Tagged with Danny Thompson

Bonneville Speed Week: Salt Fever Starts on Aug 9

140km west of Salt Lake City lies a dazzling expanse of crystalline white stretching over 30,000 acres: the Bonneville Salt Flats. Bring your sunglasses, because we’re going to Speed Week. The Bonneville Salt Flats have been used for land speed racing since daredevil Teddy Tezlaff set an unofficial speed record of 141.73mph on his Blitzen … Continue reading

DANNY THOMPSON: WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD UPDATE

  Racing is full of unfinished business. For Mickey Thompson, it was breaking the piston driven world land speed record. He came achingly close in 1960 with the Challenger I, but broke down on the return run. He struck back in 1968 with the Challenger II, but was foiled by a rainstorm which turned the … Continue reading