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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



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