Monday, July 21, 2014

Understanding The Challenge

During warm and cloudless summer nights, close to the arctic circle, where air is easy to breath and star twinkles in the sky, there's all of a sudden time to think.

To think about The Task.

As car guys we're of course deep in to all technical details, but we need as well to grasp what land speed racing at Bonneville and El Mirage has been and is all about. What is really important?
We need to understand how others interpret the -not-always-cristal clear-SCTA rulebook (which we've studied thoroughly). 
We need to analyze the vehicles in our class to get a feeling for what really matters.

Currenlty I'm as well looking in the past in order to get a deeper understanding about the magic place called Bonneville Salt Flats.

To get a feeling for the history of land speed racing, I'm currently reading "The Birth of Land speed Racing- The Story of the Dry Lakes Era" by Robert Genat, which is really good and feels very authentic.

Reading this book boost the enthusiasm and it's easy to get even more eager to go Bonneville and experience the tough climate, the dusty white salt and to hear the roaring engines.

Which is luckily exactly what we're going to do! 

Part of the Salt Slush Racing team will go to Bonneville Speed Week this year, (within a copule of weeks) not yet to compete, rather to enjoy the atmosphere.

Hopefully we can update this blog with some findings and some nice pictures. while we're on-site. 

But right now we can only provide you all with some more pictures of our fast looking Amazon.

The roaring engine and the salt dust that will follow our Speedy Station Wagon needs currently to be in our imaginations...

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