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Boys of Bonneville

Vimeo Description: The “Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt” reveals an unsung hero and self-made man who pioneered the Bonneville Salt Flats as the Fastest Place on Earth. More than a century later, many of Ab’s speed and endurance records remain unbroken and the legacy lives on in his custom-built racing car.

Looking like something Batman would have owned, the story comes full circle when Ab’s son Marv restores the 12-cylinder, 4800-pound “Mormon Meteor” to its original glory for ceremonial laps on the salt. Featuring Patrick Dempsey as the voice of Ab Jenkins, and interviews with Jay Leno and Col. Andy Green, current land speed record holder.

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Actor / Auto Racer Patrick Dempsey discusses the ground-breaking legacy of legendary Bonneville Salt Flats pioneer Ab Jenkins – during a break from recording the narration for “Boys of Bonneville – Racing on a Ribbon of Salt.”

Vimeo Description:
August 22, 2008. Then Governor of Utah Jon M. Huntsman Jr. salutes Ab Jenkins & the Mormon Meteor III race car.

Written by CNaz


My Life at Speed Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Chris Nazarenus, had a chance meeting with key executives at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1998. It would be the "Jerry McGuire" moment that would change her life forever. Although she knew nothing about motorsports at that time, the chance meeting would influence her passion for all things fast, great stories and interesting people. That's what you will find here at My Life at Speed.

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