I have developed this odd and maybe expensive ( I want to build one!)fascination for these speed record cars. I was looking through sites with old photos and came across this real cool one taken on the Salt in 1946. It is Bill Burke and his tank racer , said to be the first one built to race there. I think this one was off of a P-51. He later built a 2nd car with a P-38 tank.
before you put pencil to paper. I live in the SG valley, so if you ever plan a trip to El Mirage let me know. These guys are great. When I was the National Sales Manager for Justice Brothers, we use to put together goody bags of our product and pass them out in the pits. If you plan to compete, there have been several rule changes you need to know about. The folks who compete with SCTA are a great group. Here is there web page.