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    Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt

    Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt

    1h 20min
    2011     Documentary     USA

    Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt is about an America that has all but disappeared, when lucrative business deals were cemented by a handshake and state of the art automobiles were designed on the backs of envelopes. It tells the story of an unsung hero and self-made man, David Abbott Jenkins, who, with almost superhuman stamina and boyish charm, set out to single-handedly break every existing land speed record on his beloved Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah. More than a century later, many of "Ab's" records remain unbroken and the legacy lives on in his custom car. Looking like something Batman would have owned, the story comes full circle when Ab's son Marv, restores the 12-cylinder, 4800-pound "Mormon Meteor" to its glory days for a ceremonial lap on the salt.

    Directed byCurt Wallin
    Written byMichael Chandler, Jennifer Jordan

    Featuring

    Patrick Dempsey
    Jay Leno
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