Chatting with Tony Thacker at Speed Week 2023 on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

Tony Thacker is our guest on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, in an interview recorded on a windy night in Wendover, Utah at the 2023 SCTA Bonneville Speed Week.    Tony is living his hot rod dream, from driving hot rods flat-out to covering events and races all over the world for TorqTalk, Hot Rod Magazine, and others.   He’s been a friend to us and the sport for decades, and it was fun to catch up with him and chat for a few in the Nugget Casino parking lot car show.   

https://www.torqtalk.com

https://www.bonnevillepodcast.com

#bonnevillepodcast #tonythacker #hotrods #saltflats #racing

Chatting with Tony Thacker at Speed Week 2023 on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Chatting with Tony Thacker at Speed Week 2023 on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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The Story of Craig Breedlove Setting The World Land Speed Record in Sprit Of America Straight From 1963 on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

Back in 1963, Craig Breedlove famously set the world land speed record in the Spirit Of America, returning the title to the United States from Englishman John Cobb.  And although Breedlove went on to set more records and go much faster than the 428.37 speed he achieved that day, we thought it would be fun to tell the story straight from a first hand account written in the pages of a 1963 Sports Illustrated Magazine.    This is a great story, with quotes from Breedlove, and a historic vantage point from a very exciting time in land speed racing history.   We hope you dig it!   Hosted by Kevin Oeste. 

#bonnevillesaltflats #landspeedracing #bonnevillepodcast #craigbreedlove

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The Story of Craig Breedlove Setting The World Land Speed Record in Sprit Of America Straight From 1963 on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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The Story of Craig Breedlove Setting The World Land Speed Record in Sprit Of America Straight From 1963 on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Special Guest Danny Thompson on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

Not many people can say they’ve set the record for piston-powered, wheel-driven streamliners, but not many people are Danny Thompson!   Coming from a rich racing heritage started by his famous father Mickey Thompson, Danny had the remarkable opportunity to race in a variety of forms and bring his dad’s vision to life… while setting records of his own.   Kevin Oeste chats with Danny about these and many more stories on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast.  We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do!  

https://www.thompsonlsr.com

 #dannythompson #bonneville #landspeedracing #streamliner 

Special Guest Danny Thompson on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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Special Guest Danny Thompson on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast Chris Raschke Speed Demon PRI 2022

We spent some time chatting with Chris Raschke at the ARP display at the 2022 PRI Show in Indianapolis learning about what it’s like working in an awesome engine shop like Duttweiler Performance, being part of the Speed Demon Streamliner team, earning a red hat on the salt, and eventually driving the Speed Demon!  

https://www.arpbolts.com

https://www.speeddemon715.com/

https://www.prishow.com

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Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast Chris Raschke Speed Demon PRI 2022
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Driving the Speed Demon Streamliner with Chris Raschke at the 2022 PRI Show on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Home Built Land Speed Racer Brad Bosworth and the Valley Fever Streamliner on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

Brad Bosworth is a guy who caught the land speed racing bug and took the plunge, building a 260+ MPH, 30-foot long streamliner in his garage! If you’ve recently been to Speed Week, you’ve no doubt seen the bright red Valley Fever streamliner in action. On this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Brad shares the story on how he built it in his home garage, the evolution from a Hayabusa engine to the current 2JZ powerplant, now twin turbocharged for 2022. We also learn about the car’s name, strategies to respectfully break speed records, and more.

Home Built Land Speed Racer Brad Bosworth and the Valley Fever Streamliner on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Home Built For Speed - Brad Bosworth and the Valley Fever Streamliner on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Seldom Seen Slim a.k.a Jon Wennerberg on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

If you’ve tuned into a live audio stream of an SCTA race, you’ve probably heard the coverage and insights of Seldom Seen Slim, also known as Jon Wennerberg.   But did you know he’s also a motorcycle record holder?    Tune in to hear the stories from the salt on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

Seldom Seen Slim a.k.a Jon Wennerberg on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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The Trackside View with "Seldom Seen Slim" a.k.a Jon Wennerberg on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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Life Under Pressure with Gale Banks on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

Gale Banks is no stranger to speeding across the dust of El Mirage and the Bonneville Salt Flats.  He’s been pushing the limits on land speed cars since the late 1950s, campaigning at least 13 land speed cars and trucks and racking up dozens of records in the process.    In this special episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Banks shares time and stories with Kevin Oeste about how land speed racing, and turbocharging, have changed his life.   

https://www.bankspower.com

https://www.bonnevillepodcast.com

https://www.scta-bni.org

Life Under Pressure with Gale Banks on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Life Under Pressure with Gale Banks on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Scott Clark on tuning the Team Vesco Turbine Powered Streamliner on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

Scott Clark has been tuning electronic fuel injection vehicles since the tools were first made available to enthusiasts. Today, he applies his experience, understanding, and tuning knowledge to some of the fastest cars in the world.  He’s currently working with Team Vesco and the Turbinator, the turbine powered streamliner,  one of several streamliners going after the 500 mph wheel-driven record at Bonneville this year!  Scott joined Kevin Oeste to talk about that program as well as other facets of engine tuning and performance on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

https://www.bonnevillepodcast.com

https://www.realtuners.com

https://www.scta-bni.org

#landspeed  #bonneville #streamliner

Scott Clark on tuning the Team Vesco Turbine Powered Streamliner on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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Scott Clark on tuning the Team Vesco Turbine Powered Streamliner on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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