The Bonneville Salt Flats is a magical place and a national treasure; David Fetherston’s latest tome chronicles 100 years of racing there. While the first known attempts at land speed record setting were on just a little-over-a-mile road outside of Paris in 1898, Land Speed Racing is as American as hot dogs, hot rodding and Motown! In 1898 Count Gaston set the first land speed record at 39.34 mph in a 36-horsepower Jeantaud electric racecar built in Belgium. Over the next couple of y...Read More
’34 FORD COUPE: HOT ROD OF THE YEAR!
George Poteet’s ’34 Ford is Goodguys 2013 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year. It’s been quite a summer for Memphis-based hot rodder and Bonneville racer, George Poteet. For the second time this season, one of his cars has won a signature award from the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. George’s “Hugger Orange” ‘34 Ford, built by Dave Lane of Fastlane Rod Shop, captured the 2013 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year award at last weekend’s Speedway Nationals at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Earlier this s...Read More
BOSS 429 GPT-SPECIAL TORINO: POTEET POWER!
Bonneville racer George Poteet nails Street Machine of the Year honors. Under brilliant sunshine and in front of record crowds, Tennessee’s George Poteet collected the Goodguys 2013 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award for his vintage NASCAR-inspired ’69 Ford Torino at the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH. Poteet’s Torino captures the essence of hot rodding’s current trend of blending retro styling cues from bygone eras with modern technology and masterful bui...Read More