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100 Years of Bonneville Book

Images of America Bonneville Salt Flats Book

Get your AUTOGRAPHED copy now! Astronaut John Glenn used Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats as a landmark from space, but on earth amateur motorsports enthusiasts have used the blistering hot, flat pancake as a speed laboratory for more than a century. With their handcrafted cars, trucks and motorcycles, thousands of men and women have hosted pageants of power each summer since 1949. Every single one came looking for the answer to the same question: “How fast will to go?” Those efforts have made them the fastest people on earth reaching speeds in excess of 500MPH. On the salt, people find the …

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Karl Ludvigsen Honored by Society of Automotive Historians for “Reid Railton: Man of Speed”

LandSpeed Louise comments: “Keen kudos to Karl for his exceptionally complete and correct contribution to the historical record of land speed racing. His book has garnered the attention and respect of not only very appreciative readers, but that of colleagues. Until Karl dug in, most motorsports people today had no idea what Railton did, had forgotten, or that he ever existed. Readers have but to scan but a few pages to realize what a void has been filled. All should be prepared to be absorbed into yesterday. “ LONDON (Oct. 19, 2019) – Karl Ludvigsen’s book, “Reid Railton: Man of …

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CBS National News Coverage for Bonneville Salt Flats

“Save The Salt”, the volunteer land speed racing group formed to protect the famed international speedway, recently hosted a CBS Network News crew at the Bonneville Salt Flats – at least what is left of it. . . For those who missed the live broadcast, the show is available using the hot link below. The Bonneville segment is just over eight minutes in length. CBS NEWS: Debate Rages Over the Future of the Bonneville Salt Flats On Saturday, October 5th, 2019, CBS This Morning aired a report on conditions at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The CBS network news crew spent …

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LandSpeed Louise on Cars Yeah! Have a listen. . .

The nation’s finest natural racetrack is in peril. Learn why motorsports worldwide can thank the Bureau of Land Management for decades of mind-blowing mismanagement of the Bonneville Salt Flats.

International Woman’s Day at the Larz Anderson Museum

There came a surprising, unexpected phone call early this year, It was an invitation to join four other women in celebration of the International Day of the Woman. The ladies all work in the automotive and motorsports industry and all that was expected of us was to talk about our daily lives, each a different journey in male-dominated professions. I’m ready at the drop of a pin to talk up land speed racing, but jabber on about myself? Not so much. It was the same for the other gals as well. Not a mantle we easily picked to carry. This …

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