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Old 12-30-2009, 09:59 AM   #1
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Default MG at Bonneville - 1951



I woke up this morning sick as a dog. I'm not up to writing much or figuring out today's topic, so you guys are stuck with a random video. It's 1951 and a British dude that goes by "Goldy" is hammering his piss-ant little MG down the salt to the tune...

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Old 12-30-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: MG at Bonneville - 1951

You know part of me wishes that we could stand as close to the Black Line as shown in the video to really taken in the speed that these cars are traveling at instead of being a quarter mile out and seeing it from a distance......but the other part of me says that that would only take one accident to have me back at a distance again.

Old Crow brought (for me at least) the Belly Tanks back into the lime light a few years back. Who is going to step up and run a Vintage 4 or Flathead V8 in a old streamliner body? I would love to see these things scream across the salt like yesteryear. I am sure there are a few right now that I do not know about.

Thanks for the Video Ryan and hope you feel better tomorrow!
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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Stayed home myself this morning, hope you're feeling better. Did you ever notice all the racecars sounded the same in most of the old footage? Soup time for me. Later,Cat
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:56 AM   #4
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Old hell, at 60 he was just a spring chicken!
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:00 AM   #5
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Ryan, thanks that was very cool. Have a Happy New Year.--TV
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:07 AM   #6
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Default Re: MG at Bonneville - 1951

HAHA. (there is an MG thread somewhere on here that has lots of good info in it)
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:17 AM   #7
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60 years old, 139 mph. That would make my day. I got 6 years left to pull that off. THANKS Boss. Feel better. Slim
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:03 PM   #8
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Hope you feel better soon, Ryan! As an MG guy who knows a little of their history, they may not have been American, but those folks really were hot rodders in the truest since of the word. They were stuck with the small engines because of how cars were taxed so they really worked hard to wring the most out of them.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:38 PM   #9
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Hope it's not the flu!!
Thanks for the vid.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:18 PM   #10
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Thanks for taking care of us Ryan. Feel better homie.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:56 PM   #11
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Been feelin' a lil crappy myself. Hope you feel better soon & thanks for all you do on this freakin' great site Ryan!!
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:49 PM   #12
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Hope it's a hangover and not Cedar Fever! Get well, Bossman..........
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:08 PM   #13
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Pretty cool,Ryan! Can't believe how close the people are standing to the car as it goes by!!!!
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:27 PM   #14
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MGs had been breaking records since the '30s, maybe a little O/T but if Ryan wants to talk about it here is a little video about some realy fast MGs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VxXaCJU_2A
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With the white stuff outside my window being too unsalty, your choice was a great get-away. Thanks and get to feeling better ASAP.
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:35 PM   #16
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Default Re: MG at Bonneville - 1951

I stumbled upon yet another video of "Goldy" & his MG @ Bonneville ... this time in 1952:



Video clip from the J. Willard Marriott Library: excerpts from a silent film from the Burton Musser Audio Visual Collection. This film shows Goldie Gardner's preparation with his crew in Wendover and his speed trials on the Salt Flats at Bonneville Speedway. This item is protected by copyright. For more information regarding this film, please contact the Moving Image
& Sound Archivist by email at justin.riley@utah.edu or by phone at 801-585-3073.
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