Monday, August 12, 2019

The Race Is On!

We've been waiting. We've been walking around in...Salt Slush…for days. But now it's finally time. Time to get to get going.

Long before any sensible Cook would crow, we'll be on our way to The Bonneville Flats.

Can we run? Will we go fast? Nobody knows.

Out there on the Salt, The Amazon is waiting…. be towed away to the race.

Only one thing is for sure....We'll know more 24h from now!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Preparation ongoing. Only a few days left until Bonneville Speed Week 2019.

I'll keep this short. Because the hour is getting late. We're in a process. We're on the move. While we're flooding in sweat under the Californian Sun our ToDo list is getting shorter hour by hour. We're currently doing fine, we're on track, but at the same time we know that anything can fail anytime. That's racing.

Anyhow, here's short report, from Today, Wednesday, August 8th:
The Amazon runs fine, engine oil level adjusted, all essential bolts tightened and secured, coolant system checked.
After the usual struggle with loading our race car…
...we finally got it up on the trailer (no casualties). Tomorrow morning we're heading out in the desert. First step; LasVegas.
Meanwhile, Erik and Rick are working really, really hard to get their race car ready for Bonneville Speed Week.
Thier machine, a turbocharged (EFR 7670 turbo) Ardun V8 is braking new ground. To package a bi-turbo Ardun V8 engine in a bomb tank, lakester ain't a task for beginners.
The yard at Erik's Place is getting crowded, since more people are getting ready for Bonneville Speed Week. Nisse and his team from A-Bombers is loading his lakester...

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Salt Slush Epic Event coming up very soon! Bonneville Speed Week 2019!!

At some point in time...things are about to get real. Dreams will be challlanged. Strong focus will be needed. Things we've built need to perform in high speed, high temperature, and high altitude. Did I mention dry climate and corrosive enviroment?

I'm talking about the Salt Sluch Racing Team at Bonneville Speed Week 2019! Less than 10 days from now!

We felt that it was time to get ready. Because we've learned that this ain't easy. Anything can go wrong at any point in time. Always.
That's why we try our best to plan our way forward. Magnus Börjesson, Carina Björnsson, Håkan Björnsson and Karl-Johan Ekman (Anders Karlsson was missing at this meeting) got together to create the final Shopping & ToDo list.

But, even if we're trying to be structured and have made golden plans, deep in our heart we know that we'll alway be victims for various circumstances.
But we're trying...and we're trying hard go be fast.

Follow us on our high speed journey on social media, we'll keep you posted!