View Full Version : is anyone going to the bonneville salt flats

07-16-2009, 09:22 AM
i will be meeting the avanti kid out there like to meet up with you too jack nelly boston

Chris Pile
07-16-2009, 10:18 AM
Wish I could, I've been wanting to return since my visit in '98.

Chris Pile
Editor: The Studebaker Special

G T Joe
07-16-2009, 12:47 PM
I went in 1993 had a GREAT TIME want to do it again ,but don't know when, don't think about it just do it!! you won't be disaponited.

Joseph Kastellec

Allan Songer
07-16-2009, 01:29 PM
We'll be there again this year--should arrive at the bend in the road towing our '62 Airstream some time Friday afternoon . . .

Speed Week is a TOTAL gas and a really REALLY cheap (only if you're not running a car or bike!!) way to have a very memorable vacation.

07-24-2009, 02:01 PM
Was there on Sunday on our way back from Cedar Rapids with the white Avanti R-2 owner by Ian Mackellar from Australia got some pictures and a few runs on the track had a blast at about 110 miles per hour and still had more in the pot, grandson Clayton was not with us and missed his 2nd drive in an Avanti on the salt, but there will be others as we do them kind of things when ever we get the chance, we should have some pictures soon..Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA


07-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Look for our Salt2Salt blue suede Stude #4594. We usually pit about 2/3 down right next to the return road.

http://turbostude.com/Tribaker (LP three-wheeler project)

07-30-2009, 09:18 PM
Another year and I will not be going. Been once and never thought that it would be this long and still not having attended again. Those of you that are going have a good time and let us know what's going on on the salt.

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

07-30-2009, 10:11 PM
Leaving Michigan aug 5th fot my 3rd trip there and incentive to finish my 54 Champion LSR car

54 15G coupe future Bonneville car 200 mph
63 Lark Custom 2D R1 4speed 1of1 bench seat
51 2r11 truck 289 4 2bbl carbs 5 speed
59 Chassis Research dragster 347 Pontiac powered

41 Frank
07-31-2009, 09:43 AM
There will be a 1941 Champion coupe there from our town (Omaha)competing. It is rust colored,no fenders and has SOB all over the side of it which stands for "South Omaha Boys", it is Chevy powered. We had a sendoff party for them last week to raise money. The team has no SDC connections. They went 175 mph last year before the engine blew, no dry sump system caused the engine to run out of oil.This has now been remedied.

Frank van Doorn
1962 GT Hawk 4 speed
1963 Daytona Conv
1941 Champion R-2 Rod