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Old 09-29-2004, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default Speed week at Bonneville next year?

I'm exploring the possibility. Greenzilla has plans to live up to the model name at the Bonneville Salt Flats next year, timidly following in the footsteps of the our 200mph cousin, the Spirit of Bonneville. Still exploring possibilities and dates, but I'd like to see if there'* any interest in this from other members. I could use a pit crew, and may possibly need 2 crews (one crew for each end of the course).

I'm also working on sponsors

Let'* use this topic to figure out the logistics and get a feel for the interest level. As we get closer to the date, I'll need FIRM comittments from people, but general interest will suffice for now.
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What time of the year were you thinking? I might be interested if the timing were right.

Found this cool video outlining the 130 club and a bit of Salt' triva
http://www.saltflats.com/video/130small.WMV

For more info have a look here
http://www.saltflats.com/index.html
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Sorry for my ignorance, but what exactly is this? Is it a drag race event? Id love to go but its a little far for me, just not sure exactly what this is.
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Bonneville Salt flats. That'* where all the world land speed records are broken. Ever since we outgrew the beach at Daytona, anyway

http://www.utah.com/playgrounds/bonneville_salt.htm

http://www.saltflats.com/

http://www.lib.utah.edu/spc/photo/bonn/bonn.htm

http://www.llbean.com/parksearch/parks/html/117llb.htm

What the hell do you think our cars are called BONNEVILLE for? Just ribbin', but yeah, that'* where it comes from
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willwren,
will you be in the 130 or 150 mph club.
150 needs 4 point roll bar,seat braced by the roll bar and some other stuff.
i wish you luck and lots of FUN.
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I'm going to probably limit myself to the 130 class, and 'hope' not to break out in my second run

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that sounds like a blast... I'd love to go but that'* a pretty looooonnggggg distance from me... and if I went I'd wanna be selfish and run myself... be interesting to see what 2.73:1 final and o/d with a turbo 3.8 could knock off
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let us know a date range... if it was in july, i would have a better chance of going.

unless i could somehow convince work that this was a worthy cause... a little gm sponsorship, and a paid trip for me :dreams:
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I may be interested in making an apperance.
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I'm still working on some details, including a few potential sponsors. I'll firm up some dates ASAP. Alot of this depends on my new trans......it'* in the works right now.

With the right sponsors on board I will have to make 2 good clean runs, so the crews at the end will come in VERY handy. I'm working on a little more fun, too
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