MG Sports Car Driving at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, circa 1950

Summary

In the 1930s, land speed racers everywhere began to flock to a landscape seemingly custom-made for their sport: Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. The hard, white salt provided a smooth running surface while the 46 square miles of open space offered plenty of room to speed up and slow back down. Typically, speed records were based on the average over an out-and-back run.

In the 1930s, land speed racers everywhere began to flock to a landscape seemingly custom-made for their sport: Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. The hard, white salt provided a smooth running surface while the 46 square miles of open space offered plenty of room to speed up and slow back down. Typically, speed records were based on the average over an out-and-back run.

Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Subject Date

circa 1950

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2010.37.7

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 3 in

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