When it comes to chronicling the heritage of land speed racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats and helping to preserve the venue, few people are as passionate as author, photographer and publisher, David Fetherston. His latest effort is SCTA Bonneville National Speed Trials 1949-1968, a two-volume set.
If you’re a Bonneville history buff, this two-book set, SCTA Bonneville National Speed Trials – 1949–1968 is for you. These two books are a compilation of Bonneville racing history, each with a chronological reproduction of the first twenty years of all the actual racing programs from 1949-1968. This never before assembled set of programs has previously been impossible to find. Here you have it all in this one book set!
Book-1 guides you into the history of the times as young adrenalin seekers see the need for an even playing field of rules in world of land speed racing, leading to the formation of the SCTA (Southern California Timing Association) in the 1930s. Following is a Racers’ Gallery complete with early dry lakes photos and details. Book-1 then carries on with a complete reproduction of every page of Bonneville programs from 1949-1958. Book-II shares an astounding collection of every page of programs from 1959-1968. Together, the books total over 680 pages!
Just 2,000 copies of the book set will be available at special pricing during a fundraising promotion in Hall 9 at the SCTA Dry Lakes Racing exhibit in Pomona during the 2016 Grand National Roadster Show.
The SCTA Fundraiser book set is available online for $59.95 at http://www.saltcargarage.com/