Auto Racing: Mr. & Mrs. Speedlove

The Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah rank high on any list of the world's most desolate places, but they have a special fascination for a special kind of fanatic: the speed demon. This fall's visitors have included a motorcyclist who flipped his bike at 150 m.p.h. and walked away from the wreck muttering: "I thought I had stopped." There was Betty Skelton, an advertising executive from Detroit, who set a ladies' land speed record of 277 m.p.h. There were the Summers brothers, Bob and Bill, who showed up with a car powered by four 600-h.p. Chrysler engines —one for...

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