Bonneville Salt Flats
Spud returned to
Utah in 2009. After spending time slowly
touring through Utah's glorious National Parks, the tuber had a need
for speed. In order to quench his thirst for throttle, he headed to
the Northwest corner of the state to The Bonneville Salt Flats
Bonneville is home
to a dried lake bed or salt pan, known for its massive expanse and hard,
flat surface which is ideal for attempting land speed records.
The first land speed
record occurred there in 1935 when Englishman Malcolm Campbell broke
the 300 mph mark in a V12 powered car named The Blue Bird. From that
point until the mid 1980s, almost all land speed records would be broken
Spud had no intention
of traveling those speeds as his skin would likely peel right off his
body, but when he arrived, he tweaked his Jeep engine by installing
a Nitrous Oxide Turbo unit to give his 4WD a bit of 'kick'. Strapping
himself in, he fired up the motor and screamed across the dry lake bed,
leaving a cloud of potato flakes in his wake.
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