What began under a baseball stadium in the off-season now commands every inch of exhibit space at the Las Vegas Convention Center and several nearby hotels. The SEMA Show aisles offer anything and everything you might ever wish to put upon, in, or improve your street machine.
The 2018 crowd sent attendees number past 150,000 in four days. Land speed racers staffing the Save the Salt booth figure they saw at least 100,000 walk by the first 300MPH roadster driven by Dave Davidson and John Levie was on hand to explain his 320MPH sidecar streamliner.
Public Information Officer "LandSpeed" Louise Ann Noeth asked and was given without hesitation, direct help from Roger Penske and the NHRA. All week the passing masses were asked to take a moment and "co-sign" the letters to help save the Bonneville Salt Flats. By Friday afternoon, Noeth had run out of paper and 936 had signed. Proving once again that Bonneville is revered worldwide 58 signatures were inked by enthusiasts from 12 different countries!
878 - United States
13 - Australia | 2- Austria | 1- Brazil | 21 - Canada | 2- Denmark | 2 - France | 2- Germany 2- Lithuania | 3 -New Zealand | 4 - Norway | 2- Sweden | 4 - United Kingdom
All signers agreed with Penske who led the charge with a powerful letter sent to Acting BLM Director Brian Steed station stating that he was "keenly aware of the importance of Bonneville" as well as "its international significance to the history of of motorsports," followed by an equally strong and poignant piece of correspondence from NHRA President Glen Cromwell who noted, "We simply cannot understate the historical and sociological importance of the Bonneville Salt Flats."