Recently I had the opportunity to meet and talk with Tom Burkland. Living close to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah I heard about cars going over 400 mph but had never seen one up close.
Tom shared with us his story and how he got into racing. His passion and desire to design, engineer and build a car to go over 400 mph was mesmerizing. From the aerodynamics, constructing two V-8 engines (one that is pulling the car, the other that is pushing), to putting a sophisticated braking system in place. So many details, so many things to think about.
There are only three places in the entire world that can accommodate a land vehicle going at those speeds. It costs $5,000 to get the car prepared to start the engine up.
Can you imagine driving a car over 400 mph?
Here is a link to a video about Tom’s story,
People are amazing. We all have our own unique story to tell and the opportunity to be fascinated by the amazing things people do around us every day.