cal Rayburn riding, they set the motorcycle land speed record at 265 in 1970. As can be seen on the side, Cal had a learning curve to master his first time in a laydown bike.
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« Reply #139 on: March 22, 2013, 02:13:20 AM »
A color shot of the awesome Markley Brothers tank.
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« Reply #140 on: March 22, 2013, 02:14:38 AM »
A moment of silence for the dearly departed pistons.
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« Reply #141 on: March 22, 2013, 02:17:35 AM »
Alan Richards "Eggliner". There is a full grown man, and a 50cc Gilera engine in there. He ran a bit over 50mph, and like to broke everyone's eardrums with the expansion chamber exhaust pipe!
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« Reply #142 on: March 22, 2013, 07:54:43 AM »
Dean, please keep it coming, this history is worth the price of admission any day..................just love the anecdotes and comments to the pictures.

You will have a large following as this keeps growing.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #143 on: March 22, 2013, 08:14:08 AM »
A moment of silence for the dearly departed pistons.

Great pic.

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« Reply #144 on: March 22, 2013, 08:14:39 AM »
Jim Culbert's lakester. Jim was the founder of CAE racing products. He built chassis components for sprint cars.

The back half looks very similar to the Hilborn lakester.

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« Reply #145 on: March 22, 2013, 10:09:13 AM »
Jim Culbert's lakester. Jim was the founder of CAE racing products. He built chassis components for sprint cars.

The back half looks very similar to the Hilborn lakester.

I believe it was an old sprint car converted for straight line racing. Jim drag raced it as well.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #146 on: March 22, 2013, 10:39:51 PM »
The Nolan White BBC powered streamliner. Nolan lost his life in this car when the chutes failed.

I just sold a '56 Ford PU to one of Nolan's nephews, Bill Halland.   He had a big thick scrap book with all of Nolan's accomplishments on the salt - which were many.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #147 on: March 26, 2013, 01:40:10 AM »
The Belond coupe.
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« Reply #148 on: March 26, 2013, 01:42:02 AM »
Typical racing coupe and push truck in the '50's.
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« Reply #149 on: March 26, 2013, 01:44:14 AM »
Vic Edlebrock about to make a run.
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« Reply #150 on: March 26, 2013, 01:46:22 AM »
Another shot of the Redhead and Bob Herda's single engine 300MPH streamliner. Also in the shot is the Pisano Brother's blown hemi powered Studebaker. Unfortunately, a little later, driver Jim Short learned the hard way, like I did, that sometimes Studebakers like to fly.
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« Reply #151 on: March 26, 2013, 01:51:12 AM »
Another tank off on a run. Hard to believe these guys drove these cars with no thought of getting one upside down. It took a few men getting killed in open cockpit cars to finally bring about roll bar rules.
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« Reply #152 on: March 26, 2013, 01:56:31 AM »
A typical 50's scene on the salt. Streamliners everywhere you looked.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #153 on: March 26, 2013, 02:01:23 AM »
Two bike streamliner pilots having a discussion. Burt Munro, and Bob Leppan, the rider of the world's fastest motorcycle, at that time. Bob ran 245 in the twin triumph powered Gyronaut.
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« Reply #154 on: March 26, 2013, 02:09:42 AM »
Burt pushing off for his last ride on the World's Fastest Indian. When he showed up on the salt in 1971, he had not realized that the rules had been changed in the streamliner class. No more leg over streamliner bodies allowed. The new rules required the rider in a lay down position with a full firewall between the engine and the cockpit. He pulled the body off to attempt an open class record, but his only gearing was for the aerodynamic low drag with the body, and he only managed around 150MPH. The engine wouldn't pull the gear without the body. Depressed, Burt loaded the Indian on the trailer and left the salt for the last time.
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« Reply #155 on: March 26, 2013, 02:11:45 AM »
Contemplating the end of his salt career.
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« Reply #156 on: March 26, 2013, 05:22:36 AM »
Thanks Dean. Learned something today about Burt Munro in your posts.

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« Reply #157 on: March 26, 2013, 10:25:28 AM »
Here's a shot of Burt behind Sammy Pierce's shop in San Gabriel. Sammy was a big supporter of Burt's Bonneville efforts.
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« Reply #158 on: March 26, 2013, 11:55:56 AM »
What great shots, thanks for posting them...I look forward to this every day!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #159 on: March 26, 2013, 12:05:41 PM »
great info, should have shown that in the movie..............................
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« Reply #160 on: March 26, 2013, 12:09:50 PM »
Contrary to one of the many inaccuracies in the WFI movie, Burt's tow vehicle for his first trip to the salt was a 1940 Nash. You could hear the rods knocking a 100 yards away. It used, and leaked as much oil as it used gasoline. Didn't faze Burt one bit. He was there on a mission. Nothing was going to stop him. The man with Burt is Rollie Free, the man who rode his Vincent to a 156 MPH record in his swim trunks. Rollie was another guy the befriended Burt, and help with his Bonneville efforts.
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« Reply #161 on: March 26, 2013, 06:36:28 PM »
Here's the WFI on the trailer following it's last run ever on the salt. You can see the sorrow in Burt's eyes.
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« Reply #162 on: March 26, 2013, 06:38:46 PM »
Burt hand shaving the tread off a tire. That's one thing the movie got right.
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« Reply #163 on: March 26, 2013, 06:40:08 PM »
Happier times. preparing for a run in 1965. Note the Gyronaut in the background.
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« Reply #164 on: March 26, 2013, 06:43:14 PM »
Arriving in Wendover, 1963. Much better tow car than the previous year's Nash!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #165 on: March 26, 2013, 06:44:30 PM »
Another shot from '63.
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« Reply #166 on: March 26, 2013, 06:47:48 PM »
 A shot from a bike show in New Zealand. This is as good as the WFI ever looked while Burt owned it. Todays restored version is way, way too nice to those of us who saw the bike in service.
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« Reply #167 on: March 26, 2013, 06:55:20 PM »
I love this shot from '65. I saw the bike here quite a few times. Burt called the Western Service garage in Wendover home base while at Bonneville. He had the run of the place. He used the old lathe in the background to clean up scuffed pistons, and one year actually turned a replacement cylinder on the lathe from a cast Iron drain pipe.
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« Reply #168 on: March 27, 2013, 04:20:08 AM »
Thanks for sharing these stories Dean. I really enjoy them.

