Hot Rods And Speed Freaks Of Bonneville 2013

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Pilot Bob Dalton in Flashpoint. Here, the Dalton, Jackson & Mayer A/Blown Fuel Streamliner is taking a test run on the salt to make sure everything is in working condition. Even without the pedal all the way down it's making 380 mph.


Nothing says hot like a '34 Ford five-window coupe with a hopped-up flathead for power.


This stunning 1950's Studebaker Coupe was crafted by Johnson' Hot Rod Shop out of Gadsden Ala., for Paul and Betty Gilliam.


Plymouth has been gone from the American car scene for years, but here's a classic that made it out to the flats. This 1940 Plymouth Sedan Delivery was stylish then—and now.


Not seen at Bonneville since it set the still-standing XF Production record of an amazing 140 mph in 1991, this simple but fast Mercury was a crowd favorite all week. (The XF production class includes 1953 and older Flathead Ford V-8-powered cars.)


Don't mind the salt—it goes wherever it wants. Just think, if Edsel had made roadsters like this little cutie, which began life as a rusty, four-door Edsel before some serious modifications, it might still be around.


The Texas Wounded Warrior program brought several of our wounded veterans out to see some land speed racing in a 1957 Chevrolet this year. Well done, gentlemen.


The Nish Motorsports entry has not been on the salt since 2010. They're back with a big, bad new Hemi looking to go over 450 mph.
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This sweet flathead-powered roadster pickup looks cool with a little salt here and there.


Robert Rector brought this spectacular Model A Street Roadster out to take a shot at a 240-mph record.


Bad luck for this hot-rod pedal car: It was on the salt when a driveline failure forced a tow to the pits for much-needed repairs.


A hot-rod V-8 powered "Stage Coach" was on hand to watch the world's fastest racers.


GMC built these front-wheel-drive, Oldsmobile-powered motorhomes from 1973 to 1978. This big boy has been modified for land speed racing, including the installation of a Chevrolet LS engine.


Here's a '56 Chevrolet Suburban Carryall. They were all two-door (plus rear cargo doors or tailgates) from 1936 until 1966. Lowered just right, it looks right at home here on the salt.


Streamliners were made for Bonneville land speed racing. A vintage inline four-cylinder Ford engine powers this one. New to the salt this year, it looks like it was a blast from the past.


This chopped '40 Ford coupe was seen on the parking ramp at a local casino during Speed Week car-show night.


Shades of Burt Munro. This bike is powered by not one but two Indian motorcycle engines.


Yep, even a Tucker made it out to Bonneville this year.


One of the many killer rides that brought folks here to watch the 65th edition of Speed Week. Who knew you could make a four-door Merc into this kind of cool custom?


Maybe the coolest golf cart ever. Recognize the '50 Studebaker bullet nose?




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