Fuel For Thought

 

2014
JANUARY:
Thrusters and Hounds

Quaffing bubbly with Richard Noble; Hanging with the Bloodhound Crew; Lapping session at Brands Hatch

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FEBRUARY:
Comfortable at Speed
A Candid Conversation with Rocky Robinson and Chris Carr

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MARCH:

March FFT 2013 bugDaughter Ignites Rocket Man Dad

The Reluctant Rocketman, a new book from the man who designed The Blue Flame rocket engine

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APRIL:
Lid Lifter Lifesaver | Tanks for the Memories
Anyone who wears a helmet needs this | Dazzling So Cal Belly Tank 1:8 scale model

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MAY:
Dave Brant – One of the Overlooked
Just an ordinary guy. . ., or is he?

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JULY:

Poisonous Piston Problem Perpetrates Speed Amnesia
Respect for racer’s effort no matter what powerplant is used.

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 2013
JANUARY:
  Wonders of Wendover

  Prepare to be amazed by what you can do around town if the racing gets put on hold.

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FEBRUARY:

Speed King of Queens;New Yorker Eric Ritter
How he became the fastest guy on the east coast.

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MARCH:

March FFT 2013 bugHave Mountains; Want Stamps

Mountains are named after land speed racers, so why not get some postage stamps?

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APRIL:

Spaceman, Raceman, 49er Kay Kimes
Pioneer who has been part of salt racing since 1949.

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MAY:

Cadets Reporting For Speed
Partnership with USAF Academy and land speed racers bears fruit

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JUNE:

Entering The No-Spin Zone
LSR Norris Anderson benefits form USAF Academy analysis.

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JULY:

Better Together – Why Partnership Produce Speed Records
Nurturing a “speed family” usually produces speed records.

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AUGUST:

On The Record, World Record
A National Record is NOT a World Record

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SEPTEMBER:

The Gee Whiz Wonder of Salt Virgins
Youthful exuberance is still available at any age.

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OCTOBER:

FFTOCT13bugCounting Down to a Century of Speed –2014 James Valentine Memorial Award for “Excellence in Automotive Historical Research,” by So Cal Chapter of the Society of Automotive Historians
A quick look back at Bonneville’s illustrious heritage. Note: 18 page download!
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NOVEMBER:

Rumor Control vs. Mature Manure
Being a good steward of the fast folks.

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DECEMBER:

Epic Washout
What was to be the biggest World Record event ever.

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 2012
JANUARY:
From The Demonized To Humanized
2013 | 1st Place, Magazine Column Writing presented by the All American Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association
The Turnaround With The FIA and Land Speed Racing Continues

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FEBRUARY:

The 400MPH Chapter of the Bonneville 200MPH Club
It’s the black hats that rule the speed roost . . .

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MARCH:

Observers, Participants, Project Based Learning

High School students build 1-cylinder  diesel streamliner!

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APRIL:

Bonneville Salt Flats History Book Rides Again!
University of Utah Press to Publish Century of Speed

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MAY:
The Lady is a Leader
Miriam Macmillan poised to be first President of SCTA/BNI

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JUNE:

Speed Duel Back Chat
When World Speed Records tumbled and rumbled

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JULY:

Speed Hookie – One In A Million Floor Job
The family speed wagon; God points my way forward

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AUGUST:

The Shrinking Salt Speedway
The BLM is selling off the Bonneville Salt Flats

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SEPTEMBER:

SPEED: The Art of the Performance Automobile
Elegance Understood, Honored, and Admired

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OCTOBER:

Let’s Hear It For Head-On Collisions
A visit to CERN Large Hadron Colloider & we find the Higgs Boson!

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NOVEMBER:

Sticky Pictures, Al Teague’s Hero
Scrapbook and Frank Lockhart books reviewed

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DECEMBER:

Who’s Got The Bowl?
Why Henry Ford’s Mojo is now my night light

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2011
JANUARY:
Missouri Mile Men

Midwestern Land Speed Racers

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FEBRUARY:

Magna Cum Laude, I Applaud
The FIA Makes Amends; Mike Cook gets chicken skin as Nearburg clocks 414MPH to break Goldenrod WLSR

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MARCH:
Partners in Speed
United States Air Force Academy offers to help land speed racing community

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APRIL:

The Gas Man 2011 | Honorary Award, Magazine Column Writing division presented by the All American Racing Writers & Broadcasters Assn.
On Gas, 2 Wheel Drive, Cadillac engine = 414MPH Right. Are you kidding me?