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« Reply #169 on: March 27, 2013, 08:38:58 PM »
Nice push car.
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« Reply #170 on: March 27, 2013, 08:41:38 PM »
Colvin-Brewer & Hughes. Early "easy up".  :)
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« Reply #171 on: March 27, 2013, 08:42:54 PM »
A shot of the pits during the second speed week, 1950. About as many airplanes as race cars.
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« Reply #172 on: March 27, 2013, 08:43:56 PM »
The Chuck Porter modified roadster, 1955.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #173 on: March 27, 2013, 08:44:58 PM »
A shot of the Culbert lakester showing the tail.
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« Reply #174 on: March 27, 2013, 08:46:19 PM »
The Glass Slipper ran on the salt as well as the drags.
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« Reply #175 on: March 27, 2013, 09:55:44 PM »
A shot of the Culbert lakester showing the tail.

Dean, thanks.  I now see that it is very different from the Hilborn lakester.    I haven't seen this car before, it looks very well built.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #176 on: March 28, 2013, 01:06:07 AM »
You don't see many un chopped 34 coupes at Bonneville.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #177 on: March 28, 2013, 01:07:16 AM »
Quite the nose on this one.
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« Reply #178 on: March 28, 2013, 01:10:24 AM »
Caplan & Carr. This former top fuel car turned lakester used one of Less Leggit's  blown fuel hemis to become the first car over 300 at El Mirage. One of the very few members of the "Dirty 3 Club".
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« Reply #179 on: March 28, 2013, 01:13:40 AM »
Noel Black's B&N Automotive Motion I streamliner. Very un orthodox with one of the two blown hemis hanging out over the front axle. Best speed 335. Sadly, Noel lost his life when this car crashed at over 300.
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« Reply #180 on: March 28, 2013, 01:15:40 AM »
A pair of class C roadsters doing battle for the top speed in the class. The So Cal tank is partially visible to the right.
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« Reply #181 on: March 28, 2013, 01:17:38 AM »
Ever wonder how the Pontiacs were coupled together in the challenger. Some nice work by Fritz Voight on the chain system.
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« Reply #182 on: March 28, 2013, 01:20:20 AM »
The Pierson Brothers coupe in it's final form when owned by Tom Bryant. This is how it looked when Bruce Meyer bought it and restored it.
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« Reply #183 on: March 28, 2013, 01:21:30 AM »
Tank sponsored by Howard Cams.  The driver would be in trouble with all that tape if he needed to get out quick!
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« Reply #184 on: March 28, 2013, 01:24:07 AM »
Another tank off on a run. At least this one has a roll bar.
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« Reply #185 on: March 28, 2013, 01:25:40 AM »
Easy to work on it when the whole body lifts off. Hope the driver won't have to wait for the crew to lift the body so he and get out!
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« Reply #186 on: March 28, 2013, 01:27:45 AM »
Chet Herbert overseeing work on the Beast.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #187 on: March 28, 2013, 01:29:26 AM »
Always loved this roadster with beautiful metal work by Jack Hegman.
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« Reply #188 on: March 28, 2013, 01:30:28 AM »
Unusual to see a 34 running with full fenders.
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« Reply #189 on: March 28, 2013, 01:31:41 AM »
Bill Burke in the first ever belly tank lakester.
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« Reply #190 on: March 28, 2013, 01:33:08 AM »
The Quincy Automotive modified roadster.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #191 on: March 28, 2013, 01:34:05 AM »
Another Bantam coupe.
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« Reply #192 on: March 28, 2013, 04:48:44 AM »
A shot of the pits during the second speed week, 1950. About as many airplanes as race cars.
I believe I count 8 airplanes in the back ground. Pretty cool.

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« Reply #193 on: March 28, 2013, 11:35:14 AM »
Time to get a tan !

