Coffee and Salt – Bonneville Morning at Speed Week 2011

2011 Bonneville Speed Week – What Could Go Wrong?

2011 Bonneville Speed Week, Salt Flats Sunrise
2011 Bonneville Speed Week sponsored by Spectre Performance

Cruising onto the salt for the first time this year at just past 6AM, I’m greeted with this stunning sunrise. My new friends from Spectre have some big, BIG goals, but with a start to the morning like this, I’m thinking, “What could go wrong?”

2011 Bonneville Speed Week Pictures, bonneville salt flats racing

Then, standing in the media line chatting with the Hot Rod Magazine crew, I can just hear a racer explaining, “… and then it spit this out right onto the salt!” I turn around to see him proudly holding what’s left of a twisted exhaust valve.

1969 Plymouth Barracuda, 69 Cuda, 2011 bonneville speed week

Ahhhh… it’s like a hot Krispy Kreme doughnut in my still warm coffee. This 1969 Plymouth Barracuda owned by Paul Ogden of Redding, CA looks fabulous in the still low sun. Similar to the 69 Cuda from George Poteet and the Rad Rides by Troy crew, this AA/BGC features an unlimited size motor and retains it’s factory shape.

1969 Plymouth Barracuda, 69 Cuda, bonneville race car
Things are looking up!

I’m ready for a fabulous day on the salt. It’s not too hot, there’s some clouds adding variety to my pictures and Monster’s got an RV full of energy drinks to keep me rocking! I’ve got nothing to worry about… Right dude?

2011 Bonneville Speed Week
Something stinks!

See what happens next… Spectre Performance SpeedLiner Day 1


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