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« Reply #3240 on: January 04, 2015, 06:26:05 AM »

Hi guys
Although not a racer I have an interest in the whole speed thing.
I have never been to Boneville but sadly cannot get to travel from the UK in August due to work etc.
My wife and I are planning a trip to Vegas in September so with that in mind is there any racing on the salt in September?
If there was I fancy hiring a motorhome and driving from Vegas and maybe staying a few days then travelling back to finish our holiday in Vegas.
Any suggestions?
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« Reply #3241 on: January 04, 2015, 08:29:16 AM »

Dermot

    Bonneville Motor Cycle Speed Trials Aug 29-Sept 3 

    World Of Speed Sept 12-15

    Top Speed Shootout Sept 17-21

    Links to each are on the home page here, currently top left but the page is scheduled for revision today so I don't know where the links will wind up.

    Typically plenty of Lodging available at reasonable rates for the Sept meets so unless you have other plans for it no real need for a MH.  Car rental will serve you at a much lower rate.  Just don't tell the agency where you might be taking either, clean it up well before you return, and you should be fine.  Do some searches here on the forums, plenty of more detailed information available to help answer your questions.

     Fair warning, the Salt can be very addicting.  "An interest" could change to wanting to become "a racer" in a heartbeat!

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« Reply #3242 on: January 04, 2015, 08:48:15 AM »

My wife and I did the Las Vegas to Wendover thing last year for World of Speed in September. Trip took us up I-15 to US 93 and was about 6 hours of BEAUTIFUL desert South West scenery.
As Ed posted I think a car rental would suit you better than a MH. When I got ours, I told the rental agency that we would be going to several National Parks in Utah, Arizona and then back to Las Vegas and they were OK with that.

Gregg

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Just before you leave Wendover, go to the car wash down behind the Pizza Hut and clean up the car!

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« Reply #3243 on: January 05, 2015, 08:12:07 AM »

Thanks for the welcomes guys.
I have taken on board the comments and now planning on getting a car and staying in wendover.
Really looking forward to the trip now.
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« Reply #3244 on: January 05, 2015, 03:21:33 PM »

Howdy from Texas,

I have never been to the Salt Flats so I am going to take a road trip out there in the summer (Speed Week I assume it's called?) with my some friends or possibly the wife and kid if the friends don't follow through. I will just be a spectator. I don't really have anything to run at the moment save for an old motorcycle that is in pieces in my garage and a low mileage '08 Bullitt with a huffer under the hood. Too scared to get her covered in salt I guess  embarassed. Look forward to reading about those of you that will run and meeting some new friends out there. I have been in the auto and racing industry for 20 years and have always wanted to go check it out but to be honest what sealed the deal for me was hearing a co-worker of mine describe it after he road tripped out there last year. He rented a mini van here in town and was able to cruise the sand and return it without anybody throwing a fit so I am planning to do the same. I will take any and all advice on the best way to enjoy my time out there. I plan on throwing some tools in the back in case anyone needs a hand with anything. Otherwise, I just plan on having a blast.

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« Reply #3245 on: January 05, 2015, 09:03:24 PM »

Josh (?);

Be sure to take lots of water and sunscreen. You'll want a large hat, dark sunglasses, and a camera. Walk through the pits, camp at the Bend In The Road or Museum site, have lunch at the Red Flame on the salt, lunch at the restaurant at the truck stop, and a dinner at the buffet at the Rainbow. Attend the car show at the casino on Saturday evening and on Sunday attend the Salt Talks wherever Jon has it this year.

You will have a good time; Bonneville is what racing used to be back in the '40s and '50s-- no big money prizes, lots of camaraderie, and everyone is out there because it is fun, not a business.

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« Reply #3246 on: January 06, 2015, 09:04:05 AM »

Thank you Neil!
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« Reply #3247 on: January 15, 2015, 04:20:02 PM »

Hi All,

Been lurking here a while and thought it was time to join up. I was first sucked in by finding Milwaukee Midget's Facebook page and being a Healey guy thought it would be great to see if I could get a Healey of my own to Bonneville. Sort of 'Healeys Return to Bonneville - Part 2' but in a very small way. Thinking of a small motor class Sprite I accidentally came across a Rover P4 book that stated that Austin Healey were, at one time, looking at a gas turbine car. Needing no other encouragement I acquired a Rover 2S150 turbine originally used as an air starter on Vulcan V-Bombers and  Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft and a '71 MG Midget roller which arrives this weekend. Lots to do and lots to discover. Exciting times grin

Cheers, cheers

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« Reply #3248 on: January 15, 2015, 05:10:04 PM »

You realized of course that any turbine powered car runs in the turbine classes which are weight classed. There is no body restriction so your Sprite will qualify there. The current records are:  427 - 223 MPH.

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« Reply #3249 on: January 15, 2015, 05:18:19 PM »

If you are running in a turbine class it has to be wheel driven as SCTA/BNI doesn't allow thrust driven vehicles.
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« Reply #3250 on: January 15, 2015, 05:36:02 PM »

Hi DW,

Yep I've got the SCTA rules and am aware of the turbine rules. The standard 150bhp turbine is a bit weedy but I have some ideas to release some more horsepower and we'll have to see what weight class I can scrape into.

Hi Glen,

Yep it will be wheel driven.

Cheers,

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« Reply #3251 on: January 15, 2015, 06:39:39 PM »

Try for 500 kg, lowest record.

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« Reply #3252 on: January 15, 2015, 08:34:28 PM »

A sort-of hijack here.  A wheel driven turbine powered motorcycle - such as the one Anders is building - is there an SCTA class for it?  How the heck could it be classified vs. displacement?  Would it run in Omega?
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« Reply #3253 on: January 15, 2015, 08:50:58 PM »

Andres is a wheel driven MC, should run omega.
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« Reply #3254 on: January 16, 2015, 07:18:29 AM »

Try for 500 kg, lowest record.

DW
We'll be going for that. The lightest Spidget racer in the UK is 380 kg dry but with all the necessary SCTA stuff I think we'll be pushing it.

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