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Going to Bonneville!

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Decided to take the trip to the Salt Flats in August.

Taking my Father (87 yrs young) with me.

Got our hotel reserved.

My Dad doesn't know it yet but from Reno to Elko, he's behind the wheel.

Their are two yearly events. One in august, the Southern Calif Timing Association and

in Sept., the Utah Salt Flat Racing Association.

The Sept. event allow you to run your street car for a couple speed records.

The 130 mile club and the 150 mile club.

The SCTA event brings the heavy hitters, so we are going there.

I wanted to run the carrera in Sept. but I have already brought the Porsche

past 130 on lonely stretches of Calif's I-5 between L.A. and Sacramento.

The 150 club takes some modifications that I am not interested in doing.

So, August it is.

My father is and old time hot rodder and his old racing car is even displayed in the

first twelve issues of Hot Rodding.

If any of you have done this before... let me know how it went. Thanks.

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Just got back from a wonderful trip to Bonneville. I understand that this is a technical forum but I have to follow up on my original


My Dad got replaced by my wife. My father is spending a lot of time taking care of my mom.

Anyway, we drove 1,100 miles round trip. If you don't have this on you "Bucket List", I suggest you put it on it.

We only saw one Porsche. A 914-4 with a parachute! No stats on the car but it was cool to see a Porsche out there.

Everyone involved with the Salt Flat event were really layed back. Wide open. You can spend days just walking

around the massive pit area.

A couple (BFS) 400 mph+ streamliners. A turbine streamliner.

The starting gate for the four courses (2 @ 3 miles and 2 @ 5 miles) was awesome. The loud engines are unbelievable.

100 degree weather and snow blind white flats really wore us out.

I am glad I decided not to run (ruin) the Carrera out there.

If you go, drive your disposable car.

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I am glad I decided not to run (ruin) the Carrera out there.

If you go, drive your disposable car.

Does the salt really beat the car up? Taking the 996 out there to see how fast it'll go on the salt has been a thought of mine. It looked like a lot of fun when they did it on Top Gear a few years back.

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