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Bonneville Salt Flats

(bŏn`əvĭl, bŏ`nēvĭl, bŏn`vĭl), desert area in Tooele co., NW Utah, c.14 mi (22.5 km) long and 7 mi (11.2 km) wide. The smooth salt surface of the Flats is ideal for auto racing, and several world land speed records have been set there. The Flats are part of Great Salt Lake Desert, NW Utah, the former bed of Lake Bonneville, whose area once covered c.19,500 sq mi (50,500 sq km). The lake expanded during the late Cenozoic era, then shrank rapidly at the end of the Pleistocene epoch. Six terraces indicate different lake levels. Great Salt LakeGreat Salt Lake,
shallow body of saltwater, NW Utah, between the Wasatch Range on the east and the Great Salt Lake Desert on the west; largest salt lake in North America.
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, Lake Sevier, and Utah LakeUtah Lake,
c.145 sq mi (380 sq km), N central Utah; largest freshwater lake in the state. It drains through the Jordan River to the Great Salt Lake. Utah Lake is what remains of the prehistoric Lake Bonneville.
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 are remnants of Lake Bonneville, which was named for U.S. explorer Benjamin de Bonneville.
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In a nutshell: Anthony Hopkins plays real-life New Zealand motorcycle racer Burt Munro, who set a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in his twilight years.
Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "We are pleased to congratulate Dan on his successful run on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
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792mph set by American Bob Cleveland on Bonneville Salt Flats.
The Bonneville was named after the Bonneville Salt Flats in the US, where Johnny Allen performed his high-speed runs in his 'Texas Cigar' streamliner - a methanolfuelled motorcycle with a streamlined body shell and a 650cc twin-cylinder Triumph engine.
767 mph was recorded on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, beating the existing record by almost 100 mph.
Mark Davies, 40, from Salendine Nook, jumped for joy when the record tumbled on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
It tells the story of Burt Munro, the man who set the world land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1967, a record which remains today.
The World's Fastest Indian recounts the charming true story of Burt Munro (Hopkins), whose lifelong dream is to travel to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and set a new land speed record on his lovingly restored 1920 Indian Twin Scout.
Their latest film, the gentle independent film ``The World's Fastest Indian,'' has Hopkins playing Burt Munro, a quirky Kiwi speed freak who, in 1962, set a land speed record racing an Indian motorcycle at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Concord, MA-based SolidWorks Corporation, a developer and marketer of software for mechanical design, analysis and product data management, recently announced that the Buckeye Bullet electric vehicle (EV), which was designed entirely in SolidWorks 3D mechanical design software by Ohio State University (OSU) students, set a new land speed record for EVs earlier this month at the Bonneville Salt Flats, topping out at more than 314 miles per hour.