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“Speed Week 2012: Did we have fun? Oh yes!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bonneville Salt Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats
Wendover, UT
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Wendover
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Race Car Tracks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Scuba diving
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Owner description: A dry, open area near Lake Bonneville known for car racing.
Silverado, CA
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“Speed Week 2012: Did we have fun? Oh yes!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The hotel rates went through the roof during Speed Week, but we were able to borrow a fifth wheel, so we dry-camped on the BLM land just a few miles before the salt flats. The other campers were very friendly and considerate We had a few crazies who lit off fireworks in the evening, which we quite enjoyed.
We drove out to the salt flats, but took bicycles as well. I highly recommend bikes to ride around on the salt and in the pits. Make sure you use PLENTY of sunscreen as well! Some folks took EZ Ups and just camped out during the day, but we enjoyed having the bikes and the trucks so we could ride or drive to the starting line to watch them push off, the one mile mark or three mile mark to watch them pass, or five miles to watch them pop the chutes. Also, we could sit in the cab and watch the cars go by (binoculars are a MUST), while listening to all the stats on an FM station wired just for the races.
We met so many nice people, and saw so many great cars - both race cars and just weird stuff used for noodling around on the salt. The only down side was the SCTA, which seems to have some weird sort of politics going on, and couldn't get their act together. They would pass a car through the tech inspection, then disqualify it on a technicality AFTER it had won. That was just weird. Otherwise, it was the trip of a lifetime, and I can't wait to go back next year!

Visited August 2012
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“spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We went to run our car for the first time. The maiden voyage gave us a chance to correct some things on the car so we can run faster next year. Just being part of racing at the salt flats is really something you can not put into words. The sounds of the many typs of engines , the history of Bonneville , the majesty of the salt flats all give you cold chills just thinking about it.

Visited September 2012
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Kennewick, Washington
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“Utah Timing Assoc. Trials on Bonneville Salt Flats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The experience was fantastic, had a great time and will go back. Saw some fantastic racing machinery.

Visited September 2012
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Alaska
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“Excellent for nature lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I had read some good reviews here on Tripadvisor about the Salt Flats prior to my trip and I was not disappointed whatsoever. I only had a few hours to spend there and I could have stayed for days taking pictures. It was cloudy and still absolutely beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone that loves photography and nature. Absolutely spectacular!

Visited August 2012
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Missoula, Montana
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“motorheads must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

we are here for the Bub bike trials. no where else in the world is like this. allow several days at an event as weather can interrupt activities. if you don't know about Bonneville and the time trials stay home.

Visited August 2012
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