Speed Week – Bonneville Salt Flats


One of the many hundreds of tents and RV's lining the perimeter of the race course at the Bonneville Salt Flats for the 2010 Speed Week in Wendover, Utah

The Bonneville Salt Flats is a place I’ve been to a few times, however never while any racing was going on.  It was quite the scene, very different from any auto race I’ve been to in the past, no frills, just insanely fast cars, as many RV’s as you’d see at Burning Man, vintage cars, vintage people, and…rednecks, lots and lots of rednecks.

A few fans near the start of the 7 mile "medium" race track.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to spend much time there so I didn’t really know the schedule and missed out on things like rocket cars, and an electric powered car breaking a land speed record reaching 307.66 MPH among many other things.  Another thing of note for those that haven’t been to a race out at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the racing itself is not exactly much of a spectator event, as the courses ranging from 1, 5, 7 and 14 miles don’t leave much for you to see.  What is great is the people and the cars themselves.  It’s definately worth the trip and I did get to see a lot of insane cars, the weird scene and of course being out on the salt is always an interesting experience!

The control tower at the "World's Fastest Speedway" at the Bonneville Salt Flats for the 2010 Speed Week in Wendover, UtahOne of the insanely fast cars at the Bonneville Salt Flats for the 2010 Speed Week in Wendover, UtahLooking down the 7 mile track at the Bonneville Salt Flats for the 2010 Speed Week in Wendover, UtahRacing past mile 4 on the 14 mile course at the Bonneville Salt Flats for the 2010 Speed Week in Wendover, UtahThe things people wear to escape the heat out on the Bonneville Salt Flats..."I bought this VHS camcorder back in the 1992 Speed Week...it was state of the art then!"

Notice the VHS camcorder being held on to by the older guy……

Please notice the IPHONE ON A FUCKING STEADICAM!.....really??mmmm.....salt...Bit salty?Salt blasted20100814_Speed_Week_092Kosher salt

17 Responses to “Speed Week – Bonneville Salt Flats”

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    Good stuff, does not look like an easy thing to shoot. Lot’s of hard sun, lot’s of white, fast cars and long distance….

  2. 2 bryan landaburu Posted August 31st, 2010 - 5:21 pm

    I like the variety in what you posted here. great images. i am still doing edits on my week out there. sucks its once a year. cant wait for 2011.


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    Hey Bryan there is at least one more if not two more going on in September and October. Don’t remember who is putting them on but I’m sure you could find it with a quick search.

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