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« Reply #194 on: March 28, 2013, 03:07:55 PM »
It would appear the crew man is a little distracted.  ;)
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« Reply #195 on: March 29, 2013, 01:35:24 AM »
Andy Granatelli
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« Reply #196 on: March 29, 2013, 01:39:25 AM »
Bill Burke's first tank again.
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« Reply #197 on: March 29, 2013, 01:41:33 AM »
The Redhead off on a run, headed for floating mountain.
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« Reply #198 on: March 29, 2013, 01:43:54 AM »
Spirit of America II
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #199 on: March 29, 2013, 01:45:11 AM »
This dog shares my opinion on jet cars.  ;)
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« Reply #200 on: March 29, 2013, 01:46:06 AM »
The Bean Bandits on the salt.
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« Reply #201 on: March 29, 2013, 01:47:05 AM »
Another Bean Bandits car.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #202 on: March 29, 2013, 01:48:25 AM »
Nice shot of Kenz & Leslie returning from a run. Cool '41 push car.
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« Reply #203 on: March 29, 2013, 01:49:35 AM »
Ermie Immerso in the tank he ran before he built his streamliner.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #204 on: March 29, 2013, 01:50:43 AM »
Earl Evans with Wally Parks in Earl's tank.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #205 on: March 29, 2013, 01:52:08 AM »
John Cobb's Rialton with the one piece body off.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #206 on: March 29, 2013, 01:54:21 AM »
John Cobb preparing for a run.
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« Reply #207 on: March 29, 2013, 01:55:34 AM »
Another Ford banjo getting some R&R. Pretty common sight in the 50's.
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« Reply #208 on: March 29, 2013, 01:58:06 AM »
The Hot Rod magazine "Suddenly" Plymouth. With Tony Capana's injected nitro burning hemi, Wally Parks drove it over 180mph.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #209 on: March 29, 2013, 01:59:30 AM »
Howard Johansen's twin tank under construction.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #210 on: March 29, 2013, 02:00:27 AM »
Bob Summers ready to go.
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« Reply #211 on: March 29, 2013, 02:03:02 AM »
Charlie Markley in the Markley Brothers tank. Can you imagine driving 290mph in that position?!!!
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« Reply #212 on: March 29, 2013, 02:04:27 AM »
One of the Vesco family's early lakesters.
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« Reply #213 on: March 29, 2013, 02:05:55 AM »
Captain George Eyston's Thunderbolt.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #214 on: March 29, 2013, 02:07:20 AM »
Donald Campbell's last Bluebird.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #215 on: March 29, 2013, 08:16:26 PM »
Nice shot of the Pierson '36 turned tow car.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #216 on: March 29, 2013, 08:19:49 PM »
Arriving at the salt...........................
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« Reply #217 on: March 29, 2013, 08:20:52 PM »
..................same car ready to make a run. Why did they bother with that roll bar???
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« Reply #218 on: March 31, 2013, 09:06:40 AM »
Kenny Hoover- my neighbor across the street.


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« Reply #219 on: March 31, 2013, 08:38:40 PM »
Kenny Hoover- my neighbor across the street.



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« Reply #220 on: April 01, 2013, 01:54:45 AM »
My pit pass from our trip to the salt in '69 with the bike.
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« Reply #221 on: April 01, 2013, 01:57:40 AM »
Dad's Bonneville record trophies. Some guys run on the salt years, and don't have the luck to set a record. Dad did it 3 times. I'm very proud of these.
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« Reply #222 on: April 01, 2013, 10:06:55 AM »
Very cool Dean

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« Reply #223 on: April 02, 2013, 11:15:43 AM »
The Ferguson's ARDUN powered streamliner. You have to see this car in person to appreciate the beautiful design.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #224 on: April 02, 2013, 11:22:17 AM »
The world's fastest piston engine car. George Poteet and Ron Main have pushed it to 462mph and they aren't done yet. The goal is 500 with a piston engine. With their determination and finances, I believe they will accomplish their goal.
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« Reply #225 on: April 02, 2013, 12:41:58 PM »
Bobby Green's Old Crow Speed Shop Tank. It's run 165 with a Gemsa head on a Model B 4 banger.
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« Reply #226 on: April 02, 2013, 01:15:25 PM »
Roland "Rolie" Free in his 'racing suit'.

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« Reply #227 on: April 02, 2013, 01:43:37 PM »
I cannot imagine going nearly 160 in swim trunks. If he went down, they never would have gotten all the salt out of his wounds!

Just look at the pristine surface of the salt. The state of Utah should be held accountable for allowing big business to destroy a natural wonder. It will never look like that again.
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« Reply #228 on: April 02, 2013, 08:43:23 PM »
It seems some people always have disregard for their own bodies, But damn, what a fine picture collection you have amassed!  These stories sure add to the desire to get attend the races one of these years...................
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« Reply #229 on: April 03, 2013, 10:11:43 AM »
This roadster built by Gene Ohly and driven by Harry Mardon was the first altered roadster on the salt with a tube frame. The beautifully engineered frame used full torsion bar suspension. The car ran 225 with a de stroked 255" blown SBC. The little short stroke Chevy really sung through the lights at over 8 grand!
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« Reply #230 on: April 03, 2013, 11:40:37 AM »
Dennis Manning's latest streamliner. Flat tracker Chris Carr rode it to a 367mph record, the worlds fastest bike until Rocky Robinson rode the Ack Attack to a 376 record. On one run Rocky had an exit speed of 398, so it's just a matter of time before a bike will exceed 400mph. High tech has come to LSR bikes. Manning's bike is powered by a one off V4 DOHC computer controlled engine and transmission. So far, it has not run at over 80% throttle!
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« Reply #231 on: April 04, 2013, 11:36:14 AM »
Nice shot of the Pierson '36 turned tow car.

