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Old 07-08-2011, 08:31 AM   #1
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Default It's almost that time again...



That's right. We're only a little over a month away from the yearly SCTA pilgrimage to the great salt lake of Bonneville in Wendover, Utah for Speed Week.

Every August, new believers come back from 'The Salt' after their first time, no longer saline...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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"Just go. It beats any car show, any hot rod shop, and other live racing event, because being there is transforming, and words or pictures don’t do it real justice. You’ve got to feel it for yourself."

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Old 07-08-2011, 09:02 AM   #3
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I recommend not going, unless you want to get hooked and have a great time. I went in 1998 to watch and I said, "I gotta do this". Made 12 trips to the salt and had the time of my life.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:38 AM   #4
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Getting my camping gear sorted already.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:01 AM   #5
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Listen, as a newbie last year to the salt flats, if there is someone out there that is on the fence of going or not it is very easy.... DO IT! Prior to going I only saw it in mags, youtube, tv, etc. Once you step foot on the salt and see and hear the cars it is awesome. Truly a must at least once. Problem is that once you go you want to keep going. Be warned......
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:04 AM   #6
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:18 AM   #7
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Getting my camping gear sorted already.
You staying at the bend?? If so will be neighbors
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:54 AM   #8
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I have been to Bonneville several times. Always a great experience. You can stand right at the starting line, close to the cars, walk the line of cars and bikes waiting their turn, wander the pits and talk to the crews. Or just park yourself along the course and watch cars at speed. just GO!!
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:13 AM   #9
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You staying at the bend?? If so will be neighbors
Should be Tom, unless it gets too crowded and I will camp at the "other" place. Who is coming with you?
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:36 AM   #10
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Bonneville changed my life.
I'll be making another Old Crow limited edition canvas print for this year. Last years sold out.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:07 PM   #11
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First time in years I wont be there... F**king economy...
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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Should be Tom, unless it gets too crowded and I will camp at the "other" place. Who is coming with you?
Just me and the wife so far.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:38 PM   #13
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Bonneville is THE greatest place on earth...PERIOD. Once you go you are surely hooked for life...I sure as hell am!
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:31 PM   #14
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After going last year, I can't believe I never went when I was stationed at Hell AFB in Ogden. Remember to bring sunglasses for your sunglasses!
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:41 PM   #15
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Getting my camping gear sorted already.
Never thought of that option, I'll consider for next year, it is a very very very long trip....driving
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:51 PM   #16
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We'll be there Wed. night. Tech on Thurs. ;-)
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:58 PM   #17
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We'll be there Wed. night. Tech on Thurs. ;-)
I will be rolling in late Thurs, PM me your number and I can get that tank out of your way before the weekend gets going.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:33 PM   #18
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Any tips for a first-timer? Lots of sunscreen obviously....

Will be there helping out Candy-Man and his lakester
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:07 PM   #19
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Any tips for a first-timer? Lots of sunscreen obviously....

Will be there helping out Candy-Man and his lakester
Need an updae on that lakester!

As for tips, check out www.scta-bni.org There is a page with beginner tips.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:09 PM   #20
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Any tips for a first-timer? Lots of sunscreen obviously....
If wearing shorts, sunscreen your lower legs more than you normally do; the reflected light off the salt can burn too. If your shorts are baggy, wear briefs, not boxers. Same reason.

Other than that, bring a bike or some form of wheeled transport and try to get around as much as you can, the pits are HUGE and there is awesome hidden everywhere.
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