Sport: Salt Dust in Utah

The average U.S. car-owner has a definite and jaundiced image of a hot-rod: a souped-up old jalopy driven by some wild-eyed youngster, usually seen bulling through traffic, fenders flapping and exhaust stacks rumbling. But last week, on Utah's Bonneville salt flats, a superior sort of hot-rod was in evidence: handsome, beautifully tuned machines built by safety-conscious young men who could talk intelligent shop with any engineer in Detroit.

The occasion was the Fifth Annual National Hot-Rod Time Trials, and some 250 drivers from 19 states were entered.

Each one drove a car hand-built from...

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