The Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Trials is an event on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. The event has been held annually since 1914, and it is considered one of the world’s most famous and prestigious speed trials.
During the Speed Trials, cars and motorcycles are driven across a flat, hard surface of salt in an attempt to set speed records. The salt flats provide a smooth and consistent surface that is ideal for setting speed records, as it allows vehicles to reach high speeds without being impeded by obstacles such as rocks or bumps.
In 1966, many cars and motorcycles participated in the Speed Trials with the aim of setting speed records. These vehicles were specially built and modified for high-speed racing and were driven by experienced drivers and riders. They were divided into different classes based on engine size, vehicle type and other criteria.
During the event, many speed records were set across different classes and categories. These records were officially recorded and recognized by the governing bodies of the event, such as the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).
The Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Trials is considered as one of the most challenging and exciting events in the world of speed racing. The trials attract competitors from around the world, who come to test the limits of their vehicles and their own abilities in an attempt to set new speed records. The event is still held annually and continues to be a popular and exciting event for speed enthusiasts.