Actually had the hair stand up on my arms and back of my neck, and goose bumps the first time I set foot on the salt as a competitor 5 years ago. As a teenager in the early 60's growing up in the Mid-West - ok - Cicero Illinois, the closest we would get is the Hot Rod magazines and saying - Oh Man ! Those California guys sure are lucky, its always nice and sunny out there and they build the coolest cars and hot rods.
Fast forward 45 yrs.
Bonneville may be like almost a given thing for some that are only a few hrs away, and maybe some of the true History of this magical place is being put on a bunch of cerebral memory bank shelves, or boxes in the garage, and almost being forgotten.
I think the Museum idea is fantastic, and another place of Historical significance, the Wendover air port being the proposed home is like icing on the cake of History. Sheeet Fire Man ! Home of the Enola Gay, and the Fastest Things With Wheels on the planet.
Where else is there a place where tourists passing through can see pictures and memorabilia of an era of speed passing bye every year.
Does anybody have leads on where some of the artifacts from the old museum went ? I just think this idea could turn into something very cool for a generation or more. What an educational opportunity for bringing in new younger blood. If this comes to pass I will personaly donate weeks of my time helping get that place in shape.
OK, ok, sorry I might get a bit windy at times, so I'll wait a bit and see what everybody else thinks of the idea.
P.S. Never mind - ain't sorry -