Figured I would start this a little early so if anyone wanted to follow along there would maybe be less chance of someone missing it.. Going to be a lot like the trip I took in 2012 that I made a thread for http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/2012-bonneville-pic-thread-dial-up-beware.724836/ Big difference is I'm taking my truck that I have half finished out there this year.. Going to trailer it out as I don't have many test miles on it and this will be a lot easier.. Maybe someday have something done and drive it from home all the way out... Little back story of this.. I first bought a 1928 sedan which made me cross paths with a group of local guys that are into hot rods.. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/story-about-a-bbq-i-didnt-know-about-glad-i-went.524459/ Couple years after meeting them they were talking about going to bonneville.. Not having a car done I booked a flight, rental car, and hotel room.. All backed out but one so he jumped on the plane with me and we went.. After that trip I had to go back again after seeing all that drives around and races out there. I become really good friends with one of the oldest in the group since he was into the same kind of cars I am.. He helped me a lot along the way.. It was hard for me to imagine how he was into hotrods and building them for so long that he never had been to the races at bonneville. Even after living in Colorado for a few years.. Heck of a sight closer then ohio.. My plan for this year was to have my truck somewhat done and was going to borrow a trailer off a friend for both our cars and tell him he was going as a gift for all his help. But that plan fell through.. www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/lost-my-role-model-today.1018313/ But for some piece of mind his family let me be part of making funeral arrangements and I was able to buy a keychain that has his ashes in it.. So he is still going along.. Back to the better side of things here is the thread of the truck from start to where it is now. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...ld-build-thread-first-try-at-a-hotrod.929098/ it's looking good weather wise for speed week. I will update this thread as I go along.. Feel free to follow along comment/post stuff from speed week 2016 if you are going out.. I found some moderators for this thread so play nice hahah Leaving Tuesday sometime and hope to be out there about Thursday early-ish..