Bonneville World Finals Oct 5-8 2010
Driver: Channing Hammond
Engine: 498ci Big Block Chevy
The strings taped to the car are for a study of the air passing over the body. The car is pushed off the starting line by a push vehicle up to 45-50mph and then the run begins.
At the end of the run behind the camera the parachute is deployed and from the sound you can hear the car decelerate. The car is going about 100mph when I pull off the track and make my way to the return road, where I am met by our "elated" crew with the trailer to tow the car back to the starting line for another run where we qualified for the record with a 318mph 5th mile time with a 323mph terminal exit speed.
Tegan Hammond pilots the family's record setting #77 across the salt flats of Bonneville. GoPro footage provided by the Discovery Channel. Still photography by Joy. Editing and original music by Daniel Girard.