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Category Archive: Event Coverage, LAND SPEED RACES, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Bonneville Video: Mechanical Music Off Of The Push Truck And Into Infinity

While it is true that big speed is the main draw at Bonneville, gearheads the world over will agree that the sound of a hot rod at full tilt for miles on end is intoxicating. This video gives a great...

Fellow Racer Remembers His Mentor Ernie Pereira, 200 MPH Club Member, Belly Tank Racer, And Overall Land Racing Bad Ass.

(Words by Robert Dalton, Photos provided by Robert Dalton) Robert Dalton is the owner and driver of the “Flash Point” Streamliner, and a guy who has become a good friend of ours over the...

Mickey Thompson: Fastest Man On Wheels Is A Goodyear Promotional Gem From 1960 That Shows Thompson’s Triumph At Bonneville

See that guy smiling up there? Well you’d be smiling too after a month of hard work in as desolate place as mankind has ever known finally paid off and you had just driven your car over 400mph....

Poteet’s Speed Demon Sets New B/Blown Fuel Streamliner Record At 416.511 mph Monday Bonneville Speed Week 2016

He’s done it again! George Poteet, driving the Speed Demon Streamliner, has set another record here at Bonneville Speed Week 2016, breaking a 16 year old record held by the Teague, Welch, Banks...

UPDATE! The Scoop! Here’s Every Single Car That Will Be Running For A Record At Bonneville On Sunday

UPDATE: Both Danny Thompson and George Poteet have set records in their classes this morning! Poteet rocketed down course at 410mph to grab his and Danny Thompson tool care of business at 402mph! One...

Bonneville Speed Week 2013 – Our Last Teaser Gallery Before 2016 Action Begins

We are here at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats for SCTA-BNI Speed Week 2013. Chad arrived early this afternoon and blasted a gallery of 80 photos that highlight some of the coolest stuff he saw in...

Bonneville Speed Week 2013 — Race Cars And Hot Rods From The Salt!

(Photos by Chad and Brian) – Starting Friday we’ll have Bonneville Speed Week 2016 coverage for you. For now, here’s another look back to the last racing year on the salt, 2013. ...

Costella/Cunha/Bassano Nebulous Theorem VIII – The Most Insane Racing Vehicle I Have Ever Seen

(Editor’s note: I will never forget the first time I saw this vehicle, which is technically a sidecar motorcycle behind me at Bonneville in 2013. I went back to the hotel that evening and rip...

This Is Bonneville: The Lakester That Runs Half A Chrysler Hemi….Literally

(Editor’s Note: Here’s a story from Speed Week 2013 that illustrates what we’ll be seeing lots of out on the salt next week and that’s forward thinking and creativity. I...

Retro Photos: The Coolest Trucks At Bonneville Speed Week 2013

(Editor’s note: Here’s a little retro-fun from the last year of racing on the salt. Our favorite trucks of Bonneville 2013!) –  There are some race trucks, some hot rod trucks,...

Photo Coolness: This Is The Bonneville – The Living Embodiment Of All That Rules About LSR

(Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in August 2013 and is being reprinted now as part of our run-up to Speed Week 2016!) These photos were taking in the impound lot at Bonneville on...

Bonneville Speed Week 2016: The Most Impressive Runs Of The Week May Come Not From A Streamliner But From This (Potentially) 400mph Triumph GT-6

(Photos: BlackSaltRacing.com) Yeah, you read that right. The car you see up there in the lead photo began life as a 1971 Triumph GT-6. It has since been transformed into a hellaciously fast land...

Bonneville Speed Week 2016: 11 Cars Capable Of Smashing The Wheel Driven Record – Here They Are

There are a ton of reasons to be excited about speed week 2016. The fact that it looks like there will be a Speed Week is the first of those reasons and the second? The second is the pent up...

Got Salt Fever? With A 2016 Event Looking Likely, We Dug Up A Gallery From McTaggart’s First Trip To Bonneville!

For the last couple of years, anyone talking about Bonneville has spoken of the salt with a tinge of either sadness or anger in their voice. For two years now, there has been no racing on the salt...