THE NEW BOOK OF THE CENTURY
Bonneville – A Century of Speed
Available for shipping February 1, 2014
Bonneville books are few and far between, but this new exhibition book covers the collective history of Bonneville racing in a massive 302 pages. Created to celebrate 100 years of Bonneville racing, the book covers the root of land speed racing in 1898 in France and sweeps to America with an overview of the Florida Speed Trials and the first known racing on the lake in 1914. The history, stats, and photos continue onward to the 2013 season.
Interspersed in the history and stories are 600 photos of the great Bonneville champions, including Mickey Thompson, Donald Campbell, John Cobb, Ab Jenkins, the Burke family, the Latins, the Lindsleys, Les Leggitt, Al Teague, Scott Guthrie and the Burklands. The stories will help you appreciate that the core of Bonneville is the greater land speed community of individuals who have raced on the lake all these years. You will close this book in awe at the wonderful historic collection LSR streamliners, roadsters, coupes, production cars, and bikes.
The impetus for this book came from Ron Main’s upcoming Bonneville – A Century of Speed exhibition at the Grand National Roadster Show (Building-9) January 24-26, 2014 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.
The book is a fundraiser for the Salt Lay-down Project with Save the Salt.
The book “BONNEVILLE A CENTURY OF SPEED” will be premiering at the Grand National Roadster Show in the “CENTURY OF SPEED” building. All of the Proceeds from the sale of the book at the Grand National Roadster show will go directly to the Save the Salt Foundation for salt replenishment.
THE CAR SHOW
The “100th Anniversary of Bonneville”
The past, present and future of Bonneville will all come to life as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats at the Grand National Roadster Show at the Fairplex in Pomona CA. Help us honor the last 100 years and help preserve its future. See the most elite gathering of the World’s Fastest Vehicles ever driven at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the special feature building at the 65th Grand National Roadster show, January 24-26 2014.
The “Century of Speed” exhibit will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of land speed racing at the Bonneville Salts Flats and raise awareness of the current “Save the Salt” campaign. It will feature 100 of the greatest Land Speed record cars and motorcycles of the past one hundred years. There will also be a special gathering Thursday for the vehicles owners to enjoy the exhibition before it is open to the public. A special book signing will take place every day, so please join us for the Fun, Flash and the Future of The Bonneville Salt Flats. See our web sites listed below for all the information.
We wish to invite you to the 65th Grand National Roadster Show. The show theme is “The Quest for Speed”. You will see over 500 show vehicles competing for awards inside all the other buildings. Another 400-500 show vehicles will join the show, and will be parked between the buildings as part of the show, making it the oldest and largest indoor Hot Rod show on the planet!
We need your HELP now!
For more information contact…
Wk. (818) 998-7848
Cell (818) 523-7005
Bonneville Century of Speed
1197 Los Angeles Ave. SUITE C142
Simi Valley, Ca. 93065
Special thanks to John Buck at the Grand National Roadster Show