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Whose Coming & Caravan to the Salt!

Posted on September 11, 2010 at 13:00 1 Comment

A message from Burly:

Caravan to the Salt

Tuesday morning we will meet at 8:30 am at BC Autoworks (Bugg Craft) and leave at 9 am for Bonneville. BC Autoworks is located in Ogden, thirtythree miles north of Salt Lake City and just a 1/2 mile west off I-15 at exit # 341. Their address is 2930 Pennsylvania Avenue and phone number is 801-321 0336. Our only other stop will be at the lakeside vista pulloff on I-80 just east of Toole. We should arrive their around 10 AM.… Continue

Speed Week - Info of Interest for VW Racers and Spectators

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 20:41 0 Comments


Pits open on Tuesday the 14th and I will be arriving hopefully no later than noon or 1 pm. It would be great if all of the VW racers could pit together for support and to just have a great time. The pits at the salt flats are around a mile long and the ideal place would be near the far north end, along the east side nearest the race course where we can watch the fast racers from our pits. Should you get their before me, please try to secure a LARGE area along the… Continue

Breaking 36hp Challenge News ! ! ! ! !

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 17:14 2 Comments

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"Today I received an email from Dick Beith confirming he will be bringing his new 36hp VW Comp Coupe to World of Speed (see the photos attached above). As you have seen from watching the black & white Bonneville video of Dicks bugs 1961 world record run and reading the stories in Hot VW's over the years, Dick is the 'Godfather' of all Volkswagen land speed racing and was the first VW racer in any type of race to ever set a world record. That… Continue


Posted on August 28, 2010 at 11:59 0 Comments

Sept 15-18 World of Speed (130 MPH Club and 36hp Challenge).
One mile standing start time trial (along with unlimited top speed streamliners and hot rods on the long eight mile course) at the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, UT. All VW racers and spectators welcome. For information visit www.saltflats.com . For 36hp Challenge guideline information visit www.burlyb.com . Pit set-up and tech inspection…

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At 8:06 on December 8, 2010, Burly Burlile said…


Todd Penns 1960 T2 Pick-Up went 56 + miles per hour.

At 7:52 on December 8, 2010, Burly Burlile said…
2nd try-This time hopefully I will get the photos placed to go with the comments below. 1st of three submissions.

At 7:23 on December 7, 2010, Burly Burlile said…
Friends of the Challenge

Finally, here are a few of the top speed results for the 2010 World of Speed held at the Bonneville Salt Flats in September. More information will be presented in Hot VW's in a future issue(next year!).

36hp Challengers:

SS T2 Todd Penn 60 Pick-Up Canada 56.233 Base Record
Driven to and from Canada with a 1600cc engine, then engine swap to 36hp

SSS Bug Justin McAllister 74 Bug Utah 99.370 New Record

Yes, it has a single 'modified' 28PIC carburetor !

DSS Bug Dave McCoombs 57 Bug Sunroof California 88.898
Used Tom Bruchs big Bruchrasa Single Port dual Carb motor

DSS Ghia Britt Grannis 67 Ghia Coupe California 91.587
Used Richard Troys 1500cc Okrasa engine

DSS Ghia Richard Troy 59 Ghia Coupe California 105.777 New Record

Denzel engine. Fastest 36hp speed for 2010 ! ! !

UNLTD 36 Dick Beith 68 Bug California No Speed. Display only. Will make innaugaral run in 2011

At 19:49 on September 25, 2010, Bill Moore said…
Great stuff Burly. Looks like a great time was had by all even though there were broken bits on some vehicles.Looking forward to your summary when you get the opportunity.
At 15:16 on September 25, 2010, Burly Burlile said…
Dick and Blaine Beith and Jim Jacobsen trailered the Silver Bullet(their moniker) all the way to Bonneville from mid Cal so everyone could see this future 36hp Challenge racer even though it was only 95% complete. Engine electrical could just not be finished in time to fire and pre the engine and race but their effort allowed all of the salt flat racers, both VW and non VW to enjoy what the future will hold. Dick will have the Bullet finished for the 2011 USFRA World of Speed.

I would like to personally thank Dick Beith and his crew along all the other 27 VW drivers (in 22 VW racers, both water and air cooled, both 36hp and big block VW engined) for coming out and living the dream of racing on the Bonneville salt flats. For me, it was a memorable, and in John Moxons words, a truly historic VW event.

I am currently collating all of the World of Speed Volkswagen top speeds recorded for the 28 VW racers and hope to post them next week for everyones info.

At 19:07 on June 9, 2010, Bill Moore said…
Would be great if you were able to meet up with Dick and chew the fat re the 36HP Challenge
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