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900+ HP MGA Sets Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats

Tom Barnhart of the Waddill Racing Team joined CMGC members at our Natter & Noggin May 12th at Mack's. Tom and the team set a class record last year during Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats with their "Bonneville A". The "A" is a blown, fuel injected, Chevy V6 powered 1957 MGA, dynoed at over 900HP! The "A" achieved a record 243.97 MPH in the Class E / Blown Modified Sports category. Tom is currently preparing his own MG powered speed record car and is assisting in the development of an Alfa Romeo salt car as well. Tom shared exciting stories and photos with the CMGC and Alfa Romeo Owners Club members in attendance.

(Editor's thanks to Kim Tonry for alerting me to the event and allowing me to steal some words on the subject from NAMGBR's "MGB Driver" magazine.)

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