Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Salt Flats

Growing up there were often reports of land speed records being broken at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.  The Brits had some adventurous men who took their cars there like the famous Bluebird and there would be pictures of them afterwards covered in dust and holding trophies.  It seemed to be an almost annual event.  So being in the vicinity of these famous flats, we made the detour just outside Wendover and took some shots.  At the time, mid July, the flats were far from dry, in fact they were covered in water.  All attempts on speed records take place in the winter and early spring, as summer rains cover the salt and that was the condition we saw them in.  Still, another part of the past that's come to life for me.

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