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Motion Pictures MG at Bonneville - 1951

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
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  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    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!
  3. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,220


    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
  4. rstanberry
    Joined: Dec 22, 2007
    Posts: 202

    from terrell tx

    Old hell, at 60 he was just a spring chicken!
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  5. TV
    Joined: Aug 28, 2002
    Posts: 1,452


    Ryan, thanks that was very cool. Have a Happy New Year.--TV
  6. HAHA. (there is an MG thread somewhere on here that has lots of good info in it)
  7. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,336

    Slim Pickens

    60 years old, 139 mph. That would make my day. I got 6 years left to pull that off. THANKS Boss. Feel better. Slim
  8. DaveInc
    Joined: Feb 11, 2008
    Posts: 81


    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.
  9. acerods
    Joined: Apr 10, 2008
    Posts: 66

    from CALIF.

    Hope it's not the flu!!
    Thanks for the vid.
    Get well soon.
    Big al the hillbilly
  10. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,671


    Thanks for taking care of us Ryan. Feel better homie.
  11. Half-Fast Motors
    Joined: Nov 14, 2009
    Posts: 205

    Half-Fast Motors

    Been feelin' a lil crappy myself. Hope you feel better soon & thanks for all you do on this freakin' great site Ryan!!
  12. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,650


    Hope it's a hangover and not Cedar Fever! Get well, Bossman..........
  13. Bad Bob
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 23,768

    Bad Bob
    from O.C. Baby

    Pretty cool,Ryan! Can't believe how close the people are standing to the car as it goes by!!!!
  14. El Brown-O-
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 6

    El Brown-O-

    With the white stuff outside my window being too unsalty, your choice was a great get-away. Thanks and get to feeling better ASAP.
  15. I stumbled upon yet another video of "Goldy" & his MG @ Bonneville ... this time in 1952:

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    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 or by phone at 801-585-3073.

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