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Event Coverage Bonneville Speedweek 2021 Official Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tman, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. Tman
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    I wouldn't try riding from Lands End out to the pits and I can click off a Century off the couch. Plus, the traffic is crazy going onto the Salt. Very Mad max. Good way to get your ass ran over.
     
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  2. y'sguy
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    okay, I appreciate your advice. Sounds like my plan won't work. Hafta consider the hard fact of cleaning up the rental afterwards.
    I usta could do a century, but nows im just old.
     
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  3. Tman
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    Many folks will coordinate and catch a ride from the bend. Just park there
     
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  4. y'sguy
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    Tman, okay, thanks. We're newbies on the trip so we are just trying to figure out the best way for ourselves. The bend and bumming a ride sounds like a decent option.
     
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  5. typo41
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    Tman is right, but, be careful, you get dropped at the start line, its 3 miles to the pits, and also you need to get a ride back to the Bend,, and in the afternoon traffic is light back to the Bend.
    And rental cars on the salt is everyday, rent a car at home, have a nice ride to Bonneville and clean it when you get home, you will appreciate it,,,
    I say this from experience,, I was with a team photographing and when the car left the line, the team headed to retrieve them,, and there I was standing on the start line,,,,,, last time I went to the salt without some kind of transportation
     
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  6. Tman
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    BTTT, we are barely over TWO months away! This thing is going to sneak up on us with a vengeance. Glad I don't have a car thrash going.
     
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  7. Wrapping up major updates on the 39 to make the trek there. Cant wait for it!!
     
  8. Rynothealbino
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    We have not had problems running a rental out on the salt. You can easily put 50 miles a day just going back and forth on the salt as a spectator. Plus runs to town, air conditioning / shade breaks in the car. Walking / bumming a ride would be tough and very limiting in my opinion. Just cover the floors and pedal in plastic bags, towels, floor protectors, etc. And bring a couple rolls of quarters for the vacuum and self service wash at the West Wendover Sinclair. Also it's probably best not to wear automotive or Bonneville related clothing at the rental place.
     
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  9. JimSibley
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    I will do my best to be there, with my little pit car.
     

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  10. cornfieldcustoms
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    I will be there helping out in Tech again, as well as hanging at the bend in the road. still dont have the racecar done so it will be another year of dreaming
     
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  11. ronnieroadster
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    Were getting ready for Bonneville here's a short video of a soft pull testing our Supercharged 292 cube Flathead Ford and transmission. Engine machined and built by my son and I. Our car is also a back yard build beside my son a few member's of the Ct Street Rod Assoc car club helped no pro shops needed.
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  12. Tman
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    Dayam, that sounds good!
     
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  13. Sounds REAL GOOD!
     
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  14. N49racer
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    Got the guys together for June 19 to see if we can remember how to get this thing fired up. We are getting ready for racing. We have 3 chances to make it over the border. If nothing else we'll get to make some noise and piss off the neighbors :D
     
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  15. N49racer
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    LOVE THAT CAR
     
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  16. Tman
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    Hope you guys can make it!
     
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  17. Jethro
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    If I can get my second jab and the border reopens the Vanguard Hotel , bar and grill may show up at the bend! 20190809_175813.jpg
     
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  18. So-cal Tex
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    Ron, I am planning on getting my '32 3W on salt this year and camp at bend in the road if you want to caravan to Bonneville ? I know Brian and Melanie are putting something together as well.
    I like to get there the Friday before racing starts and stay through Tuesday usually.
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  19. Tman
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    Sounds like we may be helping Don run his Stude this year.
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  20. A Boner
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  21. IMG_1905.JPG Just to let all you HAMBERS know that Hotrodarama 2021 is a full go and then we will be heading to Hot August Nights and then to Bonneville Speedweek. Join us if ya wanna do three events in two weekends!!! www.hotrodarama.us I will be on the salt again!! Registration for HRAR is open until July 16th only. After that you are out of luck. Get busy!
     
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  22. This could work based on what I get time off from work if any. Get ahold of me as we get closer.

    I may have to choose between Pendleton and Salt. Still waiting to hear approval from work on what kind of time I have since I will be hitting my 6 months at the new job. Keep you posted.
     
  23. Well, I can guarantee you a whopping good time in Pendleton pal!
     
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  24. I was hoping to hit Bonneville this year.. not in the cards..
     
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  25. Tman
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    Looks like Tom and I are open and spectating again. Don is pushing his trip back to World of Speed. If we run across a team that needs some help that is fine. This is a recon mission since Tom has never been on the Salt.
     
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  26. Rynothealbino
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    It's pretty exciting when they start to release updates on the salt condition...
     
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  27. Jalopy Joker
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    be sure to wear proper protective clothing & hat for those Sun filled days 20210630_132551.jpg
     
  28. ronnieroadster
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    Couple more engines are ready. Testing soon in Maine.
     

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  29. "Wally"
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    Were pretty much all set, just a couple of small details to wrap up. Got the 2.47 gears in and the water/methanol injection installed. Punk Ass Roadster.jpg Leaving for the "Salt" on Aug.6th. Want to invite any other H.A.M.B. members to stop by our pit or the start line and say hello, maybe share a cold one at the end of the day! Were pretty easy to find, just look for our fire truck hauler.
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  30. timeflies
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    I’ve been 5 times and that’s not enough! Was talking to a HAMB today about going again.
     
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