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MAY:
starting line at SpeedweekECTA Losing North Carolina Track. Who Cares?
The racers came first, invested much and repaid by local community with eviction.

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JUNE:

300MPH RoadsterHurtling Rotunda, The Word’s First Three Bill Brick
911 Roadster of Davidson, Beck, Cummins, Thornsberry sets 301.150MPH record

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JULY:

Preventing Camera Collisions
Chrysler’s Hemi Truck Divisions uses Al Teague’s courage and money to sell trucks.

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AUGUST:

Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame
Land Speed Racing honors its own, the ones who made a difference.

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SEPTEMBER:

The Boys of Bonneville
The story of Ab and Marv Jenkins come to the silver screen.

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OCTOBER:

Books, Books, and More Books
Competition Car Aerodynamics, Kiwi A Salt, Three Times in a Row, Haynes Pocket Manual: World’s Fastest Cars

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NOVEMBER:

Tribute: Unrealized Alex Tremulis for Ab Jenkins
Automotive Designer Contributes to Land Speed Racing

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DECEMBER:

The Wendover Perspective
How the Local Population Views the Shrinking Bonneville Salt Flats Ecological Alarm

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2010
JANUARY:
Brain-Bucket Beef 2010| First Place Award, Magazine Technical Writing presented by the All American Racing Writers & Broadcasters Assn.

A new standard for helmets. Is your head safe?

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FEBRUARY:
Ladies in the Pits; Colossal Cowboy
Women in Land Speed Racing, many more than you might imagine; Wendover Will, the neon cowboy keeps watch over fallen land speed racers.

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MARCH:
Fast Women and a Lovely Crystal Valentine
A book on women in racing going back to 1910; Society of Automotive Historians Valentine Award to “Fuel For Thought”

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APRIL:
Is This Corn Porn?
Danny Thompson drives Brent Hajek’s amazing ethanol powered Mustang to new class record.

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MAY:
starting line at SpeedweekSaving The Salt, Saving The Sport: Is The Best Of Bonneville Behind Us?
The land speed racers ares still the salt’s best friend, but they can’t do it all by themselves any more.

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JUNE:
blur flame rocket motorThe “Blue and Omega” Flame
The complete Blue Flame story will finally be told.

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JULY:
Recognizing Speed
The Bonneville 200MPH Club

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AUGUST:
Vegan Velocity of the Greenspeed Kind
College kids want to use french fry oil to set land speed records

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SEPTEMBER:
Deuce of Spades
A slice of hot rodding life carved artfully right of the 1950’s.

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OCTOBER:
Wed, Write, And A Fired Few
Blue Hat Wedding / Ceramic Race Cars

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NOVEMBER:
Four By Four On A Road Less Traveled
Speed books to consider

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DECEMBER:
Atittude, Gratitude & Talking Race Cars 2010 | First Place, Magazine Column Writing | All American Racing Writers & Broadcasters Assn.
Speed Nymph’s make Dennis Varni’s Speed Dream Come True

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2009

JANUARY:

FFTJAN09Profitt

 

From Salt Virgin to Record and Red Hat
Poland has a new first lady of speed.

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FEBRUARY:
3-17.inddForget the Murder; Remember the Man, Root for the Son
Book Review: “Mickey Thompson The Fast Life and Tragic Death of a Racing Legend”
Federal Laboratory Consortium gets recalibrated to LSR

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MARCH:
3-17.inddRank Cheaters or Innovative Speedsters?
An examination of how racing rules are bent and/or broken

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APRIL:
FFTAPR09BenBonneville3.jpgBenjamin Louis Eulalie Bonneville
The man behind the name of the World’s Fastest Race Course

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MAY:
FFTMAY09Rickman1Adeiu to the One Shot Wonder: Eric Rickman
He was there from the very beginning when hot rodders hit the salt chronicling the speed with a Speedgraphic.

