The Bonneville Salt Flats covers about 100 square miles in Tooele county Utah. The flats, part of the Great Salt Lake Desert, are a remnant of the bed of an ancient lake formed about 30,000 years ago late in the Pleistocene Epoch. Named for explorer
It's the 1958 Indianapolis 500, and the monstrous, man-eating open-wheel “Champ Cars” are in full effect at the Speedway. This Era is what Wagner called the Gotterdammerung — the twilight of the Gods. Mere mortals cannot manage these man-mangling machines.
“American racing was, at that time,
The 1968 Indy 500. Fifty years ago. The End of Two Eras, the Beginning of two more and a grueling month-long battle of wills contested not only at the infamous 2.5-mile oval Brickyard but also at a proverbial crossroads.
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What ever happened to Roland Leong's Hawaiian Dragster? The Winternationals-winning, chute pack dragster driven by Don Prudhomme? Read on…
Back in the 70s and 80s I made numerous trips to Italy to the Turin Auto Show that at the time was one of the world’s premier
In the summer of 1986 drag racing in Western Canada was all but non-existent so the Mission Sand Drags came to be. Mission Raceway Park was still dealing with the government to come through with the promised funds to build a drag strip while drag
There was a time when the NHRA ran Top Fuel motorcycles as a professional eliminator. When I first started going to the drags in the latter part of the 1960’s, I was instantly drawn to those that burned the magic elixir known as nitromethane….Top fuel
Classic Northwest Tractor Pulling has a fairly rich history but, results, stats and general info is not easy to find. Dates, both in print and online, are all but impossible to tie down with any certainty, so best be said this story is about as
There was a time in motorsport history when Jet Cars roamed the salt at the Bonneville salt flats. These archival images show the power and majesty of these jet-powered streamliners.
The years were 1963 and 1964, a time of political upheaval. A civil rights war raged
California was the epicenter for fuel racing in the late ’50s, but several West Coast teams were skeptical of the big speeds being reported on the East Coast by a racer named Don Garlits. The Smokers Car Club of Bakersfield sensed an opportunity in that
Today’s Tuesday Time Capsule focuses on the 1993 Monterey Historics. It was a significant event in that it was the rebirth of one of history’s most powerful race cars (some would argue the most powerful ever) – Mark Donahue’s Penske Sunoco Porsche 917/30. This one