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Bonneville Speed Week 2020: Engines Galore! Some Of The Mills From The Salt!


Bonneville Speed Week 2020: Engines Galore! Some Of The Mills From The Salt!

Bonneville is a place steeped in tradition. For every late-model item filled to the brim with the best and most modern, there’s a Ford Model A rocking a Cadillac mill in the engine bay. For every stacker trailer combo, somebody’s rolled up in a GMC Senicruiser that’s been converted into an RV. Fuel injection, meet multiple carburetors. V8 with twin turbochargers, meet some monster six-cylinders. These aren’t dolled-up and overdressed examples, either. These cars often make yearly pilgrimages out to the white, sporting nearly the same layout as you would’ve been likely to find fifty, sixty, seventy years ago. Tradition lives at Bonneville, and you will always find it in the engine bay.

You can look at the cars all you want. But if and when you make it out to Wendover, as you walk among the streamliners and the door cars and such, stop for a moment and peer inside the engine bay. It’s worth your while. It was certainly worth ours…here’s a few of the mills that got our attention!

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3 thoughts on “Bonneville Speed Week 2020: Engines Galore! Some Of The Mills From The Salt!

  1. Robert Main

    Mills that got your attention????
    I know it’s hot out there, but why don’t you get out of the shade and go over to impound. Speed Demon with 3,000 HP is sitting there waiting for tomorrow record run. At 11:05 this morning it qualified at mile 5 @469.298 MPH, exit speed 477.050 MPH. It been having over 400 mph runs all week long,

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  2. Matt Cramer

    “For every late-model item filled to the brim with the best and most modern, there’s a Ford Model A rocking a Cadillac mill in the engine bay.”

    I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if somebody showed up with a late model Cadillac rocking a Ford Model A motor in the engine bay. The SCTA classing system encourages engine swaps that can sometimes feel like gearhead Mad Libs. Not that I’m complaining – Bonneville is one event that hasn’t ended up with a handful of hot combinations dominating everything.

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  3. Robert Main

    Speed Demon got the record. 8/13/20 8:00 AM Mile 5 470.733 MPH Exit speed 481.576 MPH. But they’re not done yet!! Now they’re pulling out the 555 big block and putting in the 256 engine to go for the E record of 348mph. Speedweek is a racing event and deserves more than just car show coverage.

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