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History GNRS Bonneville SALT FLAT Racing "Century of Speed" Display For Save The Salt!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KIRK!, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. KIRK!
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    Every year GNRS has some killer featured display. This year it was "Century of Speed" celebrating 100 years of racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The collection on hand was nothing short of incredible. I was able to actually get some shots at the Thursday night racers' reception. You could barely get near them the rest of the weekend.

    Take a peek. Tons more to see, just click HERE!

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  2. tedster
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    Cool, thanks for posting.
     
  3. Nobey
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    Great photos Kirk, thank you......
     
  4. oldsjoe
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    Well WHAT? It only took you like 100 years to get these OUTSTANDING pictures! HA HA
     

  5. KIRK!
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    Only 100 years.
     
  6. aircap
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    Outstanding stuff!
     
  7. Boones
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    Good to see ya Kirk at the show...
     
  8. KIRK!
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    Same here.
     
  9. AZAV8
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    Kirk,
    What's the skinny on Bob Herda's 999 streamliner? Who restored it? Where is it on display? Etc.?
     
  10. Dan Warner
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    The Herda car is in a private collection. I don't think there is public access.

    DW
     
  11. Cool building, but hoped to see Challengers/Goldenrod/Spirit of America/Green Monster............
     
  12. I knew that I was going to enjoy all of the stuff in Building 9, and we wound up going back and checking it out twice. It was awesome. There was an excellent mix of current and past racecars, and like usual, the landspeed racers are always happy to talk about their cars. It's one of the last forms of racing where "regular" people can build a car and be competitive.

    The "Save The Salt" folks had a incredible book about the history of Bonneville available for a $20 donation. A nice hardback book with high quality pages and photography. That book was worth every penny, and the proceeds go to a great cause.
     
  13. KIRK!
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    It's in Dennis Varni's collection. He owns several important land speed cars. It's in San Jose, CA.
     
  14. Limey Kid
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    Kirk,
    Excellent photography, as always. Missed you posting on here, glad to see you back.
    I have worn my Dirty Hero shirt with pride, my minuscule part in helping. It's great to see it up n running
    Cheers,
    Stewart.
     
  15. KIRK!
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    It was a big help and a big thank you goes to you! We could't have launched without the help of guys like you.
     
  16. KIRK! - Great stuff! ... Thanks for sharing here on the H.A.M.B. ... and for the link to your Dirty Hero.com post / pics!
     
  17. Jalopy Joker
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    from new jersey

  19. TANNERGANG
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    KIRK...........You and Ryan must have kissed and made up...........
     
  20. KIRK!
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    All lovers have spats. We both want the same thing for the scene.
     
  21. 327-365hp
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    Glad you're here Kirk. Love the new e-zine!
     
  22. KIRK!
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    Thanks, man!

    We're trying to do something that doesn't compete with anyone else.
     
  23. 80WTI
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    Great pics, thanks for sharing.
     
  24. Thank you for sharing, KIRK! Awesome photos!
     
  25. It is great seeing these photos. Thanks to dirty Hero for sharing. I wear my t a lot. Take care.
    Later,
    Dick
     
  26. KIRK!
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    Thanks Dick!!
     
  27. Kirk, what's your current ride?
     
  28. KIRK!
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    Still rolling the '58 T-bird
     
  29. I haven't seen anything since your 60 Starliner...pics? THX
     
  30. KIRK!
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    Look up The Legion Special
     

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