August 20, 2010

Land, Speed and Bonneville: Places: Design Observer

Martin Hogue at Design Observer on the Bonneville salt flats. "I would argue that in this sense racing became a sort of idealization of the site and its resources, and that consequently the activities of racing and the events of record setting are in fact entirely connected to a greater sense of the landscape in both space and time. It was in recognizing the potential of the Bonneville flats as a natural surface to race on that a mutually beneficial relationship among technology and ambition and the landscape was forged — and with it a deep respect for the land."

See also Richard Misrach's The World's Fastest Mobile Home.