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  THANKS FOR THE HISTORY LESSON. THE 36 IS BEING RESTORED.I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT SALT RACING & I ENJOY YOUR POSTS.
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« Reply #232 on: April 04, 2013, 11:49:02 AM »
The late Don Vesco with his Turbinator turbine powered streamliner. Prior to George Poteet running 462, the Turbinator was the world's fastest wheel driven vehicle.
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« Reply #233 on: April 05, 2013, 01:48:47 AM »
A modified roadster at speed.
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« Reply #234 on: April 05, 2013, 01:50:39 AM »
Another modified roadster. These were quite popular until Kougaz and Culbert got theirs upside down.
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« Reply #235 on: April 05, 2013, 01:55:01 AM »
The kings of the salt in 1950. Kenz & leslie, So Cal and Lee's Tornado. All over 200 with So Cal just squeaking in for top speed at 210.
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« Reply #236 on: April 10, 2013, 01:30:38 AM »
Renault factory turbine powered Shooting Star. Renault built this car to prove the concept of a turbine powered automobile in 1954. In 1956 they brought it to Bonneville and set the world record for turbine powered cars with a 191 two way average.
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« Reply #237 on: April 10, 2013, 03:45:06 PM »
That thing is so short it must have been a handful at speed............................
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« Reply #238 on: April 10, 2013, 05:39:40 PM »
Maybe the dual tail fins helped.  Good thing it never got upside down!
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« Reply #239 on: April 11, 2013, 06:33:42 PM »
Ralph Lynde was a friend of the Markley Brothers. He built this tank in the early 60's, and it still exsists.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #240 on: April 23, 2013, 12:16:10 PM »
A color shot of the Hel's Angel. This picture shows the absolute show car quality of this gorgeous record setting T bird. This car knocked my socks off in '62, and still does.
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« Reply #241 on: April 23, 2013, 08:22:45 PM »
A color shot of the Hel's Angel. This picture shows the absolute show car quality of this gorgeous record setting T bird. This car knocked my shocks off in '62, and still does.

This is the 1st pic I've seen in color.  It's hard to tell that this started out as a t-bird !  Beautiful car.

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« Reply #242 on: April 23, 2013, 09:20:15 PM »
The only stock line left is the character line starting on the front fender going back along the door. Believe it, or not, the doors are factory stock. The only panels not modified.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #243 on: April 25, 2013, 01:50:31 AM »
The Bell Auto Parts Oasis. For years Bell brought a big truck load of parts, plugs, oil and just about anything the racers needed to make repairs on the salt. They sold the stuff at cost to help support the racers. They always had huge coolers of free ice water, and much welcomed shade.
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« Reply #244 on: April 27, 2013, 05:34:27 PM »
That T bird would draw a crowd anywhere! definitely ahead of its time......................
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« Reply #245 on: May 02, 2013, 03:51:34 PM »
Carl McAlister, 1st driver of the 1st Bonneville speed trials by the SCTA, 1949

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« Reply #246 on: May 05, 2013, 05:48:05 AM »
A friend of mine teamed up to run this Inline 6 powered 38 Chev coupe in 1969. It was in the "X" class, against (and beating) such entrants as this Camaro,  powered by a built flathead
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« Reply #247 on: May 05, 2013, 05:51:12 AM »
I believe, a friend and I have found the original owner of this car - having run it in 1951, with a 12 port Wayne Chev 6.

My friend has found an old race car body, that looks a lot like this one - Gene Hewitt's Modified Roadster

If anyone else has any details of his previous cars - a Model A Roadster pickup, and a 32 Ford Roadster can you give me a yell?

