Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bonneville Speed Week - Saturday, August 13th

Today was the first day of racing for the 2011 event. Our plans were to hit the start and staging area, then the mid course spectator area and finally, the big car show at the Nugget Casino in the evening. 

'Following are photos from each venue.

START and STAGING

My first subject was the amazingly tiny "Nebulous Theorem Streamliner". I think this car was about 20" tall, total.





At Bonneville, you will see the widest variety of vehicles.. Behold the Ferrari Enzo with Rat Rods as a backdrop.


The same diversity exists for Motorcycles as well. This is a 175cc Motobecane of many decades past.



Then there is the vintage SAAB with an 750cc, two-stroke motor that has gone 103MPH!


MID-COURSE on The 8 MILE RUN

A roadster at well over 200 MPH passing the mid-course, timing tower.


An old "Belly Tank" Streamliner being pushed back to the pits.


An unknown motorcycles at a very high rate of speed.


A "Big Dog" Streamliner heading to the Start and Staging area.


The record holding "Salt Toy" Diesel Truck.


STUFF SEEN on The SALT!

The Salt gets everywhere and sticks like glue!


Chop Job - Extreme!


Automotive Art...


As Seen at The NUGGET CAR SHOW

A great crowd of Gear Heads and their cars, both spanning many generations.




Tomorrow, we will be back out in the Start and Staging areas again - this time on the shorter, 3 mile courses so that, we can see more of the motorcycles and smaller displacement cars up close. Stay tuned!

Also! Next week, I should have a nice photo album added to my Picassa account with hundreds of photos from the event weekend.

2 comments:

  1. I've seen the Salt Toy diesel truck at El Mirage. Looks like you're having an epic time!
    Don

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  2. This is a great event and awesome people. We were treated like very welcome guests by every single SCTA person we encountered. We will definitely be back!

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