The Salt Flats
September 1, 2019
At first glance, you may think this is a vast expanse of snow. However, it is not snow, it’s salt. This is the site of the annual Speed Trails that happen on the dry lake-bed called Bonneville. The location is about 125 miles from Salt Lake City and near the town of Wendover, Nevada, but the track is in Utah. During the winter, the salt flats are covered in water. The vehicles in the far distance are on the starting line. All along the three tracks the cars that are there to race have “pits” and this shot was taken from the pit of one of our friends. The first speed trails occurred in 1914 and almost every year since, many, many cars and all measure of vehicles (including motorcycles) come to race.
The people and vehicles that you see in the distance are on the starting line.
“For those who have no idea about Bonneville Salt Flats, here’s a little information. It’s 40 square miles of completely flat land, entirely covered by a layer of salt crust. It is vast, unique and alien-looking. It looks like nothing else in the world. They are truly, wonderfully, and amazingly beautiful.” ~ quoted from an article in Auto Trader.
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