We'll forgive writer Jason Gay and his Wall St. Journal editors for the "fake" headline because the don't know what they don't know. While bicyclist Denise Mueller is to be heartily congratulated for her stellar high-speed salt ride, she is more than 100MPH of the pace from being able to claim the "world's fastest" title for two wheels. There are two dozen or more women who have set certified national and world land speed records well beyond 150 and many in excess of 200 MPH. Ms. Mueller can have the "non-motorized" crown, but I am betting the WSJ newsroom folks [...]
Emma Penrod penned another spot-on Salt Lake City Tribune article about the decades-long, on-going battle by the land speed racing community with the Bureau of Land Management to activate protective measures for the Bonneville Salt Flats. Newly hired Utah-based lobbyist Mike Swenson weighs-in on what the next Congressional session might bring. Read it here: http://www.sltrib.com/home/4773483-155/who-can-save-the-bonneville-salt
Enthusiast Lou Leto, supported by the super shots from National Dragster's Marc Gerwetz put together a wonderful 2-page spread for Issue #48 Traditional Rod & Kulture Magazine. Short. Sweet. It speaks from the heart of every land speed racer that has ever run down the saline speedway. Thanks to the magazine for letting us share this piece with all of you! Read it here:Or check it out at the source: http://www.rodandkulture.com
Ron Kirby has a crystal clear understanding of what is at stake. The question is does America give a damn? If not, then we, Save the Salt, are done, and with us shall soon end the pursuit of amateur mechanical excellence and innovation populated by people who make things, fix things and improve things with their own hands.