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A Bonneville “Sign” of the Times

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Jinx Vesco, wife and Team Vseco "Glue," has been traveling out to the Bonneville Salt Flats for decades. Recently, on a trip out to "Lands End" where the service road drops visitors onto the salt beds, she was appalled by the condition of the informational sign. Knowing full well the Bureau of Land Management collects  a great amount of annual fees from the land speed racing community , she believes that the signs at the location ought be well above eyesore status. As a concerned citizen, she filed a complaint with Matthew Preston District Manager of  West Desert. She shared [...]

Bonneville’s STS/UA hosted by American Association of Petroleum Geologists

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Team Vesco Turbinator represents Save the Salt and Utah Alliance at AAPG ACE 2018. Save the Salt Board member Larry Volk, Utah Alliance Chairman Dennis Sullivan and volunteer Ron Christensen joined car owner Rick Vesco on the show floor speaking to attendees about the sport as well as the dire salt loss situation on the flat.

Spreading the Word in Detroit and Boston

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Land Speed Racing and Save the Salt were the feature exhibit at the Detroit Autorama in early March followed by a LandSpeed Louise representing the sport at Bosotn's Larz Anderson Auto Museum for its Women's Motormouth series profiling women in motorsports and beyond.

Danny Thompson & Ball Watch Know Time Counts to Save the Bonneville Salt Flats

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2017 SEMA Show welcomes Turbinator II

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Make sure to stop by the Save the Salt booth if you are attending the 2017 SEMA Show and see Team Vesco's Turbinator II streamliner on display in Hot Rod Alley. With its current FIA certified World Record of 458MPH, this is the World's Fastest Wheel-Driven Car on the planet. The car was driven to glory by the late, but oh, so great, Don Vesco. Just prior to the big Vegas show, the team will be featured on History's very popular program "Counting Cars" on Tuesday, October 24th. The Turbinator II body was badly damaged in a mishap at 400 [...]