The Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast covers all things Land Speed Racing on every level, from vintage small displacement motorcycles to cutting edge streamliners and everything in between. Guests include racers, engine builders, car builders, SCTA officials, and others who make the Bonneville Land Speed Racing scene so compelling - for more than 80 years! Bonneville Up To Speed is produced with the blessing of the Southern California Timing Association, and is available on all major podcast platforms. Subscribe if you’re into Land Speed Racing, and be sure to visit https://www.scta-bni.org for all the latest news and the calendar of SCTA racing events at ElMirage and the Bonneville Salt Flats. More at https://www.bonnevillepodcast.com .
Chatting with Tony Thacker at Speed Week 2023 on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Tony Thacker is our guest on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, in an interview recorded on a windy night in Wendover, Utah at the 2023 SCTA Bonneville Speed Week. Tony is living his hot rod dream, from driving hot rods flat-out to covering events and races all over the world for TorqTalk, Hot Rod Magazine, and others. He's been a friend to us and the sport for decades, and it was fun to catch up with him and chat for a few in the Nugget Casino parking lot car show.
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Special Guest Robyn Munro on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
New Zealander Burt Munro is a very famous motorcycle land speed racer, and was the subject of a film called the World's Fastest Indian. We recently had the pleasure of meeting Burt's granddaughter Robyn Munro at the 2023 SCTA Speed Week at the Bonneville salt flats. It was Robyn's first time to the salt, and you could tell how much the experience moved her. Her next stop was to accept the Sturgis Hall of Fame induction for her legendary late grandfather Burt. Recorded in the tech inspection lanes at the Wendover Airport.
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The Story of Craig Breedlove Setting The World Land Speed Record in Sprit Of America Straight From 1963 on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Back in 1963, Craig Breedlove famously set the world land speed record in the Spirit Of America, returning the title to the United States from Englishman John Cobb. And although Breedlove went on to set more records and go much faster than the 428.37 speed he achieved that day, we thought it would be fun to tell the story straight from a first hand account written in the pages of a 1963 Sports Illustrated Magazine. This is a great story, with quotes from Breedlove, and a historic vantage point from a very exciting time in land speed racing history. We hope you dig it! Hosted by Kevin Oeste.
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Special Guest Danny Thompson on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
Not many people can say they've set the record for piston-powered, wheel-driven streamliners, but not many people are Danny Thompson! Coming from a rich racing heritage started by his famous father Mickey Thompson, Danny had the remarkable opportunity to race in a variety of forms and bring his dad's vision to life... while setting records of his own. Kevin Oeste chats with Danny about these and many more stories on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do!
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2023 Speed Week Preview with Wayne Jesel on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
On this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Kevin Oeste chats with Wayne Jesel in the RacingJunk.com booth at the 2022 PRI Show! They talk about the 2023 Jesel land speed racing program, including running the Jesel-designed Equal 8 engine in their Ram pickup at the 2023 SCTA Speed Week event!
Catching Up With The Garage Shop and Aaron Brown at the 2022 PRI Show on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Aaron Brown and the Garage Shop team are constantly building and racing cool cars, and we spent a few minutes with Aaron at the 2022 PRI Show on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast to hear about their plans for 2023 and the latest from the shop. It's always great to chat with Aaron and see the cars! Recorded in the RacingJunk.com PRI booth.
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