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JUNE:
FFTJUN09TV-Trouble1Trouble in Television Land
Where truth and honest interpretation takes a back seat to preconceived notions

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JULY:

FFTJuly09.inddThe First of His Kind 2009 | Third Place, Magazine Column Writing | All American Racing Writers & Broadcasters Assn.
Quadriplegic Michael-Ryan Pattison and Randy Simmons go racing in a 1947 Hudson pick-up.

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AUGUST:
FFTAugust09.inddWill The Red, White and Blue Remain Number Two?
Does a lack of interest signal a decline in National Pride?

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SEPTEMBER:
FFTSEP09Indy500Many Indy Stars Revere the Salt
A trip to the Brickyard with Paula Murphy and Andy Granatelli reveals many open-wheelers loved Bonneville.

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OCTOBER:
Buckeye Bullet 2 Makes First Run at Bonneville Salt FlatsReaders, Rodders and the Next Gen Racers
Goodguys Woman of the Year Honors / The Buckeye Bullet Hydrogen streamliner
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NOVEMBER:
Steam Car InspirationThe Mean Green Steaming Machine 2009 | Second Place, Online Action Photo | All American Racing Writers & Broadcasters Assn. for “Inspiration’s Record Run”
Charles Burnett III and Don Wales set new World Land Speed Records after 100 years
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DECEMBER:
FergusonIIIFFTDEC09Get ‘Em While They’re Young
Attracting the young to the oldest motorsport on earth
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2008

JANUARY:
FFTJAN08 Salt GashVast, Thin and Still Deadly

What Not to Do At Bonneville;
Review: “World’s Fastest Motorcycle: The Day the Bonneville Salt Stood Still”
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FEBRUARY:
FFTFEB08 Wally ParksSpeed Oracle Silence: Wally Parks Makes his Final Pass

SCTA/BNI Poised To Replace FIA As World Record Authority.
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MARCH:
FFTMAR08Fossett LSRTeamwork: How The Speed Comes
FossettLSR world land speed record team profile

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APRIL:
fftapr08-slsrh1Society of Land Speed Racing Historians
Group Forms to Preserve Land Speed Racing History.

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MAY:
FFTMAY08 Speed DemonTerminal Salt Fever

Ron Main and George Poteet”s Destination 400MPH, the 4cylinder Speed Demon Debut
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JUNE:

FFTJUN08 SS WomanDriverIt’s Tiara Time Boys

Seeking Supersonic Woman Driver For World Record Attempt
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JULY:
FFTJUL08 STL Female Designers VWsMidwest Speed, Girl Speed, VW Speed

Move to STL; Female Designers; 36HP Challenge
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AUGUST:
3-17.inddHigh Speed Adventures

TEAMVesco Turbinator, JCB Dieselmax, Nish Motorsports Streamliner; Bugatti Veyron
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SEPTEMBER:
FFTSEP08 Speed QueenSpeed Queen — a Crowning Achievement of Eternal Youth

Ron Richardson builds the belly tank lakester of his dreams
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OCTOBER:
FFTOCT08 Walt SheehanThe Science of Speed 2009 Valentine Award, Periodical Division presented by the Society of Automotive Historians
How Walt Sheehan Made Craig Breedlove a Household Name
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NOVEMBER:
FFTNOV08 Rick WhiteBetter Late than Never – FIA Corrects the World Records Listings
After years of inaccuracies, the FIA finally shows it knows how to keep accurate records
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DECEMBER:
FFTDEC08 Hero WorshipHero Worship: the Sick Truth
Used so often for so little, has the term lost its luster?
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2007

JANUARY:
FFTJan07 Roy LewisA Particular Speed Record

Roy Lewis and his Chassis Engineering Diesel Streamliner.
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FEBRUARY:
Mormon Meteor Memories of Meteors and Murders

Mickey Thompson Murder Trial / Review: Gordon White’s book on Ab Jenkins
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MARCH:

2-17Giving Credit
Sir Anthony Bamford salutes and treats the JCB Dieselmax World Record-setting team.

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APRIL:
John BeckettEast Coast Timing Association

Land Speed Racers feed the speed need a long way from Bonneville.
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MAY:

fftmay07-namegameWhat’s in a Name? 2007 Best of the Year Photography Award presented by the Motor Press Guild for “Salton Sea Roadster”
The wild and crazy names found in land speed racing.

