Images of America Bonneville Salt Flats Book

16 Sep, 2020  |  Written by  |  under land speed racing, Motorsports

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Astronaut John Glenn used Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats as a landmark from space, but on earth amateur motorsports enthusiasts have used the blistering hot, flat pancake as a speed laboratory for more than a century. With their handcrafted cars, trucks and motorcycles, thousands of men and women have hosted pageants of power each summer since 1949. Every single one came looking for the answer to the same question: “How fast will to go?” And those efforts have made them the fastest people on earth reaching speeds in excess of 500MPH. On the salt, people find the limits of their courage, they learn what daring greatly is all about, and understand why a Bonneville Salt Flats speed record is an internationally respected pedigree. People who race on the salt flats become a family bound together by speed – a powerful force that erases ethnic, economic, political and religious barriers: They are land speed racers. And this is their story.

The 128 page book with more than 200 images and art, is a chronology from 1914 to 2020 with three specialty chapters each devoted to Women Racers, Motorcycles & Thrust Powered Speed Machines. After 20 years of research, first time in print: EVERY car & motorcycle that ran at the inaugural 1914 time trial thanks to illustrator Robert “Steady Hand” Rampton.


Bonneville Salt Flats (Images of America) book shines light on local racers


Single copies are $27.00 postage paid via media mail to US addresses only. Insurance extra.

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12 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Randy Pierce  |  October 11th, 2020 at 6:56 pm #

    Great to see a new book! Keep in touch or come to Speedweek next. I miss see you annually. Randy

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  2. Oscar Will  |  October 21st, 2020 at 3:43 pm #

    I hope my order gets the highly valued autograph!

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  3. admin  |  October 24th, 2020 at 11:16 am #

    Oscar. . . .for you? of course! I can personalize it as well if you like. . . .

    Hey, any chance you know of a place that has replacement radios for the C6? Mine has parts that have died and now it no longer gives me certain information. I understand there are a variety of antennas and sensors that all have to play nice but there is a fight in the schoolyard and the hillbillies here in Missouri are clueless. It is days like this I dearly miss being in CA and being able to work talented folks like you. . .

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  4. admin  |  October 24th, 2020 at 11:30 am #

    Randy – did you get my note about the new book order and why it was refunded? I am not set up for international mailing. The cost to ship the book cost MORE than the book! Didn’t you have a pal just south of the border who takes mail for you? Maybe it was someone else, but that is the only economical way to ship to Canada.


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  5. Denise  |  November 1st, 2020 at 12:21 pm #

    I have ordered a book and paid for it . My name is denise peach . When you sign the book, please could you sign it for my partner whose name is Fitzroy please. He will be made up with this gift.

    Kind regards

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  6. Rosemary Bannister  |  November 16th, 2020 at 10:11 am #

    I just placed an order for your book with a UK mailing address but have just noticed in the comments that you do not ship internationally. Could you contact me please by email and Ill send a US address of a friend that it can be delivered to.
    Many thanks

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  7. Donna Timney  |  November 22nd, 2020 at 3:49 pm #

    Hey Louise –

    Sure hoping to get an autographed copy for Joe. It was the first thing he asked for this year for Christmas!

    Hope you are well.

    Donna Timney

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  8. admin  |  November 23rd, 2020 at 11:39 am #

    Hi Donna, I got the order and will mail out the book in the next couple of days. I am on the road doing a book signing tour and family visit amid the pandemic — safely, always safely — and only have a few left now. Your note squeaked in! Thank you for purchasing the book. — Louise

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  9. admin  |  November 23rd, 2020 at 11:44 am #

    Hi Rosemary – Forgive the long delay for this reply. I am on the road and have sporadic web connectivity. If you provide a US address, I will be able to send a book that way. If you want a book sent to the UK, it will cost more than the book. The last two had postage costs of $29. USD. I also know you can order a book (without my signature) through Amazon UK. hope the helps. . . . – Louise

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  10. admin  |  November 23rd, 2020 at 11:50 am #

    Denise – I sent a note a couple weeks back, this note is an insurance follow-up to make sure you know you can get a book through Amazon UK at a reasonable shipping price – but not with my signature. If I ship one to the UK it is costing $24 to $29. just for the postage! Something I cannot control, or change. Thanks for the interest. – Louise

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  11. David Panich  |  December 10th, 2020 at 1:03 pm #

    Hi Louise,
    I’m in the process of ordering your book for two other members of Black Creek Racing and was hoping you’d be able to sign them. Both of them are named Richard, so if you could personalize, that would be great! Billing on the order will be under my name in each case.

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  12. Steve Theodore Stevens  |  February 20th, 2021 at 8:52 am #

    I have just ordered your book Bonneville Salt Flats, I can’t wait to get my hands on it to read along with your autograph. I’m adding this to my collection of the Danbury Mint 1/24 scale cars that are in my collection depicting the cars that ran on the salt flats. I wish you all the best and thank you for writing this book.- Steve S.

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