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Offline wickedwagens

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2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017
« on: August 28, 2017, 10:00:18 AM »


Chris Mursick and I took our Ghias to the Bonneville Salt Flats last week and had a great time running at the 2017 Speed Week event.  Chris's black Ghia runs a 1968cc normally aspirated engine and I am running a 1915cc turbocharged engine.

 Chris beat my 2 records from last year running 113.358 MPH in G/CFALT and 124.611 MPH in G/CGALT (G is the engine size, Classic, Gas or Fuel, and ALTered is the body style).

I set one open record in G/CBGALT at 134.606 and we beat a record held by a turbocharged SAAB in G/CBFALT.  We bumped the record from his 140.857 MPH to 146.715 MPH.  I had an unofficial top speed of 150.3 MPH and we will be going back out in Sept. for World of Speed to run some more.
1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
G/CFALT  106.643 MPH  8/2016    G/CGALT  113.131 MPH  9/2016
G/CBGALT  134.606  MPH  8/2017    G/CBFALT  146.715  MPH  8/2017
G/CBGC  158.242  MPH  9/2017   H/CBGC  94.334 MPH  8/2018
H/CPRO  93.383 MPH  8/2018   H/CBFALT  101.282 MPH 9/2018
H/CBGALT  120.591 MPH 9/2018
Top Speed 161.896 MPH

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Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 10:24:19 AM »
Good stuff :-D It was great working with you!
Wasn't one of the records set by Chris run with a spark plug wire hanging off?
Cheers, Mike
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Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
Yes, When he went to impound after the record run one of the plug wires was hanging off the side.
1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
G/CFALT  106.643 MPH  8/2016    G/CGALT  113.131 MPH  9/2016
G/CBGALT  134.606  MPH  8/2017    G/CBFALT  146.715  MPH  8/2017
G/CBGC  158.242  MPH  9/2017   H/CBGC  94.334 MPH  8/2018
H/CPRO  93.383 MPH  8/2018   H/CBFALT  101.282 MPH 9/2018
H/CBGALT  120.591 MPH 9/2018
Top Speed 161.896 MPH

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Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 08:49:51 AM »
Did you guys do anything this year ?
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Re: 2 Ghias, 4 Records at Bonneville Speed Week 2017
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 01:38:49 PM »
Sorry, I never saw this posted on.  In 2018 I built a 1500cc and we set H/CBGC at 94.334 MPH and H/CPRO at 93.383 MPH both at Speed Week.  Then at World of Speed we set H/CBFALT at 101.282 MPH, and H/CBGALT at 120.591 MPH.
1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
G/CFALT  106.643 MPH  8/2016    G/CGALT  113.131 MPH  9/2016
G/CBGALT  134.606  MPH  8/2017    G/CBFALT  146.715  MPH  8/2017
G/CBGC  158.242  MPH  9/2017   H/CBGC  94.334 MPH  8/2018
H/CPRO  93.383 MPH  8/2018   H/CBFALT  101.282 MPH 9/2018
H/CBGALT  120.591 MPH 9/2018
Top Speed 161.896 MPH