Boys of Bonneville

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Released 2011

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Director:
Curt Wallin
Released:
2011
Rating:
R
Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt is about an America that has all but disappeared, when lucrative business deals were cemented by a handshake and state-of-the-art automobiles were designed on the backs of envelopes. It tells the story of an unsung hero and self-made man, David Abbott Jenkins, who, with almost superhuman stamina and boyish charm, set out to single-handedly break every existing endurance land speed record on his beloved Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah. Seventy years later, many of "Ab's" records remain unbroken and the legacy lives on in his custom car. Looking like something a superhero would drive, the story comes full circle when Ab's son Marv, restores the 12-cylinder, 4800-pound "Mormon Meteor" to its glory days for ceremonial laps on the salt. The documentary features pristine archival footage of Ab, Marv, and their races, as well as recently shot HD interviews with a stellar list of car and racing aficionados including Jay Leno and Col. Andy Green, current land speed holder. The film is narrated by actor and auto racer Patrick Dempsey, as the voice of "Ab" Jenkins.moreless

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