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8/24/11: Boys of Bonneville

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By Doug Fabrizio

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8/24/11: Boys of Bonneville

Salt Lake City, Utah – Wednesday, we're talking about Ab Jenkins, a Utah man who pushed the limits of speed. More than 70 years ago, Jenkins raced his custom-built Duesenberg Special called the "Mormon Meteor" across the Bonneville Salt Flats. Jenkins set 26 records in that car and half of them still stand today. Now, there's a new documentary about Ab Jenkins and the Boys of Bonneville. We'll talk to director Curt Wallin and others about the film and about the newly restored Mormon Meteor.

  • The newly restored Mormon Meteor will be unveiled at The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. It will will be on display - along with 40 other cars - until 8:00 p.m. on 300 South, between West Temple and 200 West in Salt Lake City. [Details]
  • Boys of Bonneville: Racing a Ribbon of Salt has its theatrical premiere Friday night at the Megaplex Theatres. For show times and more information, click [here]
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