Monday, January 11, 2010

Salt Shakers

Bonneville has long been the proving ground for hot rod ingenuity. A myriad of contenders strove for victory in the various classes, pedalling everything from ungainly family sedans to stripped down roadsters. However it was the streamliners that took outright honours. Borrowing aesthetic references from pre-war European record breakers, hot rodders assembled their own interpretations using custom built bodies and modified mechanicals from domestic automobiles. Speeds of well over 200mph were achieved during the early 1950's with horsepower plucked directly from the junkyard. These high speed gurus paved the way for millions of power hungry disciples to savour their need for speed, whether realised or not.

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