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History Vintage Bonneville Salt Flats Memorabilia

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Big Mac, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. time - 12 days......
     
  2. Big Mac
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    Found this a few months ago... Pretty cool set-up. Still need to research the car to find more info. That's the fun part, and I haven't even started yet!
     

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  3. Big Mac
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    1930s era Gilmore Gasoline periodicals they put out called the "Cub". This particular one has some neat salt flats stuff in it, which is pretty early salt flats racing history....
     

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  4. Big Mac
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    Last one for now.... Scored these at an auction. I don't know ANYTHING about them, but they really rang my bell. These are really old, and the paint is all crackled and weathered. I'd guess they're from the 1950s or earlier. They are obviously done by an amateur artist, but to think someone clear back then had these images in their head and painted a couple streamliners ripping across the salt and the beach. Pretty cool stuff!
     

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  5. gilmore
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    Big Mac, here's the three Gilmore Cubs that have John Cobb/Bonneville ads...

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  6. typo41
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    Is this cheating?? George Campell's Salt Circus
    This is the 90's configuration,,,
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    2005 coverFB.jpg
    The car, not the calendar,,though if you have a first one it is 20 years old.
    Here we have it El Mirage, class change for the fender removal
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  7. Big Mac
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    Awesome stuff! One day maybe I'll get serious enough to have a car as part of my collection, but that's after my 3 girls are all growed up.
     
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  8. time....8 days....
     
  9. jimmy six
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    A few of what I display. Banners are pretty rare and I have more. Some of the motel post cards show up even so often. Enjoy IMG_1383.JPG
     
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  10. Nice Jimmie 6........
     
  11. Big Mac
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    Those pennants are really cool...
     
  12. Ol Deuce
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    Great Thread!!! A I Miss Ol George !!! He was a Good Person!!! Ol Deuce
     
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  13. jimmy six
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    Thx, missed the word pennants. One of the prize post cards is the inside of the Western Cafe. It's in the center line. Wife and kids would be waiting there for me to come off the salt so we could eat dinner in the 70's. All the great photos were there hanging right at the tables.
     
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  14. stude54ht
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    From the early 60s[​IMG]
     
  15. RichFox
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    I have a jacket from the Stateline. Older guys like it.
     
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  16. Big Mac
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    Cool Isky tag!
     
  17. 'bout 3 days now....until they come off the wall......and back to Tejas...
     
  18. firingorder1
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    Bonneville bit me. Not exactly the trophy I was looking for.

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  19. sorry to see fire1.....here maybe some history to take you off that unwanted modification.....
    these plates cover from 1950 to 1956.....finally off the wall....and under my pillow.... IMG_20170907_191018.jpg
     
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  20. Damn, Bill, that's a shame. Too much blower?
     
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  21. firingorder1
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    I didn't realize just how much "draw" on the carb the blower created. Went like snot to about 140 and leaned out (as you can see) real bad. I bought a Hilborn injector set up. Don Enriquez said it won't lean out. I trust Don.
     
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  22. firingorder1
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    Meant to add Dean that this year is the 80th anniversary of the Road Runners. We had some of the cars at El Mirage yesterday and had a photoshoot.

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  23. I bought the shirt Bill! If Don set up your injector, you'll be fine.
     
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  24. Rick S
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    03.jpg 24.jpg Copy of  Land Speed Record.jpg
    Bonneville, I’ve never been there, but this guy has many times. He tells his stories like they were yesterday. Preparing the car, buckling in, starting the engine, leaving and shifting gears, the noise, pushing the car to its limits, trying to keep it straight on the salt, and then pulling the parachute. I can only imagine how cool it must have been. You guys that have been there and done it are some lucky bastards.

    Bill Snyder set more than a dozen land speed records driving various Thermo King owned or sponsored diesel powered race cars and trucks. He was the 1975 Bonneville “Person of the Year”, is a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club, and is in the Guinness Book of World Records.
     
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  25. Big Mac
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    New addition to the collection.... IMG_5600.JPG
     
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  26. firingorder1
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    ^^^^ Very cool!!
     

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