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Time Until World of Speed
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Some old photos from LIFE Magazine, copied from the land-speed email list.....


Photo essay on El Mirage racing, 1945. LIFE Magazine, pages 86-88

Sign from 1937... 4 feet thick?
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/abe831719564d8b9_large

A warning sign
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9d4481f8abb09af6_large

Old timing stand, photo by Fritz Goro, undated (mirror image)
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/aede92da70af5094_large

Du Bont Special Beast No 2 car # 161 (car show)
may 1952
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/38f702dd91677da5_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/8f6e95b13531e598_large

Du Bont Motors roadster
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/39709005dbd79cd4_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/998a3fdd1c82b26e_large

Al's Tune-up Shop Belly tank lakester Car # 14
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ecf847c9b12a1443_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/013673f92cf1a517_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d79af7ef9e91e409_large

Bob Higdon flathead roadster plus
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/cef93445144ca39c_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/bdd65d9c7bc71744_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/35bc9db6d8675cdc_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/b9f66ef5c18148aa_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/079b06b0abb5266c_large

unknowns
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/fce0712e65a2f8f1_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a16ae7d5e5c211f0_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/01558f817099bde2_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/2c7f80be2dc430ae_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e17c3d46964c5c13_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ffcf426aa3762d82_large

Racer taking the hot rod for a spin.
Date taken: September 1953
Photographer: J. R. Eyerman
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d26ccb4d444e3aec_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ef1c5df295f55494_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/31a0b94a3bf6c5f2_large

Chet Herbert Sept 1953
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/886690d046107464_large
Chet Herbert 1954
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/0d3833b9d5230aec_large

Rollie with his leathers on ? 1953
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9d666b333314a546_large

Belly Tank # 57 1954
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5d594fa773ebbc09_large

Howards cams sidecar ? 1954
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/dc26700e234f01bf_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/fd8457efbb195a31_large

Salt 1953 Look at that camera...
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/2298e015411560fd_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/8699b05937ec0466_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/2b446d82fd9b5f16_large

Bob Estes Car 404 1953
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/8cbb60bda65a8e55_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/680c9973c2d3d178_large

1954 car 166
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/527f67afb3534187_large

1954 car 146
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/24a496a6212b5a31_large

1954 car 211C
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/72313d9983e6fcaa_large

1954 Start line waiting
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/aebf3346da4e9da1_large

Bonneville 1954 car 204

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/dde972dd0be24680_large

car 777

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/3e5edeca47245c87_large

tank C88

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ea4ecbaa09753914_large

car 162

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9200e24ac33b0fcf_large

tank

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/35d09ffe7b0d1ea6_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/dc88f094dd666778_large

twin tank 204

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/03263cddd75d5409_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7c78a33be8d73ab3_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c8afb2ad4b06e2e4_large

Car 888
It has been a long time but I believe the 888 car is local Sam Mateo County
muffler shop owner Gene LeBlancs streamliner. Gene was a big Y block racer
at the time with a sling shot that also used either Ford or Lincoln Y block power.
I believe the streamliner crashed and was destroyed.

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/0174ec223ee8de4a_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c074053b56cefaad_large
behind the liner is Don West's car, Mary West's ex. Don finally qualified for
the 2 Club some 33 years and 4 or 5 cars, belly tank, Studebaker, Corvair,
Firebird that went upside down, and the Firebird he qualified in in the late
1980's. His son Marty made the 2 Club in the same car after the Classic
category was opened.

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http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/f582387cea4b81d8_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/eabf3c0e7a5f39b2_large
Mary West's back on the far right of this shot.

Car 136

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/0e0ad7236882ee1f_large

coupe 176

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a0ca326fa6d0b20f_large

car 264

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/aa3d60cf232da28f_large

Stude

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/75bea511ade8954e_large

unknowns

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/aa12f066c8a21559_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/503e0c8a24f542ba_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6e3dd7d746866c14_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7f8151d928beb803_large

car 27c

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9803c6ea7fc5849b_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/96855f86d49f07c5_large

pits

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/444a42f8cf960d69_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7089a5872807056f_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/1b487c776fe2c367_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d4213206b8928161_large

waiting in line

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/27b8e721a1e28d6a_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/848ffa79422822f8_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/fc50ac6352fa456b_large


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1953 set of images
1953 Bob Estes Mercury car, Chet Herbert in the background
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/41169025aa4364db_large

Hemi in the car
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6b55ccfec33454e6_large

car detail front end
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/13cab69ff7000b76_large

Shadoff Spl pit sign & car 27c
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4614185f50bf44ec_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/96855f86d49f07c5_large

open spaces run
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/501ce2d1e9285f1b_large

Webber Cams # 239 twin flathead coupe (1954)
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d16f4ea282d442aa_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7395af45479ab76c_large
F. G. Ferre & Son was a Salt Lake aftermarket parts store. Located at 1986
south State st., now the O. C. Tanner Jewelry Company campus.

Ferre's had access to every line of speed parts that were made at that time.
I worked evenings, part time, for them around 1960 at a secondary location to
their Provo store and killed time between customers pouring over the catalogs
and checking prices. (Thanks to Wester Potter)

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9f93b4341f6db7ca_large

water on the salt
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/dbaf78d4e35e72c3_large

# 86 push start
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4418f613e04c474b_large

Tank 88 push start
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ea4ecbaa09753914_large

Coupe 162 with salt on the roof
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9200e24ac33b0fcf_large

888 start of run
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/72869ed53c2acf8f_large

start line ? 1954
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6b6ee0f1071b2d06_large

Sports # 61
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/1ae8b140c4ca0eb3_large

Bonneville mirage
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/116668c4c8e7bb7c_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c29df0b8b4fb9b69_large

bike #20 no leathers
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/bd1f1226de593f36_large

streamliner bike
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/05922d64fcb61c9d_large

rear engine roadster #128D
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9f267eb8ed65b9dc_large

Shadoff Special car with body off
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/988dae06c4c80463_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5a45d4a418c6abc8_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/58f34b868eaead5e_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/54f8f3343588fa38_large

Wally Parks
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/aa874729a414b6ed_large

the line
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/8414d86f50e242c5_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/2480ed0962927b8a_large

design stage
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c9b793d097969105_large

geting ready 1950
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7f59932d2c6a67b7_large

Bob Estes Mercury car # 404
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/8cbb60bda65a8e55_large

Strange shapes on the Salt Flats.
Life magazine itself Sept 28 1953
page 16, 17, 18
http://books.google.com/books?id=7UcEAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&lr=&rview=
1#v=twopage&q=&f=false


Oct 29, 1956 issue Ford ad on the salt flats page 19, 20, 21
http://books.google.com/books?id=s0EEAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&lr=&rview=
1#v=onepage&q=&f=false


Oct 4 1948 issue Rollie Free, photo and description page 50
http://books.google.com/books?id=vUoEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA50&dq=bonneville+salt+flat
s&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=6#v=onepage&q=bonneville%20salt%20flats&f=false


Oct 14, 1940 Ab Jenkins featured in the Champion spark plug ad page 128
http://books.google.com/books?id=LEoEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA128&dq=ab+jenkins&as_pt=M
AGAZINES&cd=2#v=onepage&q=ab%20jenkins&f=false


march 15, 1968 car 999 Autolight Spark plug ad page 76
http://books.google.com/books?id=5EwEAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&lr=&rview=
1#v=onepage&q=&f=false


July 22, 1957 issue Firestone ad with car 777 Kenz & leslie streamliner
page 24, 25
http://books.google.com/books?id=Mz8EAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&lr=&rview=
1#v=onepage&q=&f=false


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