26 October 2012

Bonneville Speed Week, Bonneville Salt Flats, 1962

Mexican Road Race hot shoe and Bill Stroppe employee Verne Houle did a little moonlighting at Bonneville in 1962 when he accepted the driving chores for Brian Chuchua's Class A GT Corvette powered by a 316ci Chevy V8. Try as he might, Verne couldn't touch the car's own 171.746 mph record set back in 1960. Note the bonnet is slightly raised in the rear to let trapped air out and dig individual stacks that made plenty of noise.

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