Because every True Motorhead needs a sodium-rich diet.
The Bonneville Salt Flats are a wondrous place. They look like the surface of the moon. You can actually see the curvature of the earth there. They've also been deservedly designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern. And they are sacred grounds for generations of American motorsports fans.
For decades, according to the Bureau of Land Management, salt has been taken from the Salt Flats to mine potash and salt. What was once 90,000 acres of salt flats is now only 30,000 acres. If this depletion continues unchecked, within a few years the Bonneville Salt Flats will become the Bonneville Mud Flats.
Remember, this place is on the National Registry of Historic Places. This is the place where Craig Breedlove and Art Arfons dueled for Land Speed Records for years. This is the place where car guys meet each year to test their personal best or attempt to set a new Land Speed Record. This special place is in danger.We need to Save the Salt, preserve our history and protect our future.
Want to get involved? Go to the SEMA Action Network to find our more about this issue and to contact your representatives in Congress. They need to know that we expect them call upon the BLM to end or sharply curtail the mining in the areas close to the Salt Flats.Your representatives need to support hearings and legislation which are for the purpose of protecting and preserving the Salt Flats for future generations. But for that to happen, you need to let them know. If you don't act now, this special place will be in danger of extinction. (Photos courtesy Hot Rod.)