BTW He ran the same  Wayne headed Chev 6 in all three cars.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #248 on: June 21, 2013, 01:31:18 AM »
Ab Jenkins, the best salesman the salt flats ever had.
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« Reply #249 on: June 21, 2013, 01:33:44 AM »
Harley factory effort. In the 50's HD actually ran 3 streamliners with different size engines and bagged a bunch of records.
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« Reply #250 on: June 22, 2013, 01:30:58 AM »
Every time I see a photo like this I wonder how anyone could drive one of these and not think it might get upside down??
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« Reply #251 on: June 22, 2013, 01:32:46 AM »
John Cobb's Rialton and Ab Jenkins Novi powered endurance racer.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #252 on: June 22, 2013, 01:34:47 AM »
In this 50's shot you can see Jim Culbert's rear engine T roadster and Tom Beatty's tank.
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« Reply #253 on: June 22, 2013, 09:00:34 AM »
I often wonder how little thought went into safety on some of the older racers................what seems so common place today, was certainly not back then.
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« Reply #254 on: June 22, 2013, 10:09:29 AM »
A lot of men lost their lives on the salt and the dry lakes before roll bars and seat belts became mandatory. 1962 was the first year SCTA required any fire protection for the driver, and that was just a minimum of a pair of coveralls soaked in a boric acid solution. Through out the 60's it was OK to have the fuel tank mounted in the drivers compartment. Sadly, in motorsports, people have to die before rules are implemented to protect them.
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« Reply #255 on: June 23, 2013, 01:25:05 AM »
The latest in the Chrisman shop. Mike is building this Cobalt for the salt.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #256 on: June 24, 2013, 01:42:12 AM »
The Red Head
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« Reply #257 on: June 30, 2013, 02:21:51 AM »
This series of photos is how it was in Wendover in the 50's
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« Reply #258 on: June 30, 2013, 02:23:20 AM »
Wendover from the east. This how the town looked the first time I saw it in 1960. The little white building to the left is the truck scale office. Every truck coming from Utah would have to stop for a weight check entering Nevada. I couldn't believe it when I saw a set of triples come through.
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« Reply #259 on: June 30, 2013, 02:29:17 AM »
The Western Service gas station and garage. Nearly every one who ran at Bonneville in the 40's through the 60's worked on their race car there. The garage and everything in it was available for the racers to use at no charge.
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« Reply #260 on: June 30, 2013, 02:32:12 AM »
The Wendover Café. Great food, cheap. Open at 5 AM for the racers who had to get out on the salt and be on the line at 7 AM for record runs.
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« Reply #261 on: June 30, 2013, 02:34:11 AM »
This must have been a high buck racer. Many of the race cars were flat towed. A trailer was a luxury in the 40's and 50's.
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« Reply #262 on: June 30, 2013, 02:37:12 AM »
From the west showing Wendover Field where the Enola Gay was loaded for it's infamous bombing raid on Japan.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #263 on: July 03, 2013, 01:00:01 AM »
Salt flats in the 30's.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #264 on: July 03, 2013, 01:01:14 AM »
Paula Murphy. This lady drove everything.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #265 on: July 03, 2013, 01:03:22 AM »
Noel Black with the Motion I streamliner that took his life.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #266 on: July 03, 2013, 01:04:56 AM »
The "timing tower" in the 50's.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #267 on: July 03, 2013, 01:06:29 AM »
The Burkland's twin Donovan powered 400mph streamliner.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #268 on: July 04, 2013, 01:24:38 AM »
The creator of ET racing wheels, Dick Beith.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #269 on: July 04, 2013, 01:25:39 AM »
Drury & Fowler
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #270 on: July 04, 2013, 01:28:32 AM »
The very first LSR jet car, owned and driven by Dr. Nathan Ostich. Doc was Ak Miller's personal doctor, and this car was built in Ak's old garage on Whittier Blvd.
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« Reply #271 on: July 04, 2013, 01:30:53 AM »
A contingent of Hudsons arriving on the salt, probably to do some endurance runs.
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« Reply #272 on: July 04, 2013, 01:44:04 AM »
The latest LSR contender in the Ferguson's shop.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #273 on: July 07, 2013, 01:59:44 AM »
The Peek Brothers Bonneville roadster from Denver.
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« Reply #274 on: July 07, 2013, 02:01:30 AM »
Before he ran jets, Art Arfons ran his "Anteater" Allison powered LSR contender.
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« Reply #275 on: July 08, 2013, 01:31:51 AM »
Another shot of Howard's twin tank.
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« Reply #276 on: July 08, 2013, 01:36:43 AM »
Nice shot of the Pierson '36 turned tow car.

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« Reply #277 on: July 08, 2013, 01:37:50 AM »
JUST BITCHIN'
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« Reply #278 on: July 08, 2013, 01:43:42 AM »
Johnnie Hartman's Chevy six powered roadster.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #279 on: July 08, 2013, 01:46:30 AM »
There was quite a contingent of Japanese lakes racers before the war. Yam Oka was one of the best, here he's working on one of his hot flatheads.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #280 on: July 08, 2013, 01:48:43 AM »
The Challenger and Blue Flame at Goodwood.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #281 on: July 08, 2013, 01:50:01 AM »
Duramax diesel at Goodwood.
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« Reply #282 on: July 08, 2013, 02:05:13 AM »
Ermie Immerso in the 4 Ford version of his streamliner. The body on this car was taken from the modified mold for Chet Herbert's Beast.
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« Reply #283 on: July 08, 2013, 10:25:01 PM »
Nice shot of the Pierson '36 turned tow car.

IT'S BEING RESTORED.

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« Reply #284 on: July 17, 2013, 11:21:40 AM »
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« Reply #285 on: July 18, 2013, 02:32:23 AM »
The So Cal coupe gets some some R&R at the Western Motel. A very common scene before Easy Ups.
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« Reply #286 on: July 18, 2013, 02:34:35 AM »
Using a quick change as it was intended, not for show. Imagine that!
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« Reply #287 on: July 21, 2013, 11:47:55 PM »
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #288 on: July 22, 2013, 01:15:27 AM »
'34 on the salt in the 50's.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #289 on: July 22, 2013, 01:18:11 AM »
Chauvin Emmons' 302 mph roadster.
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« Reply #290 on: July 22, 2013, 01:19:17 AM »
Betty Skelton and Art Arfons with the Green Monster.
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« Reply #291 on: July 22, 2013, 01:52:04 AM »
The late Athol Graham's City of Salt Lake restored by his son.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #292 on: July 26, 2013, 01:55:49 AM »
Ab Jenkins, the first guy to realize the potential of the Bonneville salt flats.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #293 on: July 26, 2013, 01:56:40 AM »
Bill Burke's second tank.
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« Reply #294 on: July 26, 2013, 01:59:32 AM »
The Markley Brothers tank suffered this crash while owned by Dennis Varni. It was rebuilt nad appeared at the HRM show in March.
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« Reply #295 on: July 27, 2013, 10:16:09 PM »
Hiding in Australia.................
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« Reply #296 on: July 28, 2013, 01:38:28 AM »
Jocko's streamliner was beautiful, but was a dragster, not a Bonneville car.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #297 on: July 28, 2013, 01:39:34 AM »
Mickey
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« Reply #298 on: July 28, 2013, 01:40:55 AM »
This shot gives some idea of the vastness of the salt bed.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #299 on: August 03, 2013, 08:02:41 PM »
The Aussies are getting ready for a new speed record attempt........... check it out.

