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crashbash
david bash
st. charles
(215 posts)

Registered:
01/28/2008 10:53AM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Rdst V8 project, 1968 MGC GT, 1969 MGB Rd olds 215

Speed Week
Posted by: crashbash
Date: June 22, 2011 05:05PM

Speed Week at Bonneville is 8/13/11 - 8/19/11. Maybe some British iron will run there this year? Anyone know?
Not for the faint at heart it gets hot on the salt. You stand next to the cars on the start line! 2 or 3 miles down course is where the speed is but they keep you quite aways avay from the track at this point.

Going to try and make it this year, look for my Brit v8 tshirt I need a couple more!

dave bash


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(358 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Speed Week
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: June 22, 2011 05:30PM

Not entirely British, the Stieger /Hensley,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BERKLEY ! not your uncles Berkley however, useing an alcohol burning Aurora indy car engine, unofficially set a record last year.
Dave Craddock
berkley small.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/2011 05:36PM by Preform Resources.


samuelsun
samuel sun
Elka Park, NY
(14 posts)

Registered:
11/03/2010 01:53PM

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Re: Speed Week
Posted by: samuelsun
Date: July 07, 2011 12:29PM

Hi, what type of car is it ?


crashbash
david bash
st. charles
(215 posts)

Registered:
01/28/2008 10:53AM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB Rdst V8 project, 1968 MGC GT, 1969 MGB Rd olds 215

Re: Speed Week
Posted by: crashbash
Date: July 07, 2011 04:12PM

[www.google.com]

If this works it tells you how to classify your car at Bonneville. It's supposed to be short cut. or Google BonnevilleRacing.com

Looks like some kind of steamliner e/fms 569 Won it's modified sports class 2010 by John Staiger at 218.432 mph avg

I still don't know what it is? Help Dave Craddock!


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(358 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Speed Week
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: July 08, 2011 01:59PM

It's a Berkley !! British built cottage industry style car, late 50's early 60's had motorcycle engines in them, of course this car has only the back half of the original body the front is modified Opel GT. it runs E / fuel (alcohol) modified sports. The
engine is an Aurora Indy car V-8. the chassis is an extremely rugged tubular space frame it has solid axles front and rear, mostly fiberglass and aluminum body and it is very heavy over 2000 lbs.weight is your friend at Bville, sorta the antithesis of race car building..
John won his class but could not set a record for some reason, SCTA has a lot of funny rules
regarding what makes a record run and they are going back this year to seal the deal !!
Dave Craddock

heres a link I found [www.absoluteastronomy.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2011 10:20AM by Preform Resources.


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