David “Ab” Jenkins was the unsung hero and self-made man who brought the Bonneville Salt Flats fame as the “Fastest Place on Earth”.
He gets his due in a cool new movie called Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt, with Patrick Dempsey doing the vocals.
Ab Jenkins drove his bespoke Duesenberg SJ Speedster at an astonishing 135 mph in 1935
Jenkins drove his bespoke racecar, a Duesenberg SJ Speedster dubbed the “Mormon Meteor” at an astonishing 135 mph in 1935 – by no means his only world record.
Check out the trailer here and then head over to boysofbonneville.com to buy a copy of the stylish flick.
And yes, we suggest you do it fast.
[via The Gentleman's Topcoat]
- Posted May 19, 2011
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