If you have never been to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah for Bonneville Speed Week, then you have missed out on what can only be described as overwhelming car junkie nirvana. Just when you think you might have seen every car, truck, bike, lakester, and streamliner on the salt, another one pops up that has you drooling and wanting to jump in the driver’s seat. We told you we weren’t done bringing you photos of all of them yet, and this is one of our last few galleries of photos from the 2019 Bonneville Speed Week races. Bonneville is a very special place to us. I’ve raced there, I’ve been fast there, and it is a place that inspires, draws, and challenges you. It is historic, it is beautiful, it is a natural wonder. And it is the home of horsepower in so many ways. Torrential rains on Thursday night before the scheduled start delayed the start of the 71st running of Bonneville Speed Week as flooded pits, tracks, and return roads meant a dry out was in order. After assessing the situation, and monitoring conditions, it was decided that racing would not commence until Tuesday morning at 7:30 am.
We spent time walking the pits, getting a little sunburned, and snapping photos of tons of cool cars for you to enjoy. We’re pretty sure that some of these cars will make you drool, and they have done that for us in spades. We also captured the staging lanes, the starting line, and more for you to enjoy right here.
If you are not familiar with Bonneville Speed Week, or racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats in general, then some of these cars and combos may seem a little odd. You aren’t wrong, but odd is not that uncommon at Bonneville. In fact, it is one of our favorite things about this event as strange engine combos find their way into cars, trucks, and even motorhomes that never came so equipped. It’s one of the things that you learn to really appreciate about Bonneville.
We will have tons more photos throughout the week, so stay tuned for all of them.