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« Reply #300 on: August 03, 2013, 11:49:59 PM »
ANY BODY HAVE A IDEA ABOUT THIS ONE ?
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« Reply #301 on: August 04, 2013, 01:52:52 AM »
It was built by Chauvin Emmons. His idea of a T roadster crossed with an Indy car. He actually drove it on the street.
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« Reply #302 on: August 04, 2013, 12:20:22 PM »
It was built by Chauvin Emmons. His idea of a T roadster crossed with an Indy car. He actually drove it on the street.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #303 on: August 06, 2013, 02:00:19 AM »
Earl Wooden, '48 Crosley coupe. This car was originally built by Ron Benham. It had long bothered Ron that his good friend, founding member of the SCTA, the Roadrunners club, and one of the men responsible for the first Bonneville speed week, Ak Miller, was not in the 200MPH club. Ron and Jack Lufkin put together an effort for Ak to drive the coupe and set a record over 200. The effort was successful. At 72 years old, Ak ran a two way average at 225mph, and finally got his red hat. Ron sold the coupe to Earl Wooden who, against Ron's strong warning, put a blown BBC in the car. On a qualifying pass the coupe went air born at over 300mph. The car was total scrap, but Earl came out without a scratch thanks to Ron's excellent construction. Earl did get an "I told you so" from Ron!
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« Reply #304 on: August 06, 2013, 02:05:43 AM »
Dean Bachelor with the So Cal streamliner.
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« Reply #305 on: August 06, 2013, 09:15:28 AM »
It was built by Chauvin Emmons. His idea of a T roadster crossed with an Indy car. He actually drove it on the street.
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« Reply #306 on: August 12, 2013, 09:47:57 PM »
http://bangshift.com/gallery/bonneville-speed-week-2013-monday-morning-impound.html

check out the photo gallery from Monday.....................
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #307 on: August 13, 2013, 01:43:44 AM »
The beauty of salt racing. There is a class for everything!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #308 on: August 13, 2013, 01:45:00 AM »
A new version of City of Burkank. Beautiful!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #309 on: August 13, 2013, 01:48:04 AM »
The Gyronaut X1 restored by designer Alex Tremuls' son.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #310 on: August 13, 2013, 01:54:38 AM »
These two 750cc fuel burning Triumphs pushed the Gyronaut to the motorcycle LSR at 245mph. When Dennis Manning's Harley streamliner raised the record to 265, Bob Leppan brought the Gyronaut back and worked the speed up to 280 when the frame broke, and he crashed the bike, barely surviving. The remains of the bike laid untouched until last year when Alex's son began the restoration.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #311 on: August 13, 2013, 01:57:35 AM »
A very young jerry Kugel with his first race car in 1962. An injected 265 Chevy on alcohol pushed it to 167mph. Jerry has found this coupe, and would love to buy it back, but the owner won't sell.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #312 on: August 14, 2013, 09:12:17 AM »
That twin Triumph bike is beautiful....................
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #313 on: August 14, 2013, 05:35:56 PM »
That twin Triumph bike is beautiful....................

Especially considering it is 50 years old!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #314 on: August 16, 2013, 01:50:08 AM »
I think it would be impossible to get a Stude any slicker than this.  With a mild 4 barrel 350 it ran 226 today on a licensing run. The plan is over 300 next year with twin turbos.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #315 on: August 16, 2013, 12:20:20 PM »
He was a little shaky on his licensing pass.
Probably nerves
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #316 on: August 16, 2013, 03:29:52 PM »
Here are some photos from this year.
Didn,t get a lot as I was too busy thrashing.
Dealing with a broken rod and breaking flywheel bolts(twice)
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« Reply #317 on: August 16, 2013, 03:32:08 PM »
more photos
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« Reply #318 on: August 16, 2013, 03:35:48 PM »
still more
The last 2 are the cars we were running,clean and ready for the trip home
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« Reply #319 on: August 16, 2013, 08:35:25 PM »
Very nice pictures. Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #320 on: August 16, 2013, 10:13:34 PM »
Nice pics, Steve, thanks for posting them.  Your team's racers look pretty damn cool, too.  It sounds like you had some problems, did you get any runs in ?

