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Author Topic: Old Bonneville on Youtube  (Read 19317 times)
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« on: March 01, 2013, 11:42:10 PM »

There is a lot of old Bville on Youtube, how about we put it on the forum?
I'll start with this.
 
Near & dear to me, Al & Betsy.

& some vintage Don.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=Os4otXHqLc4&feature=endscreen
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 01:06:52 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 05:07:54 PM »

Carl Heap.
I never saw him without a smile on his face, even on a bad day.
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 10:32:28 PM »

Craig Breedlove, back in the days when the salt had depth & distance.


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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 11:42:57 PM »

Art Arfons.

Private time after SW 1989 with the two wheeler. This was one of the first two runs when it still had the dorsal fin on it. He crashed the next day near 300mph without the fin on. We were at the 2 when he came past us with the ski's still down, the right one dug into the salt & the car/bike went vertical then slid for about 1/2 a mile. We were the second truck on the scene, Art was a bit wobbly but ok. A moment in time I will never forget.
 
The next year he was back with the three wheel version but had after-burner problems they couldn't solve. To my knowledge, he never ran the salt again.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 12:03:44 AM »

Not the salt, but a really good clip I hadn't seen before.
Donald Campbell.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 01:48:34 PM »

  If you notice, on the second  youtube video Sid posted, the dorsal fin was rotating completely around as he started his run. I noticed it at the time and have video of it somewhere. It was controlled by some sort of autopilot device which was malfunctioning, and was removed for following runs.
  His "Art Arfons" personalized speedometer was calibrated and numbered to 700 MPH. Cool operation, even his starting unit was turbine powered.

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 11:19:50 PM »

Ron, do you have any video of the crash? One of the guys I was with in the truck that day has it on camera but I've lost contact with him.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 10:47:20 AM »

Sid
  I don't think so. IIRC I taped several runs or attempts from the start line and some of the  starting prep. Don't think I stayed with it long enough to get the crash. My boy has some of my tapes and seems to have misplaced them. huh huh  I'll see what I can dig up and look. Been a long time ago.

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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013, 01:42:01 PM »

Bluebird & true blue. 1963 Lake Eyre.
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2013, 02:54:52 PM »

Donald Campbell, the whole story.
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2013, 09:01:56 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2015, 11:30:55 AM »

Dennis Manning's Norton bikeliner.
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2015, 11:04:52 AM »

Hey, I'll blow my own horn - so to speak.
The Blue Flame is STILL the last American absolute land speed record holder.







These YouTube links should still work.
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Henry Segrave Golden Arrow.



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