Bonneville, A Century of Speed
Book Review: courtesy of www.hotrodenginetech.com
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF EXTRAORDINARY SPEED RECORDS
The 100th anniversary of land speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwest Utah is fittingly celebrated in “Bonneville: A Century of Speed” by David Fetherston with Ron Main. Debuting at the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California, the book, was produced to support the Save the Salt Foundation. A limited 1st edition run of 2000 hardcover copies was donated to the foundation for sale at the roadster show. The special Show price of $20.00 proved attractive as all copies were sold and $40,000 dollars was raised for the Save the Salt Foundation. If you missed out, copies can now be ordered on the internet for a retail price of $49.95.
This beautifully bound 302 page book features 150 pages in full color and 150 pages in B&W with a chronological photographic history of racing on the salt flats. It presents extraordinary photographs of the remarkable racing cars and drivers who painted the history of salt flats racing with a broad colorful brush. Historical photos abound and the book is highlighted by Fetherston’s own unique salt flats photography. He treats each year separately with appropriate attention to the highlights and exceptional performances of the times.
No self-respecting Bonneville enthusiast should be without this book in their racing library. Fetherston’s photography is superb and he backs it up with brilliant archive selections from competitors and top historical resources. Check out some of the samples above. The book celebrates the unprecedented racing achievements of dedicated racers who have pursued the gods of speed for more than a century. It is a visual tour de force of land speed racing and the amazing men who are driven to excess on a thin ribbon of salt. Get you copy today and be sure to visit the Save the Salt link to make a donation to help preserve the world’s ultimate dyno, the Bonneville Salt Flats.