I love it that this photographer took a different approach to shooting Bonneville Salt Flats racing. Normally Ive seen color pictures of cars streaking across the white ground with a bright blue sky in the background. This picture evokes a much quieter mood, and without the caption, Id think I was looking at a car in a remote junkyard. Has anyone ever attended these races? What were they like in person? Id imagine theyd be hot and noisy.
Nina Berman/Redux Pictures
The first land racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats was back in 1914 with the highest speed being 141.73. By the late 1940's, racers achieved speeds over 600mph. This image was shot Aug. 1, 1997.