To stand on salt is to contemplate the meaning of life. In my case, that means wondering
about the ability to go faster (800 mph) than any other person has on land. The Bonneville
Speedway is the best place to do this (very long course, superb scenery, lots of salt).
My October 2006 trip to Utah included a visit to “Bonneville.”
The white buildings on the "salt horizon" are in or near the city of Wendover, at least five
miles (8km) away. The vehicles to the right are parked at the end of the salt flats access road.
Joe Tripod, my personal photographic assistant, had a velocity of zero while helping with this shot.
UPDATE AS OF 7/12/07: The Subaru will not be used to attempt a new World Land
Speed Record because I sold it. Its replacement, which will easily reach
700 mph is shown here: http://www.pbase.com/listorama/image/81385326 .
To get it to 800 mph I might have to have a custom spoiler installed.