SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 44, October 30, 2014

Triumph Castrol Rocket on Display at SEMA Show “Save the Salt” Booth

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The Triumph Castrol Rocket, to be on display in the “Save the Salt” booth in the Central Hall, has the potential to exceed 400 mph.
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To finance the repairs and in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of land-speed racing at Bonneville, the Save the Salt Coalition is promoting “A Century of Speed,” a comprehensive history of racing at the flats.

Visit the “Save the Salt” booth in the Central Hall (#24099) of the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the Triumph Castrol Rocket. Slated to compete for world’s fastest motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2015, the “Rocket” incorporates all of the ingenuity and racing prowess of the Triumph-powered land-speed record vehicles of the ’50s and ’60s, plus the best of today’s technology in engineering, aerodynamics, safety and powerplant performance. The 25.5-ft. long, 2-ft. wide and 3-ft. tall streamliner has the potential to exceed 400 mph.

The Save the Salt Coalition has been spearheading a fundraising initiative to replenish the salt at Bonneville. The Coalition organized a 2,000-ton dry salt laydown last summer at the end of the access road to the Salt Flats. The Coalition is now seeking approval from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for direct dry salt repairs on portions of the various race tracks commencing in 2015. To finance the repairs and in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of land-speed racing at Bonneville, the Coalition is promoting “A Century of Speed,” a comprehensive history of racing at the flats. The book has already garnered more than $40,000 in donations for salt replenishment activities, and will be available at the SEMA Show’s Save the Salt booth.

For more information, visit www.savethesalt.org.

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