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #321 on: August 16, 2013, 10:33:14 PM »
Tom
The yellow roadster was first at speedweek in 88 so for it,s 25th anniversary,we bought it back.
Broke the rod on No 8
I knew We were in trouble when we took the pan off and I looked up and could see the wrist pin.
The tank spun the timing gear loose,fixed that,then it broke all the flywheel bolts,fixed that.
Qualified for the V4F /GS record on monday,backed it up on Tuesday and bumped the record to 132 and change.
Ran the tank again and it broke the flywheel bolts again.
I think it is just too violent leaving the start,we might need to push it off.
The red roadster has the old tank engine and is not fast so we put 'Shoe ' in the drivers seat for his rookie pass.
To say he was happy would be an understatement.
The XF/FR record we had since 2010 was broken so it is probably time for a new stroker crank,up the fuel % and bring it next year.
A lot of work but I wouldn,t miss it for the world.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #322 on: August 17, 2013, 01:53:58 AM »
Ab Jenkins
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #323 on: August 17, 2013, 01:55:02 AM »
Rick Vesco
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #324 on: August 17, 2013, 09:12:50 PM »
Class I Streamliner. 1 cubic inch!  Tattoo must be the driver!!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #325 on: August 21, 2013, 02:01:05 AM »
Pierson Brothers
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #326 on: August 22, 2013, 12:48:56 AM »
This is the Richcraft tribute to the Pierson Bros coupe. Photo taken at Bonneville this year.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #327 on: August 22, 2013, 01:28:10 AM »
They did a beautiful job on it, and I love the truck.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #328 on: August 24, 2013, 02:09:07 AM »
Kenz & Leslie 2 engines
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #329 on: August 26, 2013, 02:47:59 PM »
An original Kurtis sports car on the salt in '53.  Before Frank sold the tooling to Earl Muntz, and it became the 4 seat Muntz Jet.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #330 on: September 02, 2013, 01:51:28 AM »
Ed Losinski
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #331 on: September 02, 2013, 01:52:32 AM »
Art & Lloyd Chrisman
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« Reply #332 on: September 02, 2013, 01:54:05 AM »
Roy "Multy" Aldrich kick starting his T roadster.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #333 on: September 02, 2013, 01:55:13 AM »
MG factory LSR cars driven by Sir Stirling Moss.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #334 on: September 02, 2013, 01:56:47 AM »
Campbell's Bluebird
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #335 on: September 02, 2013, 02:00:38 AM »
Babler & Clark. If this tank looks familiar, that's because it's the former So-Cal tank. When Dave Babler finished with it he sold it to Don Ferguson who kept it in the rafters of his shop until Bruce Meyer bought and restored it to it's So-Cal glory.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #336 on: September 07, 2013, 02:23:19 AM »
The other service station in Wendover in the 50's. "Free Ice". There's a sign you won't ever see again.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #337 on: September 07, 2013, 03:45:51 PM »
The Gyronaut X1 restored by designer Alex Tremuls' son.
Owned the Jacket for years before someone made me a offer I could'nt refuse.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #338 on: September 07, 2013, 04:35:35 PM »
Must have been a hell of an offer. That jacket is great history. I saw Bob Leppan set that record, and it was an awesome feat.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #339 on: September 07, 2013, 05:19:07 PM »
Must have been a hell of an offer. That jacket is great history. I saw Bob Leppan set that record, and it was an awesome feat.
$80.00 at garage sale, $3500 I didn't have to think to long.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #340 on: September 07, 2013, 09:12:05 PM »
Somebody wanted that jacket real bad!
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #341 on: September 19, 2013, 02:20:33 AM »
Donald Campbell's Bluebird
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #342 on: September 19, 2013, 02:21:40 AM »
The Outcast
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #343 on: September 19, 2013, 02:22:48 AM »
Jim and Marion Deist packing the chutes on the Challenger.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #344 on: September 19, 2013, 02:24:52 AM »
Markley Brothers tank and Summers Brothers Polywog.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #345 on: September 25, 2013, 02:11:25 AM »
So Cal Tank
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #346 on: September 25, 2013, 02:12:23 AM »
Streamliner
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #347 on: September 28, 2013, 12:13:09 PM »
Another shot of Allan Richard's Eggliner. 50mph with 5 cu in.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #348 on: October 03, 2013, 01:58:42 AM »
Kenz & Leslie. The first paint scheme on the 3 engine version. This is the paint scheme the car wears today. When Ron Leslie restored it, he refused to go with the later yellow Wynn's paint scheme because his dad had a falling out with Wynns back in '57.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #349 on: October 09, 2013, 01:41:25 AM »
Chrisman Brothers & Duncan
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #350 on: October 26, 2013, 06:09:04 PM »
Chet Herbert's car as restored and now near Alan in Australia.  The former mechanic on the team helped Alan set up his hemi distributor.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #351 on: October 27, 2013, 02:14:59 AM »
That would actually be Robert "Jocko" Johnson's  car sponsored by Chet Herbert. Jocko built the frame and body in his porting shop in Long Beach, in 1958. And it was a drag car. At one time in '59 the quickest on earth at 8.35 sec.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #352 on: November 01, 2013, 05:46:20 PM »
Freddy Larsen getting ready for a 240mph blast.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #353 on: November 01, 2013, 05:47:37 PM »
Buttoning up the Challenger
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #354 on: November 01, 2013, 05:48:56 PM »
Challenger I in Wendover.
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« Reply #355 on: November 11, 2013, 08:55:09 AM »
Video from 1950


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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #356 on: November 14, 2013, 12:41:53 PM »
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #357 on: December 01, 2013, 08:39:14 PM »
Do any of you old "Salts" know anything about this car?  Last I heard it was in Washington, being built for Bonneville, maybe around the mid 1990's.


