Andy Loyd, Author at Engine Builder Magazine
All Systems Go!

I know the salt this year didn’t live up to the hype, but the hype and anticipation of racing is half the reason we do what we do. Here’s how I prep for a week out on the salt.

The Salt Makes Me Thirsty

Speed Week this year is August 10-16, 2019. The date evokes a little anxiety for me…as I examine the “to do” list for both land speed cars, car carriers, tools, equipment and spare parts; I reflect back on the previous years that we have been running at Bonneville.

Please Pass the Salt

My passion for Bonneville began in 1963 in Mrs. Combest’s 2nd grade class in Electra, TX. Our class had just received our Weekly Reader Newspaper with an article written about a young Craig Breedlove building a land speed car in his dad’s backyard to run over 400 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats! I was so intrigued!

For the Fun of it

It was late in the afternoon during the middle of the week. I had just walked down to my shop, Bad Andy’s Speed Shop, when I heard a vehicle pull up to my door. A nicely dressed gentleman stepped out of his sports car and walked over to several of my classics sitting in the drive. I had backed them out earlier, in order to get to one of my other projects to work on.