The Boy Scouts from Troop 617, St. George Utah stopped by the Vesco shopduring a camping outing. The leaders as well as the scouts tried #444 on for size. I think we may have some future land speed racers here in Southern Utah!
World of Speed 2014
For the first time in Team Vesco's history both world class Land Speed Streamliners were on the starting line at the same timeat USFRA's 2014 World of Speed Event.
#444 "Little Giant" & 111 "Turbinator II"
PROJECT 500 MPH is a GO!
In spite of weather challenges, broken gears and fuel delivery issues Team Vesco managed successful test runs with both famous streamliners at USFRA's World of Speed Event.#444 "Little Giant" driver Bob Blakely, was able to make 3 successful runs over 300 mph achieving his unlimited license and posed to enter the prestigious 300 mph Chapter of the 200 MPH Club. The meet also provided TURBINATOR II's driver Dave Spangler with a "super acceleration" test in which he achieved a speed of 250+ mph before turning out at the 2 mile. Look for both cars to complete their goals next year.
Driver Dave Spangler talks about shake down run during Speed Week 2013.
Team Vesco wishes to salute crew member Glen Barrett for an outstanding job announcing times at World of Speed. It was so good to hear "The Voice of Bonneville" back on the radio!
Thank you USFRA Officials and Volunteers for a productive & safe event!