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Bonneville anyone?

 
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PostPosted: Tue, Aug 08 2017, 9:36 am    Post subject: Bonneville anyone? Reply with quote

Is anyone going to Bonneville?

Since Hooley isn’t running at Bonneville this year, I didn’t make any plans to attend. Through the wonders of cell phones, I was reminded with cloud photos that last year at this time I was on my way there. I was fine until those darn photos popped up. Now I have this last minute urge to go. I am trying to put aside that urge by going somewhere else (Tri-Five Nationals), but the salt is calling me. Over the years I have made other racing friends at Bonneville, so I would have another pit to call home if I went. I need a 974 (Hooley’s car #) speed fix.
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PostPosted: Tue, Aug 08 2017, 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to be going, but not a chance this year. I have several friends on other boards that are going though. Stop by the Salt Cat guys and say hello. They are running the Jag again this year rather than the lakester.

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PostPosted: Tue, Aug 08 2017, 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been watching the salt camera. http://meso1.chpc.utah.edu/station_cameras/bflat_cam/bflat_cam_current. jpg There is more activity today. The weather looks good for racing.

My participating days are over but I might spectate someday. I am hoping the Flatcad will run again.

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PostPosted: Tue, Aug 08 2017, 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're a salt guy, that camera view is wonderful. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue, Aug 08 2017, 1:17 pm    Post subject: Camera shot Reply with quote

John,
Your camera shot isn't helping my desire to go decrease.

I can hear the motors now - at the 4 mile marker and at full throttle.

I better get to the garage and think about something else.
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PostPosted: Tue, Aug 08 2017, 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Camera shot Reply with quote

Beck wrote:
John,
Your camera shot isn't helping my desire to go decrease.

I can hear the motors now - at the 4 mile marker and at full throttle.

I better get to the garage and think about something else.


I have the video on my phone, when you and I stood on the salt one morning last year and watched Danny Thompson go by on his backup run at over 400 mph. I watch and listen to that video often. There is nothing like the sight and sound of a streamliner pulling hard in the early morning light at Bonneville.

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PostPosted: Tue, Aug 08 2017, 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Years ago, I saw a clip of Al Teague rolling along at 400 +. The sound and the rooster tails were way cool. Sounds at Bonneville will educate you. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed, Aug 09 2017, 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a couple years from another visit to the salt. Some times life gets in the way.
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PostPosted: Wed, Aug 09 2017, 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep looking at the salt flat camera shot. I am trying to figure out the direction of the shot, where the camera is located, and what vehicles are just barely visible in the shot. The general view is easy to see as it is pointed across the race area but just exactly where in relation to the courses, the pits, and the starting line is a mystery to me. I think I will call Sumner later today. I bet he has figured out this camera view.

I do not remember if the landracing board is doing the live broadcasting this year. I have my computer and my audio system in my shop tied together so that I can listen to NASCAR, Drag Racing, or Bonneville streaming while I am in the shop.

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PostPosted: Wed, Aug 09 2017, 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm gonna have to go SOMETIME......I need to return something from there
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PostPosted: Wed, Aug 09 2017, 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I need to watch the movie "The Worlds Fastest Indian" again.

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PostPosted: Thu, Aug 10 2017, 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WZ JUNK wrote:
I think I need to watch the movie "The Worlds Fastest Indian" again.

John


That's always a couple hours well spent!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat, Aug 19 2017, 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just got back from the salt today . First look at a computer in 2 weeks . We were the 373AFR car . Not too productive but still a fun week .
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