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Bonneville talk
« on: June 25, 2021, 08:02:41 PM »
Not letting Bonneville speedweek sneak up on me this year.  Hoping to have the truck ready for it's first trip (tow testing) ;)
Would like to park by the long course and see em go by.
Anyone here have a favorite car or other ?
There's a new sleek green streamliner that has a wild shape.
Heard the sign just recently got stolen again. 😶

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2021, 10:05:12 PM »
There is a lotion the HAMB about the sign. My favorite spot is near the fueling station near the pits. The food is pretty close and there are porta potties. It is just going into mile 3 so they a cooking. You can hear them pulling from the start and the doppler effect is awesome. Don't take anything out on the salt you don't want to spend A LOT of time desalting. There is some kind of salt neutralizing stuff that a lot of people use before they go. I recommend it, my pickup still has salt from 2013.

Depending on how many courses they have this year it is great to go out about 5 miles and get the full experience. Know where you are. I don't know if I'll make it this year or not this year.
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2021, 12:40:48 AM »
I don't know much about Bonneville, but I got a little education here:
https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorsports/understanding-bonneville-streamliners-lakesters-and-roadsters/
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2021, 12:34:43 PM »
The classes and rules at Bonneville are certainly very involved and can be confusion. The good thing is that you don't have to understand it to enjoy it. Most of the rules as far as engines and body classes, separate things, are almost the same as the other land speed events, (Dry Lakes)

It has out of necessity evolved a lot from the pre WWII days when you pretty much run what you brung and many of the racers were driven to the events. Safety is a big deal and just meeting safety requirement is a major part of the expense.
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 10:38:33 PM »
Just under 2 weeks till Speedweek. Getting exited 🤪.
The last few years ive been playing the live stream at work on my phone.  My boss enjoys it.
Looks like this year they are setting up a camera for the live stream guy (seldom seen slim).
Link to LSR. http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php?board=82.0

Salt conditions are hard and dry.  No water near "lands end" .
Looks like a great year to go in person.

I was going to head out that saturday morning but now friday night 5pm is looking pretty tempting .

Heres a cool video from last year.
https://youtu.be/d8K0et05uDE

The sexy green streamliner called the "Salt Shark" is my new favorite.  Some out of the box thinking going on there.
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2021, 01:57:20 PM »
I'd like to go. Maybe I can talk my son into going out for a day or two. No one left to drive out with since my best friend died out there a couple of years ago.  :(
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2021, 09:43:07 PM »
Thousands of miles away...only a dream.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2021, 09:07:47 PM »
To far to travel by car for me :(

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2021, 10:30:19 PM »
Hot August Nights firing up today in Virginia City through August 7, Bonnivelle Speed Week August 7-13 & World of Speed September 10-13. Inliners International Convention Carson City September 28-October 3. Lots going on here. I need to air up my tires.  :o
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2021, 10:12:46 AM »
Salt lake got pounded with rain the other day but none of it hit the saltflats. Been dry all week.
Trailer is ready for hook up and go. Probably taking the jeep. Truck needs an alignment and no time for that this week,  in charge of the shop again.  Bosses knee was replaced and got infected.  :o

The Bonneville sign was replaced and the salt looks great from the camera thats out there.
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2021, 12:54:00 PM »
Take lots of pictures and be sure to get to salt off of EVERYTHIHG!

I won't make it & it doesn't look like I'll make it to any Hot August nights events either. One of the friends that was helping me on my roadster died unexpectedly of cancer and we are helping his family deal with his massive "collection" of cars, tools, guns, boats, parts,......... before the predators move in.
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2021, 12:57:15 AM »
Have a great time Rattiac, and yes, take pictures and share them.
Sixball, I'm sorry to hear about your friend.
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2021, 02:19:53 PM »
Sorry about your friend Sixball. 

Super smokey here this morning,  cant even see the mountains thats only a few miles away.
Salt flats looks like mars from the camera.
Check out the link above (LSR) for the updates,  streaming which has been expanded to FB, twitter.
Should be leaving early morning unless I leave tonight.  I'll bring back plenty of pics and video.
Talk to yall sunday evening. 🍻

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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2021, 12:11:16 AM »
Have a good time! LeRoy and I got the frame table here today and s a '28-'29 Model A pickup moved today. Three new dings in the Silverado, tight spots between things that don't run.  LeRoy's son showed up and they were going to try to move a couple more tonight. I left my trailer there for them to use tomorrow. My son and I are going to the HAN swap meet tomorrow. We need the time. ;D
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Re: Bonneville talk
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2021, 07:25:04 PM »
A great day on the salt.  Parked about halfway between the starting line and the pits,  watched the long course .
Soooooo many hotrods,  more with patina than paint . Glad I brought the rolling hotel with ez-up.
After a few hours I cruised the pits,  then made my way to the starting line.
Left about 5:45pm , camped in Knolls, Ut right on the flats but was very slippery,  headed to harder ground near the edge.
Quick video.
https://youtu.be/v8ZMqSU_qL4

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