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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #358 on: December 02, 2013, 01:28:09 AM »
Not familiar with that one. Looks like an old body getting a current chassis.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #359 on: December 26, 2013, 10:45:51 AM »
Some photos I bought taken at b-ville





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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #360 on: December 26, 2013, 10:46:19 AM »
from Seabright Hot Rods - pre-WWII footage at Harper.  Some of the great racers are in this video.


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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #361 on: March 10, 2014, 01:38:53 AM »
Phil Hill after setting a 254 mph record with the little MG factory streamliner.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #362 on: March 10, 2014, 01:41:07 AM »
Maybe a young Pete Chapouris thinking "this guy is going to make me a butt load of money some day"!  ;D
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #363 on: March 10, 2014, 01:42:52 AM »
The City of Burbank
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #364 on: March 17, 2014, 02:10:28 AM »
Dean Moon's first race car.
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« Reply #365 on: March 17, 2014, 02:11:48 AM »
The Bluebird
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« Reply #366 on: March 17, 2014, 02:13:56 AM »
The Challenger in Wendover.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #367 on: May 06, 2014, 08:46:35 PM »
The Lisa & Rossi De Soto powered coupe.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #368 on: July 31, 2014, 01:24:58 AM »
Charlie Markley
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« Reply #369 on: August 02, 2014, 04:17:19 PM »
an odd video with some good moments - no sound unfortunately

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« Reply #370 on: August 02, 2014, 04:23:02 PM »
A video from the 3rd speed trials


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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #371 on: September 11, 2014, 11:39:34 PM »
CONCORD'S DAMION GARDNER MAKE'S US PROUD. DIDN'T  GET HIS RED HAT. 

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #372 on: April 14, 2015, 07:37:32 PM »
In 1986 I had a couple weeks off in August while waiting to start a new job so I went to Bonneville to watch my friend Bill Ferguson and his son Mike run their roadster.  Last week I found the pictures and scanned them.I know they had another partner whose name was Waters I think. There is a lot going on in some of these photos and I won't know the players but maybe Dean will.  The first three photos are the Ferguson and Waters roadster.  Mike is driving and Bill, his father, is standing outside the car in the red hat. I believe Mike is still the current president of the Road Runners.  The coupe appears to be the So Cal coupe when JiM Travis owned it.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #373 on: April 14, 2015, 07:42:38 PM »
Here's the rest of them except for a few.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #374 on: April 14, 2015, 07:44:08 PM »
And the last couple pictures...

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #375 on: April 14, 2015, 10:21:05 PM »
Roger, those are great pics !  Thanks for taking the time to scan & post them.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #376 on: April 15, 2015, 02:49:12 AM »
The red #265 roadster belongs to Jerry Kugel. That's Jerry's son, Joe leaning on the roll bar.

The yellow roadster,r that the fellow is pouring a quart of oil in, belongs to Glenn Deeds. It's 4 wheel drive. The first couple of years, it was real squirrely, but they got it sorted out. My former partner and driver of my old RPU, the late Rollie Gravel, got his red hat driving Glenn's roadster.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #377 on: January 20, 2016, 02:10:52 PM »
Isky T.
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« Reply #378 on: December 20, 2017, 06:07:26 PM »
Resurrecting this great thread !

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #379 on: December 20, 2017, 06:07:52 PM »
Another pic of Howard Johansen's twin tank

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« Reply #380 on: December 20, 2017, 06:08:18 PM »
So-Cal streamliner

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« Reply #381 on: December 20, 2017, 06:08:41 PM »
the Pierson Brothers' '34 coupe

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« Reply #382 on: December 20, 2017, 08:23:07 PM »
I believe that is the Pierson Brothers coupe now owned by Bruce Meyers.

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« Reply #383 on: December 20, 2017, 09:37:50 PM »
I believe that is the Pierson Brothers coupe now owned by Bruce Meyers.

I realized that just when you posted, Bob.  Thanks it has been corrected.

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #384 on: December 20, 2017, 11:59:14 PM »
I have great confidence in this car. Target 550, Trett & Davenport.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #385 on: December 22, 2017, 09:03:58 PM »
I have great confidence in this car. Target 550, Trett & Davenport.
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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #386 on: December 22, 2017, 10:18:55 PM »
This streamliner is an absolute work of art, as nice as most all out show cars. I hope it goes as fast as it's detailed.

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« Reply #387 on: January 20, 2018, 07:02:47 PM »
An eclectic mix at Bonneville !

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #388 on: January 20, 2018, 08:00:00 PM »
An eclectic mix at Bonneville !

Eclectic is right, I don't particularly care for the style of the front end on the '27 T but I do like his sense of humor. Next to it looks like a XK120 Jag, and the yellow wing tank is one tank of cam grinder Howard Johansen's twin tank 'liner. The driver was in the tank on the right side and the engine (flathead?) on the left. Oh, and let's not forget the chopped Deuce in the background.
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« Reply #389 on: January 21, 2018, 11:21:47 AM »
And the T has the infamous 'milk truck' rear wheels.

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« Reply #390 on: January 23, 2018, 01:14:53 PM »
A couple more pics of the twin tank

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« Reply #391 on: January 23, 2018, 09:43:32 PM »
So-Cal coupe on another run

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Re: Bonneville
« Reply #392 on: May 09, 2018, 09:56:50 PM »
J. Otto Crocker, the official time keeper for the SCTA / Southern California Timing Association & the annual Bonneville Speed Trials.
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