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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
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    I'm going next year, I say every year. Wonder if Hooley is running. I've heard here is camping at bend in road, but it can get rowdy?

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  2. 55chevr
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
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    Raced Bonneville a couple of times. It is hallowed ground. Everybody should go at least once in their lifetime. Most of the hotels are in casinos and they double the rent for Speed Week. It is simply supply and demand. They were all booked up months ago. You can camp at "Bend in the road" just north of I-80. USFRA is not as well attended and you can usually get rooms for that event.
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  3. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
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    from Ohio

    A few years ago a Bonneville page on the HAMB would have been 15 + pages long this close to speed week. I guess now a days like it or not there are a lot more rat rod / honda civic guys instead of hotrodders.
     
  4. Went to Bonneville in 2002 and again in 2009. Flew out both times, but next year plans are already in the making to drive the 40 out. I did stop by there last month on the way back from the L.A. Roadster show to get some shots of the 40 on the salt though.

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  5. the metalsurgeon
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    Peacock and seagull flapping duet right there.....
     
  6. verde742
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    yeah, they will believe THAT !! probably never heard it before, during speed week !!!:rolleyes:
     
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  7. got rust2
    Joined: Nov 6, 2013
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    I'll be there, I've been driving to the salt in a hotrod for the last few years, now I be running a vintage oval track car.
     
  8. RichFox
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    20046354_10213474918337411_878065465603291663_n.jpg Dragging the salt in Bolivia yesterday. If you want to see 400 mph runs on the salt. Get your passport up to date.
     
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  9. RichFox
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    Cloudy today at Bonneville. Looks like a little rain. These web cam pictures look like a painting. bflat_cam_current.jpg
     
  10. I hope the racing surface will be dry & safe this year. HRP
     
  11. Atwater Mike
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    Looks promising. A silent HAMB prayer might be in order...
     
  12. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
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    Fire Fox

  13. Bummed I am missing this year, been every year since 2003. But just a temporary miss for me, as in middle of moving and the timing just does not work out this year. I'll be heading east instead of north and west.

    You all have fun, I will be watching as I can over internet.
     
  14. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
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    from Ohio

    Doesn't seem to be much interest in Bonneville on the HAMB anymore. At least a few of us will be there. JC
     
  15. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
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    I was supposed to start heading that way on the 9th but things have come up and things look grim for me being able to go. There is a slim chance I can make it, one can hope.
     
  16. This is the first time I'm unable to go in over ten years (not counting the couple times it was cancelled of course). I need to connect with a NW HAMB member to pick me up a few Tshirts. My grand kids love getting them and have already asked me. Plus I like em too =)
     
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  17. NINE INCH
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
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    See you there! Coming down from Seattle again.
     
  18. NINE INCH
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    Tick tock tick tock......
     
  19. jimmy six
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    Been going off and on since 1975. I show up on Monday now after all the wantabes leave with salt still on their rats and rooms are plentiful. I've ruined every truck I've ever had their so now it's rentals for me. I always hope for a dry week and rain all the way home...
     
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  20. Rynothealbino
    Joined: Mar 23, 2009
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    For those of you who have not gone before or are saying "maybe next year"...GO. It's that simple. Buy a plane ticket, rent a car. Quit your job if you have to. Literally. Last year was my first time going, and my wife and I are going back this year. After moving last year I was not sure if I would have any vacation to use or not. After a failed attempt to go in 2015 I decided that if I had to quit my new job to go to Speed Week I would. Thankfully it did not come to that, but I would if needed. Here is a travel guide my wife wrote after going last year: http://thexenophilelife.com/bonneville-speed-week-travel-guide/ . If you have have never gone before, or are trying to get your significant other to go, give it a read.
     
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  21. OL SWEDE
    Joined: Jul 17, 2013
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    from midwest


    Read the wife's write up a while back & enjoyed it. Myself (a 1st timer) and four others plan on getting there the 11th. Hoping to have a great time!
     
  22. mogara
    Joined: Mar 10, 2006
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    I first went in 2013 and finally am going back again this year. I'm taking my dad and son with me, because it's something they both need to experience.
     
  23. This weekend's list: New tires on the Avion trailer, geese the bearings,rebuild the bed. Gather a bunch of white clothes (shirts and shorts), Stack up the Gatorade to be loaded, find all the parts for the shade canopy ( we got authorization to set up on the line don't tell anyone), cameras cleaned and charged,,,,,,,
     
  24. 2 weeks and counting!

    Been doing a tune up and some maintenance on the flathead in my F-1 pickup....
    Can't wait to head out!
     
  25. got rust2
    Joined: Nov 6, 2013
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    I'm busy rebuilding valves, and mounting the on board fire system. Will be there for tech then to run the first 3 days, vintage oval car #877, with three crew guys that have never been before, should be interesting. C U there!!!
     
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  26. jeffd1988
    Joined: Apr 12, 2016
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    jeffd1988

    Good read.
     
  27. pontman
    Joined: Mar 18, 2011
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    So do you still need a T-shirt guy? PM me...
     
  28. ffr1222k
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    I am going this year for the first time. My son is tuning on an OT car so I thought if I ever go this should be the year.
     
  29. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    This afternoons salt pic. Looks a lot like yesterdays. bflat_cam_current.jpg
     
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  30. There will be three courses, one long and two shorts,, the second short will be the rookie line and I heard it has the best salt,,, who goes faster than 175 anyway ?
     

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