I thought I’d post some pictures from my trip to Bonneville. The #60 car is the car I was with and it set it’s fourth record. It had a great first run but blew the head gasket and there wasn’t much they could do to fix it. It’s been a recurring problem and the fix will be some major block and head modifications. For their backup run they “Mickey Moused” the head as much as they could and ran the water right out of it. They managed to run 10 miles an hour slower than the first run which was enough for the record.
All in all the weekend was a ton of fun and there were a lot of cool cars and cool people. Rat Rods are the style de jour right now so you don’t see a lot of shiny paint. Just a bunch of rusty chopped and channeled cars with Flatheads. Another fun part of the event is pit bikes…er wagons, bar stools and anything else you can imagine. We also saw a lot of cool old bikes and one in particular was an aluminum frame that had cast aluminum lugs and stays bonded to extruded aluminum main tubes, very cool.