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The Softer Side of Bonneville: Why It’s Not Always a Good Idea to Drive on the Salt Flats

Posted July 27, 2015 12:30 PM by dstrohl
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About four miles north of Interstate 80, not far from the Utah-Nevada border, the Bonneville Salt Flats stretch out from the end of a two-lane access road into 44,000 acres of pale white flatness. The only relief comes from the stark Silver Island Mountains rimming the basin. Standing at the edge of the salt flats, it's not hard to conjure up images of Craig Breedlove or Gary Gabelich blasting across at 600 miles an hour.

Every year, people come from all over the world to have a go at the salt flats - let's get the family Ford out there and see what she'll do on this piece of utter wasteland where there are no speed limits.

Take the family car to the middle of nowhere and push it to the limits.

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Re: The Softer Side of Bonneville: Why It’s Not Always a Good Idea to Drive on the Salt Flats

07/28/2015 5:49 AM

That was a good read. There's no global shortage of idiots, so that tow truck has a job for life.

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