The need for speed: See history racing across the Bonneville Salt Flats

Published: Monday, Sept. 30 2013 10:55 p.m. MDT

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Captain George Eyston in his car Thunderbolt, the world’s most powerful car, travelled at 309. 6 miles per hour on the salt beds near Utah, Salt Lake City. This is the highest speed ever reached on land, but Thunderbolt broke down on the return run and the chance of an official record was denied Eyston. Captain George Eyston hurtling down the salt flats in his huge car, Thunderbolt, on Oct. 28, 1937, near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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AreaReader
Suburbs, AZ

Don't forget Athol Graham, who died in 1960 in "City of Salt Lake" as he hit 344.76 mph.

His widow and family have rebuilt the car.

LivinLarge
Bountiful, UT

Great walk down memory lane at Bonneville Salt Flats. As a young boy I remember seeing the "Mormon Meteor" on display in the Capital. Is it still there?

Shawnm750
West Jordan, UT

Obviously the captions on these pictures are a little old... Burt Munro died back in 1978.

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