Sunday, July 2, 2023

We're taking our Amazon to the 75th Bonneville Speed Week!

We started 2014 to build a land speed racer. We based it on a Volvo Amazon station wagon. In 2017 we shipped the vehicle to US, we got it approved and drove our rookie runs at El Mirage same autumn. In 2018 we took our Amazon to Bonneville Speed Week. Our first visit at Bonneville. What an experience! Amazing and an over all success. We went back to Speed Week 2019 with full enthusiasm...but the salt was too wet and soggy to make speed dreams come true.

Then there was this pandemic in 2020 and 2021...the racing at Bonneville Speed Week was good since the salt was dry and hard. But we couldn't enter US of A so we were idling back home in Sweden. 

In 2022 we were better prepared that ever before. With a set of new of Ohlin rear shocks and loads of positive energy. But there was rain on our parade. Or should we say a lake on our parade?

Another year has past and it's now 2023. So we've bought flights tickets, hotels and prepared ourselves mentally to attend the 75th Bonneville Speed Week. Will Lady Luck support our speed attempt? We don't know...

...but this is what we hope for. The absolutely mind blowing moment when the track is yours and you, your race car and this wide open salt track are formed to a magic unit of speed dreams and hope.
At Bonneville Speed Week, the speed is high but the pace is slow.
There's a lot of  slow towing and waiting.
I hate waiting and I hate queues but Speed Week is a social event and there's a feeling of excitement that hovers over the white salt under the blue skies. Keep you sharp and in shape.


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