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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Photos From Bonneville Speed Week

Speed Week underway on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, located west of Salt Lake City. It runs through Aug 19.

We should have sent a photographer to the event. The cars, drivers and spectators are always colorful, as crews attempt to set new land speed records in various categories. And this year the photo opportunities seem particular good, judging from images now showing up in publications around the world.

The British Daily Mail has this impressive photo spread, and also a good writeup. Here's one quote:

Five hundred-plus teams kickstarted the annual event on the Bonneville Salt Flats on Saturday, screaming down the straighaways at speeds so high parachutes needed to be deployed to slow them down.

At the bottom, a commenter has posted: "I want to live near Bonneville."

Well, I do live near Bonneville, and I guess I've grown to take it for granted. I've been there, done that, so I didn't think to go out and get new photos. Now I wish I would have.

- Dave Webb

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