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A Look Back: The Mormon Meteor and other race cars on the Bonneville Salt Flats

First Published Mar 01 2013 07:53AM      Last Updated Feb 17 2014 04:43 pm

British automobile racer Sir Malcolm Campbell speeds across the salt bed in his Bluebird and sets a world record of 301.337 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, Sept. 3, 1935. (AP Photo)

The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives and the archives of the Utah State Historical Society in a special series called A Look Back. Today, we showcase photos of famous cars and drivers at the Bonneville Salt Flats between the 1930s and 1970s.

Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback.

Here are some of the previous installments:

Life on the Ute Reservation in early the 1900s

Women’s fashion in the 1960s

Dogs in Utah around 1900

Utah’s early cultural diversity

Utah artists from the late 1800s to the early 1900s



Presidential visits to Utah from the 1860s

Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s

BYU, Utah football programs

Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900

The centennial Days of ‘47 parade in downtown Salt Lake City from July 1947

Women’s fashion from 1949-50

Construction of the Salt Lake Temple and SLC in the 1800s

Utah college life from the 1930s to 1960s

Old newspaper advertisements

People and events in Salt Lake City from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s

 

 

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