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JUNE:
fftjuneburklandA Vision to Seek: ’07 Racing Peek
A look at what’s on the speed horizon for 2007

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JULY:
fftjul07-petersen1Taking A Chance, Getting A Chance
Obituary: Robert Petersen of HOT ROD fame

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AUGUST:
fftaug07-ackroyd1Once In A Lifetime

Review: John Ackroyd’s book, Jet Blast

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SEPTEMBER:
FFTSEP07Project 550550 Brain Trust Club / Dutch Carving Treat

Marlo Treit’s Project 550 ; The Carver Tryke

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OCTOBER:
FFTOCT07 ThrustSSC 10thHappy “Boom! Boom!” Anniversary ThrustSSC

10 years after breaking the sound barrier on land

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NOVEMBER:
FFTNOV07Frank SwanstonGoodwood & Goodbye: Speed on a Cricket Pitch

Goodwood Festival of Speed / Obituary: Frank Swanston

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DECEMBER:
999 HydrogenThe Mighty Molecule Mixers

Ford Motor Company’s 999 Hydrogen Car

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2006

JANUARY:
FFTJAN06 ladies in NomexThe Ladies Wear Nomex

A review of women land speed racers who have set records in excess of 200MPH.

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FEBRUARY:
FFTFEB06 RossiPractical Helping Hands
Sonny and Dixie Rossi, big on Land Speed Racing.

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MARCH:
Editorial_MAR06Generations of Speed
The fast and funny Ferguson Family.

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APRIL:
Editorial_APR06Have Power; Need Salt
A preview of the 2006 Racing Season.

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MAY:
FTTMAY06 Diamond DeucesDiamond Deuces
Ford’s 75th Anniversary of the deuce coupe.

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JUNE:
FFTJune06 WFIRecord Respect: Why is it so Hard for Hollywood to tell the Truth?
World’s Fastest Indian, a great film full of baloney.

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JULY:
FFTJuly06 Brent SingletonBricks, Tires and Speed Desires
Wendover Will, Brent Singleton, Kevlar Tires.

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AUGUST:
John FitchPotent Perseverance; Diesel Daring Do
John Fitch and a Gullwing; JCB Dieselmax.

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SEPTEMBER:
FFTSept06 NAE TESTThe Eagle That Would Be King
A Report on the North American Eagle World Record Team.

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OCTOBER:
FFTOct06 MetzMeet the Number Wonder
Dr. Dan Metz comes to the salt.

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NOVEMBER:
FFTNOV06 Speedweek06Thanks Be To Speed – The Alpha, The Omega and British Ditch Digger
Speedweek 2006

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DECEMBER:
fftdec06sctabniaccus1The Trouble With Success

SCTA/BNI adjustments to Speedweek; New ACCUS boss

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2005

JANUARY:
fftjan05wf041The Lore of More, A Speedweek Lament
No matter how fast you can go, there is always more.

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FEBRUARY:
fftfeb05bni-logoWorld Land Speed Racers To Get Some Respect

SCTA/BNI Poised To Replace FIA As World Record Authority.

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MARCH:
fftmar05tiresHas a Tire Messiah Come Upon Us?

New hope for high speed rubber grips land speed racers.

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APRIL:
fftapr05-moeller1Dodge SRT-4 = 200MPH + Roadster
That chameleon paint scheme on a family racing roadster.

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MAY:
fftmay05ladychampThe Lady is a Champ
Paula Burns, The first female SCTA Points Champion –ever!

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JUNE:
fftjuneburklandFigure on Four
Betty, Gene and Tom Burkland are twice as fast as any Andretti ever was.

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JULY:
fftjul05cortez-rdstrFirst “Flight; Fast Film
North American Eagle hits 300MPH on Initial Run; Bonneville: Wide Open, a speed cult film.

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AUGUST:
fftaug05edelbrockThe Fabulous Five Pounder
LandSpeed Louise Helps the Edelbrock Family tell the family tale with Tom Madigan.

