Added on November 13, 2011
automobiles , bonneville salt flats , Fast , speed demon , utah
One Reason I’m Glad to Live in Utah
The Bonneville Salt Flats (a scant 100 miles from where I sit) are host to all sorts of speed demons, but it’s a rare occasion that you get to see any kind of vehicle approach the multiple hundreds of miles per hour mark.
About two months ago, Speed Demon (the actual name of the car) made a run at the Salt Flats and hit a top speed of 436 miles per hour. That’s easily 5x as fast as I ever feel comfy driving on the freeway in my Jetta. Keep in mind that Speed Demon is powered by a paltry Turbo’d MOPAR 4 Cylinder that’s pushing a little over 1k horsepower. Other cars that hit this number are usually turbine powered jet-cars or extremely huge engined.
You can check out more of Speed Demon at their website which can be found through this link.
by Alan Smithee
I sit upon my throne as the owner/shogun of this site, WatchPlayRead. But it wasn't always so. I too have had blogspots, I've done other community blogs, I've even written professionally for other sites out there...yet none of them provided the content I had a real passion for.
It is then that I became tired of being a small cog in a big machine, and of writing about nothing but game news after game news article and the periphery that comes from such schlock, like knowing who Michael Pachter and Bobby Kotick are.
I decided to start MediaWhoreNetwork.com and ran up my post count there for about 2 years, commenting about any and everything that I wanted to. I even started a weekly podcast that I feel has come into its own.
It wasn't until earlier this year that I realized that having the word "whore" in your URL might be a bit limiting to my potential audience. I then made the website and its branding move over to WatchPlayRead.com.