"Bonneville salt flats" Bonneville Salt Flats State Park by PeterVancouver

World land speed records

Utah's famed measured mile is set out on the salt flats just in front of the mountains in the picture. To conform to the regulations, the cars have to run the measured mile twice, once in each direction and within an hour of one another. The first world record on these flats was on 3rd Sept 1935 when Sir Malcom Campbell achieved 301mph. Since those days, cars are fitted with rocket engines and have achieved speeds in excess of 600mph

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  • In a nutshell:must be fantastic to watch a world speed record on the flats
  • Last visit to Bonneville Salt Flats State Park: Aug 1989
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