Austin Healey Bonneville Salt Flats Record British Wire Wheels
Classic Car Performance

Austin Healey Bonneville Record T-Shirt

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  • Premium shirts.
  • Super soft
  • Athletic cut.
  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (90% cotton/10% polyester)
  • Laundered fabric is comfortable and lightweight
  • Tear away label

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We are proudly honoring the record run of the Austin Healey 100 on the Bonneville Salt Flats by Donald Healey in 1953 (under 3000cc class):  Average speed achieved by Donald was 142.63 over the measured mile.

In September 1953, Donald Healey took his 100 sports car to the Bonneville Salt Flats. The aim: to smash as many speed records as possible. This was a well-planned, well-orchestrated Works undertaking that included Carroll Shelby in the driver line up. Over the course of a week record after record fell, and the British team returned home with over 100 National and International speed records, including a 24 hour average speed of 132.29 mph and a variety of distance records from 200km to 5000km. The car used was essentially the prototype 100S, the subsequent ‘production’ model incorporating many of the modifications developed for the salt flats.  This feat helped propel Healey's little sports car, and the Austin Motor Company, on to the international stage

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