Video: Ride along with a 390mph Bonneville record-breaker

Nic Cackett

Busting the speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats is a serious business. Your average hot rod is not going to be good enough to crack 366mph, no matter how potent the engine is.

Consequently, George Poteet's Speed Demon is a proper old school Streamliner - shaped like a bullet, built from fibreglass and more than capable of covering the salt flats at beyond 150 metres per second.