Category Archives: Race cars

Quick Hitter: Great Review Of “Boys Of Bonneville”

[image source: justacarguy.com] The film, “Boys of Bonneville” has been discussed here before, but not nearly to the extent that Jesse of http://www.justacarguy.com has done.  His review caught my eye when I noticed a couple of my photos in his … Continue reading

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Wells Fun Run 2012: Drag Racing

If you ever wondered what Wells, Nevada looks like, the photo above is close, although, I used some heavy effects to make it look as lush and inviting as it does in this photo.  Desolation notwithstanding, Wells hosts a car … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Raceway: Graffiti Drags 2012

Staging lanes are a beautiful thing. The dog days of summer mean automotive events seemingly every weekend.  On the slate for this weekend was the Graffiti Drags presented by Stags Car Club at Rocky Mountain Raceway in Salt Lake City.

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Obligatory: Ken Block Gymkana 5 – Streets Of San Francisco

Ken Block and his driving skills are amazing. The 650 HP Ford Fiesta he drives is also amazing. What could be cooler than watching Block performing his long list of automotive parlor tricks? Watching him perform them in one of … Continue reading

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The Story of Ab Jenkins – Boys of Bonneville Trailer

Owner of dozens of land speed records, Ab Jenkins was the famed driver of the Mormon Meteor.  He was also the Mayor of Salt Lake City from 1940-1944.  Amazingly, he set 21 speed records while in office.  The 2011 film, … Continue reading

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Video: 1955 24 Hours of LeMans Tragedy

The single worst auto racing accident of all time occured in the 1955 24 Hours of LeMans.  An incredible 83 spectators, plus one driver were killed.  Another 120 people were injured.  Click through for the original Pathe News (British) newsreel … Continue reading

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Vintage Auto Racing Crash Video (Warning: Graphic)

There is something about this video.  I keep coming back to it.  The music selection is what really cements it for me.  It is a fantastic collection of vintage auto racing crashes.  Be warned, however, that it is difficult to … Continue reading

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Video: 1946 Midget Racing Newsreel

Watch this vintage newsreel video of a midget race in New Jersey from 1946.  So far, it is the best video I have found of racing from my midget’s era.  Historic Hinchliffe Stadium was the site of the race, but … Continue reading

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EV Midget Build – Part 8: Finishing Touches and Adventures

35 days had gone by since I decided to do this build.  With a lot of help from my friend Sam and my dad, this thing was up and running in time to take it to the Wells Fun Run … Continue reading

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EV Midget Build – Part 7: Wiring, Body, and Test drive!

This crazy idea of mine was about to come to life.  The midget only needed wiring to be fully functional car. (Car? Toy? I don’t know, or care.)  So, off we set, plying our electrical skills. Click it for more … Continue reading

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