ON THE SALT

EIGHTY FOUR FEET OF ROLLING STOCK ON THE WAY TO BONNEVILLE..(David Johnston photo)

BILL WENDT, DAVID JOHNSTON, AND JERRY CARBONE MADE IT TO BONNEVILLE BUT NOW THE REAL WORK BEGINS..(David Johnston photo)

JUST A PEAK INTO THE TRAILER..MORE PICTURES ARE COMING..(David Johnston photo)

HERE SHE COMES OFF THE TRAILER AS FRESH AS A FLORIDA ORANGE BLOSSUM READY FOR HER DEBUTANTE DANCE ON THE SALT FLATS..(David Johnston photo)

DAVID JOHNSTON BEHIND THE WHEEL OF HIS DREAM RIDE WHICH WILL RUN ON THE SALT TO CAPTURE THE XXO-VOT RECORD AT BONNEVILLE..(David Johnston photo)

LOOKS LIKE SHE JUST CAME OFF THE TRACK FROM WINNING THE INDY 500 IN 1959..A.J. WATSON'S HANDS WENT INTO RECREATING THIS ROADSTER AS HE DID 53 YEARS AGO BUILDING THE ORIGINAL..(David Johnston photo)

BILL WENDT USED HIS FUNNY CAR EXPERIENCE TO MAKE SURE ALL THE PLUMBING AND WIRING WERE CONSTRUCTED TO HIGH STANDARDS..(David Johnston photo)

JERRY CARBONE AND BILL WENDT WORKED FOR TWO MONTHS FROM SUNUP TO SUNDOWN TO FINISH THE CAR ONCE IT MADE IT TO MIAMI..THAT DOESN'T MEAN DAVID JOHNSTON DIDN'T WORK ON IT ALSO BUT HE USED A DIFFERENT TIME SCHEDULE..(David Johnston photo)

THE DETAIL IS CORRECT DOWN TO THE SMALLEST DECAL..(David Johnston photo)

SHE WAS INSPECTED FROM ONE END TO THE OTHER..(David Johnston photo)

NOTHING WAS OVERLOOKED AND SHE CAME THROUGH WITH HIGH MARKS..(David Johnston photo)

TIME FOR A COOL DRINK IN THE SHADE..(David Johnston photo)

BONNEVILLE TECH INSPECTORS STOP BY TO SIGN OFF ON THE CAR..(David Johnston photo)

BILL WENDT IN STAGING READY FOR THE MAIDEN RUN ON THE SALT..(David Johnston photo)

A PROBLEM IN THE DRIVETRAIN CAUSED THE CAR TO DO TWO 360* SPINS AT ABOUT 170 MPH..BILL WAS OKAY BUT I HEAR COOKIE WAS FLYING HIM OUT A CLEAN FIRESUIT..THEY WILL TRY TO FIND OUT THE PROBLEM MONDAY..IT NOT THE MOTOR OR REAREND..(David Johnston photo)

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