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Event Coverage More "better late than never" Bonneville pic's.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OL 55, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. I spent the week in Bonneville and I'm finally getting around to posting some pictures. You've all seen the normal mix of stuff, so I'll show some of the salt from my point of view.......

    Here's a few rods on the salt.
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    Here's Mr. Tardel.
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    Here's too tall Ganahl looking at George Poteet's broken parts...
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    Here is what kept George from realizing his 400 MPH record run....
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    Back at the Nugget, the cars come to hang out......
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  2. Then we headed over to the BBQ at the hanger.......

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    While nosing around at the hanger, we visited the "junk yard" nearby......

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    And when I'm visiting a new part of the country, I like to just take in the local vista's, and the salt has them in spades!
    We headed out to the salt early one day to catch the sunrise. I guess we were in a hurry as we were stopped by the local constable. He was cool though and let us off with a warning.

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    We got to the salt and drove as far as we could to get a clear view of the sunrise...

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    We waited and watched......
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    and you turn and see the salt all awash in the warm glow of the sun!

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    and the mountains were painted with the shadows of the clouds....

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  3. And we even headed out into the dark night to check out the meteor showers one night. I could not believe all the stars you can see from that area of the country. So much light pollution here on the east coast. We never see skies like that here. I've never seen more shooting stars than I have on that night! Unfortunately, I have no pictures of that!:(

    Of course no trip to the salt would be complete without visiting Wendover Will. He's living in his new spot on the west end of Wendover now. So here he is saying "goodby for now"!

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  4. TOE
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    TOE
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    Thanks for posting the cool photos. It's nice to see some of the local atmosphere, never seen that hanger before.

    Did you drive out it the 40?

    Must have been a great trip, I hope to get out there some day.
     

  5. LOW LID DUDE
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
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    LOW LID DUDE
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    from Colorado

    AWESOME pictures man!Thanks for posting them.Wow what a cool time you must of had.The shots of the cars in town looked like something out of a dream ,at least for us car guys.
     
  6. Great shots Andy. Be careful, you may now be infected with the salt fevor bug.
    The only cure is to return annualy for treatment.
     
  7. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
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    327-365hp
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    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for posting them. The sunrise pics are incredible!
     
  8. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
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    sodbuster
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    from Kansas

    Great shots & the sunrise on the salt is pretty much un-describe-able (is that a word?). We had a quick trip this year and it was the first time that the wife has missed Bonneville.

    Chris Nelson
    Kansas
     
  9. It was a great trip. Only my second trip to the salt, and no, I didn't have the time to drive the 40 but it is on my list of things to do.
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    and yeah Rich, I definitely have salt fever!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  10. pan-dragger
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  11. A Boner
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    *****five stars-thanks
     
  12. rallisracing
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    rallisracing

    Great pics ,and thanks for posting them...does the Willys cpe belong to Wayne Calvert? If not, its a twin....
     
  13. lorodz
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    great looking sunrise dont see them like that everyday..one day ill see them from the same spot..
     
  14. Great pics. Especially like the slammed COE and the B29 hanger pics and info. I lived in Vegas for 14 years, don't know why I never made the trip to the salt. Much closer than I am now.
     
  15. Old-Soul
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    great photos, thanks! The sunrise on the salt must be unreal!
     
  16. Lucky Burton
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    Probably the most Speechless time on the salt is watching that sun rise. It truly is an experiance everyone should have while visiting the salt. Glad you captured it for others to see. Nice pictures.. Lucky
     
  17. Malcolm
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    Great photos!... Thanks alot for posting them!




    What a great time out there this year...

    Malcolm
     
  18. Old Roadster
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    Great pictures and those mountain shots with clouds overhead are breathtaking. Looks like a great time. Thanks for the nice shots, it's on my bucket list. Jack
     
  19. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
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    ok ,being a salt virgin(so far), i've seen pics of the hanger before,whats the short story on that ,please. and what about the cars there?

    and by the way the pics are ouststanding,love the sunrise shots.great eye!
     
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  20. Ole don
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    Short story about the hanger, it was where a secret team trained to drop the A bomb. Google "Enola Gay".
    Wendover Will says goodby to you, but he will say hello to me in about three weeks. Thanks for the great trip in pictures.
     
  21. bigken
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    Awesome shots, man. Those sunrise shots a damn postcard material. Absolutely stunning. Thanks.
     
  22. Philbilly
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    Great pictures. They were absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing.
     
  23. rick finch
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  24. hrm2k
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    Nice stuff Andy !! I'm impressed. Wish I could have been there.
     
  25. Art Randall
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
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    Wow!! Nice pictures. Must have been a great trip.

    Art R.
     
  26. Chuck R
    Joined: Dec 23, 2001
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    that place is always amazing. Your pictures are fantastic. I am blown away every year.
    thx for sharing
    chuck
     
  27. Not sure who the owner was, he was telling me about the car, but I didn't get his name.

    Thanks Lucky. I was lurking around your spot in the pits, but you guys were busy and, well, I'm just not that good with the social graces when it comes to just walking up and introducing myself!:eek:
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    Thanks Nick, I saw you wandering around out there, but again, just didn't get around to saying hi. Maybe next time.

    Grumpy old bastard!;):D

    Thanks Chuck, Rick Finch was going to introduce us, but we never got around to that either!
     
  28. Chuck R
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    let's make a point of hooking up next year. .
    chuck
     
  29. plywude
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    Great pictures, your eye through that camera lens was right on the mark good job.................:D
     
  30. RoscoeFink
    Joined: Mar 29, 2007
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    Thanks for snapping a shot of me and Mine!
     

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