We have threads for vintage drag cars, vintage sprint cars, Model T speedsters, and vintage car show pics. With speed week upon us, I thought a vintage Bonneville car picture thread would be appropriate. I'll start it with what I think is the most beautiful car ever to run on the salt, L.W. "Knot" Farrington's 55 T Bird, "Hel's Angel", named for his wife Helen. Knot first ran the car stock bodied with a 454" blown hemi in the stock location. It ran right at 200 mph. Realizing the big hemi had pushed the stock bird body as fast as it was going to, Knot made a "few modifications". The only stock panels left are the doors, which still work. All body work is in steel. The front of the frame was replaced with tubing, and a dropped early Ford axle, and cross spring was used. I had the pleasure of seeing "Hel's Angel" on the salt in 63. It blew me, and everyone else away. What wasn't painted or polished was chromed, including every nut, bolt and washer, and all the brake lines! It was painted a gorgeous deep dark red, with gold leaf lettering. It had a full red and white tuck and roll interior. Some of the old timers dismissed the car, saying it was just a show car. Knot made believers out of 'em with passes over 240, and an A/MS class record average a bit over 241 mph. There have been a lot of beautifully bodied cars on the salt over the years, but "Hel's Angel" was in a class of it's own. Last I heard, she's still resting in Knot's Louisiana garage.