Bonneville Salt Flats

McCosh, Dan; Carnett, John B.
April 1993
Popular Science;Apr93, Vol. 242 Issue 4, p88
Presents highlights of Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. Spirit of `76, car driven by Al Teague; Use of flats by Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) since 1936; How Bonneville is a proving ground for any idea that comes along about high speed. INSET: Tripping the salt electric, by D.M..


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