Bonneville-Salt-Flats-Bob Davis Podcast 1064

Bonneville Salt Flats

Firstly the Bonneville Salt Flats has a long history. I can only scratch the surface of all that salt in Bonneville-Salt-Flats-Bob Davis Podcast 1064.

Kid’s Dream

Secondly I have wanted to come to Bonneville since I was a kid.

Car Magazines

Above all in those days my favorite car magazines almost always featured something happening at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Muscle Cars

For me there was certainly an attraction to the famous muscle cars of the 60’s and 70’s.

Kodachrome

But I loved those Kodachrome photos from back in the day.

Not A Car Guy

Most importantly I am not a car guy.

Still Appreciate

However I still appreciate this automotive history of the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Special History

Be that as it may history here dates back to the 1820’s.

Captain LE Bonneville

Indeed the person the Salt Flats are named after never saw them.

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Donner Reed Too

In addition even the famous Donner-Reed party’s ill fated travels to California included an episode with the Salt Flats.

Hearst Newspapers

Later William Randolph Hearst got the publicity ball rolling back around 1910.

Racing Days

Subsequently racing didn’t take on the flat until the early 1930’s.

Glory Days

In the long run The Bonneville Salt Flats glory was the early 1960’s through the early 1970’s.

Setting Records

When all those iconic records were set.

Huge Attraction

Unquestionably the Salt Flats are still a huge attraction.

Families

In fact families still love the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Speed Runs

In due time they all take their pick up trucks and sedans for a speed run.

Selfies

Even more the obligatory selfie and then it’s time to go.

Hot Rods?

Presently though you don’t see too many hot rods.

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Bonneville-Salt-Flats-Bob Davis Podcast 1064

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