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Online Jack Gifford

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #330 on: August 27, 2019, 12:25:54 AM »
Why should archery or rocketry fans be the recipient of the "Bonneville International Speedway" sign, which contains references to Ab Jenkins, et.al.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #331 on: August 27, 2019, 09:06:39 AM »
I want to know if BLM gave the other organizations who have sanctioned races at Bonneville a chance to own the sign. What "right" does SCTA have to the sign? Was BMST given the chance to own the sign? Was USFRA asked if they wanted the sign? What about the other event organizers who have events there? There are dozens.

It just seems like incredible ignorance of the BLM to take down the sign with no notice.

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Perhaps the SCTA has the most lengthy history with the flats and they are putting it in a museum?
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #332 on: August 27, 2019, 09:08:15 AM »
BLM said they are donating the sign to the Land Speed Racing Museum. Where's that?

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To be built in Wendover is what I heard.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #334 on: August 27, 2019, 09:38:16 AM »
Maybe we should donate to get another sign
because now not only is there no museum....... there also is no sign
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #335 on: August 27, 2019, 09:43:41 AM »
All this $hit over a sign.......are you kidding me? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #336 on: August 27, 2019, 09:43:43 AM »
This is what the BLM post on FB;

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Have you ever seen the iconic sign with the stickers all over it at the entryway of the Bonneville Salt Flats? Do not be alarmed when it?s not there on your next visit. BLM removed this sign today and are working to replace it with a new one. BLM is working with the Southern California Timing Association to allow them to curate it in their BSF museum.



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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #337 on: August 27, 2019, 09:57:03 AM »
not just a sign ....... an iconic sign.

Really, think about how many pics of that sign have been taken over the years,
and how many people visiting the salt  have been denied the opprotunity to ever be able to take their picture.

And all because of the self serving actions of a few inconsiderate people.
 
Sure, maybe it was becoming time to replace the sign, but it certainly didn't have to be done in the
middle of racing season.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #338 on: August 27, 2019, 10:04:07 AM »
Everyone needs to pay attention to the facts.  The SCTA KNEW that the BLM was removing the sign and when.  Go bitch to them about this.

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Let's get back to talking about the flippin' racing...
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #339 on: August 27, 2019, 10:15:21 AM »
Oh, don't get me wrong,  I included the scta officials who knew as part of the 'self serving inconsiderate people" mentioned above.

Acknowledge it or not.......It was a bad decision to selfishly take the sign knowing that so many more people would be coming to the salt before it was replaced.



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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #340 on: August 27, 2019, 12:16:43 PM »
Speaking of SpeedWeek stuff that's got forgot -- Salt Talks t-shirts are available.  You can see the art on the home page of this site.  I made a batch and sold some at the salt and have more to sell.  I use the proceeds to keep the site going so dig deep, please.

Here's what I'll do:  Shirts are $20 each.  I have sizes M - L - XL - 2XL.  Probably no more than 10-15 of any size, so be ready for me to say that I don't have any remaining in your size*.  I can cram 3 or 4 shirts into a single Priority mail envelope so shipping is about $8 per 3 or 4 shirts.  I might be able to make a simple order button, but you're welcome to PM/email and I'll get started.  Payment by Payoal on the buttons on the site is fine, and I'll also take Apple Pay or checks or cash.

* Yes, I can make more since I do them in my shop, but I'd have to order more blank shirts, and to make that work I'll wait 'til there's a quantity of 'em that I need to get.

Want some previous-year shirts?  $10 each and all I'll promise is to ship the right size - you'll get the first one that I dig out of the stack of that size.  But the purchase will help me get a few bucks back from previous years.

Thanks! :clap :clap

Jon,

     Good for a couple XXL "Doc Phoenix" shirts here.  Check for the shirts, shipping, plus a little extra for the site is underway via USPS.

     A big thanks for all you and Nancy do to keep the LSR family connected.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #341 on: August 27, 2019, 01:30:57 PM »
The mock outrage is thick in here...

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #342 on: August 27, 2019, 05:25:26 PM »
I wonder what happened to the "REAL" sign that was stolen a few years back?

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #343 on: August 27, 2019, 06:39:47 PM »
No one seems concerned about why they got rid of that graffiti-ridden sign that was a disgrace to everyone who defaced it.  I don't think they took it down to pisz all of you off.  I think they took it down because it looked like shitt.

It would probably still be there if not for the assholes who defaced it.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #344 on: August 28, 2019, 12:20:24 AM »
  Stan, a wordsmith of the highest order. Eloquently stated 8-)