Project '64 bound for Bonneville
Mike Wilson writes from the USA....
Hello and welcome to the first email update from the Project '64 Bonneville Speedweek Record Attempt. We're not on the Salt yet but we wanted to make contact now before we're all in the USA.
The first of the team members are in Los Angeles picking up the Cooper S from Maersk Line who carefully shipped it to LA for us. Others will be following in the next few days. We'll be driving from LA to Salt Lake City, Utah where pick up our RV's (camper vans and caravans) before heading on to Wendover, Utah where we will set up camp on the flats next to the Salt Flats. (Here)
On the 9th and 10th of August we'll be going through Tech Inspection and sorting out any fine tuning of the car before Rookie Orientation on the 11th just before racing begins.
We'll try to send an email update each day, hopefully with photos from the day if our internet signal is good enough.
We'd like to say thanks to our sponsors and all our supporters, without whom we would never have got this far. We greatly appreciate you help.
Thanks for your interest and support.
Please feel free to get in touch and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Mike Wilson, Project '64
Note: Project '64 is an attempt by a group of Kiwis on the world land speed record for a production car under 1000cc. We are using a 1964 Mini Cooper S using the standard engine block and special head. The car will be 48 years old when the attempt is made at Speed Week in 2012.