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Rattiac

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2021, 01:42:02 PM »
Packing up tonight and heading out at 5 a.m.
Salt report is still good,  had some rain after speedweek but not much.
The Nish streamliner team is a local team,  already there. Cant wait to see them run.
If you get into landspeed racing, this is where you want to begin with the 130mph club.
Lots of street worthy cars going for it.
The only requirements are speed rated tires and steel valve stems.

This time im getting near the starting line to watch the "impound" cars go first.  They get first crack at cool air.

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2021, 11:11:58 PM »
Please take & post lots of pictures. You are right this is the place to start, have fun, and decide if the rest is worth the BS.  ::)
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2021, 01:01:51 AM »
Sounds like they had a windstorm and shut down around 4pm.
5 cars and 3 cycles in impound. 
Salt opens up at 6am. Earlier than normal,  tryin to beat some weather.

All hooked up and ready to go. I Better get some sleep🥱.


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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2021, 04:29:07 PM »
Went to my Inliner meeting and now am sitting and waiting for your update. It's a beautiful day here. Sunny warm & smoke free.
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2021, 09:18:46 PM »
I left later than I wanted. Arrived on the salt at 9:30am. No biggie though cause they started 2hrs late from a storm that came through.
Truck did great and didnt leak a drop of oil on the salt.
Went straight to the starting line (long course) then worked my way to the 130-150 lines. 
After a few hours I made my way to the pits.  Grabbed some lunch at the Enola Gay Cafe and picked up a few shirts along with one of those hats that cover the neck/ears.  Glad I did.
Watched a few cars come by the 3 mile at full throttle.  That sound i'll never forget. 
By 2pm a threatning storm was approaching, so I went back to the start line.  Hung out there and filmed nearly every car there till 5pm.
After that I made my way towards camp at Knolls 40 miles away. Even though it was cloudy off/on most of the day, heat exhaustion can sneak up on you.  Didnt feel the effects of it till this morning  waking up sick with vomiting. 
Proceeded to slug water till I felt good enough to drive home.
Anyways get ready for pics.  When it lets me. 

Here's a few quick vids.
Nish streamliner.
https://youtu.be/ttXCLzHhl28

130 club car.
https://youtu.be/pWvarB2mFpw

Bike (loud)
https://youtu.be/KV6tyPUsGgg
« Last Edit: September 12, 2021, 11:45:58 PM by Rattiac »

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2021, 11:51:50 PM »
Most people have to experience the harshness of that environment to understand it. In some cases it can pull the moisture out of you faster than you can replace it. Glad you are OK and looking forward to pictures. We spent the day at our cabin at Tahoe being thankful they are getting a handle on the fire near South Shore.
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2021, 02:05:51 PM »
Yeah I thought I was being careful about not too much sunlight, taking breaks in the trailer.  Next year i'll drink more water beforehand. 

hopefully it brings up the pics now. :)

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2021, 02:11:57 PM »
This camaro needed a cage just to run in the 130 class because of the T-tops.
This year he was going for 150.

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2021, 02:19:28 PM »
Gotta love that black 57 going for it. 8)
The Chevelle was like a show car.  He had to do a "handling run" under 100mph before he could open it up.

Straight 8 in the lakester.
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2021, 02:27:51 PM »
Noticed alot of Dodge Dakotas out there,  even the officials drive em.
A few Dakotas parked next to me.  This guy had a "in progress build"  he was having tech look at it to make sure its all legal.

On the way home the desert was lit up yellow from the recent rains 🌧.

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2021, 07:37:45 PM »
Some nice stuff. Like the mopar coupe. There seems to be a different look from Speed Week.
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2021, 09:56:11 PM »
Its a bit more relaxed and less people.  As the USFRA says,  the event is put on by racers for racers. Its a more grass-roots feel.
Id like to race something here one day. 
Theres even a 50cc roadster class. Though they are slow but enjoyable to watch. Sound like they never shift. Total bare bones and skinny wire wheels .

One last pic. 
The black car looks near stock but very loud when fired up.
Saw/heard him come by at the top end. Sounded awesome.  🔥
The 93 camaro,  the areo dosent get better than that. 😉
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2021, 10:15:08 PM »
Quick story::;
There was a guy there with a Police edition crown vic totally stock.  He ripped out the interior,  installed race buckets/harness, straight piped it and removed the air filter.
Ran 116mph.  While he thought it shoulda been more,   it was all about the low buck good time with his kids.  Miles per smiles .
His car had alot of interested onlookers.

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2021, 10:31:40 PM »
Sounds like a lot of fun. It would be fun to put something cheap together and just play. What rules do they use?
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2021, 07:54:50 AM »
Some sharp cars there, Rattiac, thanks for sharing.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

 


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