Saturday, September 19, 2009

Last day of Racing at Bonneville

As mentioned in the previous blog the team woke up very early for a sunrise photoshoot. As it was still dark we were able to "replicate" the endurance circle run at night.
Both cars were parked very early up in the line. First 15 record cars had to do a run and then afterwards it was our turn. The anticipation of a good morning run was very high knowing the thicker air, cold salt,... None of that seemed to help in the first place. All participants were clearly slower than the day before.
The Endurance car achieve 120 MpH on the third mile. The Streamliner had a faulty start. The last run with the endurance car was done at 127 Mph. The car was flying and due to a readjustment of the throttle linkage there was more power to the metal. More pictures to follow.
Bruno Verstraete


  1. Congratulations to all the Healey Team! The cars look fantastic, just sorry I couldn't be there to see the historic runs. Paul Jenkins (Co-builder of the Streamliner)

  2. Congratulations to the whole team and to Bruno to pass the 200km/h mark! You all did a marvelous job and I am very happy for you!

  3. The members of the Austin Healey Club of Oregon returned home over the weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed being with the Healey Team. Congratulations to the Team for overcoming some difficulties, for running hard on the salt and for recreating some of Donald's accomplishments.