Bonneville Speed Museum. Update.

As you probably already know, as of today, there is no museum commemorating all those pioneers who raced the Salts of Utah (there was a small one, defunct 14 years ago.) 18 months ago, Wendover, Utah Mayor Mike Crawford and local Bonneville enthusiast John House announced that they had secured a five-acre plot of land on the eastern end of town, right off Interstate 80, where they planned to erect a 25,000-square-foot building that chronicles not just the history of land-speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats, but also the story of the Salt Flats and the town of Wendover’s contributions to land-speed racing.

Getting the Donation of the Property was a huge undertaking in itself, but phase 1 is now completed with road access approved by Utah Dept. of Transportation.To begin phase 2, the organization is still looking for donations, architecture design help, advertising and web hosting support etc, anything and everything you can think of able to help this important project. If you think you can help in any way, please contact Mayor Mike or John a call at 775-664-5338 (O) or 309-241-4715 (C) Thank you.

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6 Responses to “Bonneville Speed Museum. Update.”


  1. 1 kc cheef Apr 21st, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Hard to believe the motorcycle world hasn’t donated to the point of overfunding this project.
    Harley Davidson, and the new Indian should step up and preserve their own history.
    Jap bikes–brits–customs have all run the salt.
    All should be supporting this project.
    Hell–the new Polaris/Indian claims the heritage back to the beginning they should consider preserving it.

  2. 2 Dennis Crabtree Apr 21st, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    kc cheek hit the nail on the head.. The big three auto companies better step up too.

  3. 3 MotorcycleMarc Apr 22nd, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Calling on all motorcycle and auto manufacturers here to support this museum. Hell, Harley-Davidson and Polaris/Indian should throw in $2.0M between them alone given their storied history on the Salt. Let’s all get the word out too. Cyril – do you know if Wendover has set up a bank account for donations?

  4. 4 Rick P Apr 22nd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I just heard about the news today fron John House today and am all for this project so the world can come to Wendover and the Slat Flats to experince for themselves. Its a fascinating history. The old State Line Casino had some great limited information about the history, but its great to have this new endevor to complete a circle for all the people who have spent their lives making the Bonniville Slat Flats a unique place in American history. It would be a testiment to all manufactures of automobiles and mortocycles to contribute to this noble cause!

    Thank you, Wendover resident for 16 yrs now

  5. 5 Jag1046 aka John House Apr 22nd, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Cyril, many thanks for helping get and keep the word out. The City of Wendover has established a Bank account specifically for the Museum Project. Until this point (phase 1) The City has covered all needed expenses, Land Survey, Title and Deed, Lawyer cost, Utah Dept of Transportation costs, Entry Road Curb, Gutter, Water and Sewer. Mayor Crawford has spent countless hours of his time negotiating with UDOT, Construction companies ect..

    Now Phase 2 is where we need to pull everyone together and Raise some cash, put together a Museum Board of Directors and establish a combined effort of all Land Speed Racers and the many companies that have made a name for themselves out on the Salt.
    My Cell phone was listed wrong in Cyril’s post.
    Please contact me at 309-241-4715 or jag1046@hotmail.com

    Thank you,
    John

  6. 6 Jack Norie Apr 23rd, 2012 at 9:41 am

    The SCTA has been involved with the salt flats from the beginning and has a membership base with an incredibly diverse collection of talents. Undoubtedly there is amongst their members people who have experience and expertise at raising funds and holding benefits. Getting the word out onto their newsletter and website that the museum needs help raising funds seems such a nobrainer I’m sure they were one of the first resources approached by John and his ad hoc committee.

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