Right next to where Jon and Nancy are parked is Spectre Performance,
where Amir Rosenbaum brought a Cadillac powered 37' long Streamliner to the Salt in an attempt to take Al Teague`s 1991 record of 406 kilo,405 mph,and if they happen to run over 368 mph they would unofficially become the fastest gasoline powered vehicle on the planet,ever.
Yesterday on a run on the AA Bonneville Class 11 Motor(529 cu in),an exhaust valve went through the header and into one of the two turbos which ended that run,however Amir still managed to run 367 mph on only one turbo.He coasted into the pits and then began the complete teardown to remove the big 529 inch Caddy and replace it with a 485 cu in A Class 10 motor.They started at three in the afternoon and I stayed with them to photo document the event.They left last night at 12:30 am to go back to the motel to get a lttle sleep,and I really mean a little sleep,they were all back on the Salt by 7 am this morning,ready to finish the car to ready it for the record attempt.As I am writing this (9 am) I am watching them work to button everything up.In fact they just now fired up the newly installed engine.A really wonderfull group of people.Amir and I got into some in depth conversations.
He`s one of those people who get`s it.`Nuff said.....
As they were having a beer after a long day,the Spectre crew were preparing for a long night in the pits.
As the sun set and everyone went back to their motels the Spectre crew got into their third shift of the day.