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SEPTEMBER:
fftsep05wallyparksSpeedy Thoughts From Wally Parks 2006 Valentine Award, Periodical Division | Society of Automotive Historians
Before there was a love of drag racing, there was land speed racing in this pioneer’s heart.

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OCTOBER:
fftoct05sahvalentineWhat an Honor!
Society of Automotive Historians 2005 Valentine Award.

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NOVEMBER:
fftnov05varietyVariety is the Speed of Life
Lynn Yakel, Cryogenics, Detroit Diesel Pickup.

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DECEMBER:
fftdec05fallenheroesThey Died With Their Boots On
The Fallen Heroes of Bonneville.

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2004

 

JANUARY:
fftjan04-wf-recapSCTA/BNI World Finals

The 2003 World Finals was, in every sense of the word, a cooperative effort, a true Espirt de Corps.

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FEBRUARY:
fftfeb04grumpymenGrumpy old men find Happiness in Speed!
Coal miner Joe Law built and drove his Pontiac-powered lakester to “world’s Fastest” honors.

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MARCH:
The Drum Roll
The Petersen Automotive Museum hosts a major exhibition devoted to Speed.

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APRIL:

apr04-mendenhallMuseum of Gasoline Pumps
Jack Mendenhall’s eye-popping road warrior collection.

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MAY:
fftmay04rbyrnesThe Anatomy of a Land Speed Record
The methodical speed march of Michigan’s Rick Byrnes.

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JUNE:
fftjun04pmurphy1Paula Murphy: Grand Marshallette

A Forgotten American Motorsport Treasure who paved the way for the likes of Danica Patrick, Sarah Fisher, et al.

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JULY:
fftjul04phoenix1A Boy and His Toy

Carl Heap and His Thunderously Stunning 300MPH “Phabulous” Phoenix semitruck.

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AUGUST:
fftaug04elmirage1El Mirage Dry Lake Season Opener

Southern California Timing Association kicks off the 2004 speed season.

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SEPTEMBER:
fftsep04coventrymuseoParking Speed

Coventry Transport Museum; Mickey and Trudy Thompson Murder Trial.

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OCTOBER:
fftapr03fia-1of2What’s An FIA World Land Speed Record Worth? 2005 Valentine Award, Periodical Division | Society of Automotive Historians
Errors and Omissions on the FIA books mainly hurt American record holders.

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NOVEMBER:
fftnov04vescohofMotor City Adventures
Don Vesco inducted posthumously into Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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DECEMBER:
fftdec04moremtrcityMore Motor City Adventures
Team Arrow Motorcycle Team; Detroit, social train wreck, no soul city.

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2003

JANUARY:
FFTJAN03 Nolan WhiteNolan White: Speed Centurion: 1931-2002

One of land speed racing fiercest competitors.

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FEBRUARY:
fftfeb03dvescoDon Vesco 1939-2002
The only person to have ever held both the World LSR for Cars and Motorcycles.

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MARCH:
fftmar03higbeeFor the Love of the Sport
Bob Higbee was the best friend land speed racers and the salt ever had.

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APRIL:
fftapr03fia-1of2What’s A Land Speed Record Worth?
The FIA has fallen down on the job on world record keeping.

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JUNE:
fftjun03savesaltHigh Speed Racing Environmentalists
A look at the astonishing SAVE THE SALT organization.

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JULY:
fftjul03steamWet Air Takes On New Flair
Inspiration, a steam-powered streamliner being developed in England to vie for new world record.

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AUGUST:
fftaug03teagueThe Ultimate Al
Elwin “Al” Teague, The poster child for all things fast.

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SEPTEMBER:
fftsep03-genet-bookThe Birth of Hot Rodding
Review of Robert Genet’s book on dry lakes racing.

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OCTOBER:
fftoct03-volunteers-newbyThe Volunteer Spirit
Who are these people who give up their free time to provide land speed racing venues?

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NOVEMBER:
fftnov03spdwkSpeedweek 2003
55th Annual Bonneville Speedweek recap.

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DECEMBER:
fftdec03usfraUSFRA World of Speed
17th Annual speed trials recap.

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2002

DECEMBER:
fftdec02-1st-columnA Dash of Salt
54th Annual Bonneville Speedweek recap.
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