According to documentary film maker Brian Darwas, Bonneville is not vanishing. His new film, Three Mile, goes into detail about the flats and it’s bond to hot rodders. That spirit will live forever. Darwas has captured that spirit in the Three Mile documentary film.
There is no doubt that the Bonneville Salt Flats are an important resource to the automotive world, but the salt levels have diminished at an alarming rate, causing the cancellation of the famed “Speedweeks” for two consecutive years.
According to Darwas’ company, Atomic Hot Rods, the film shows how valuable the Salt Flats are, and the concern raised by the recent cancellations of the Speedweeks events. The documentary also goes on to show the passion, hard work, and dedication behind the scenes been so important to keep this event alive.
According to Atomic Hot Rods, “Racing at Bonneville isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life. It creeps into the essence of everything these racers do all year long in preparation for that one week on the salt. That one chance each year to not only take a stab at a new record, but test and develop new technologies that go into improving the automotive world. Many of the safety and handling features in new cars come directly from the race track to your driveway and ultimately to your family, keeping them safe out on the road.”
Darwas and the Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop go on a cross country trip showing how many hot rodders make their pilgrimage to the hallowed ground of Bonneville. The film documents the roadside breakdowns, shop tours, parking lot parties, and plenty of racing on the way.
The crew of 13 hot rods eventually gets to what many people call the birthplace of hot rodding, the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats. From New York to Utah, the film captures the essence of what Bonneville is.
The culmination of the film takes place when Keith Cornell breaks the world record for the fastest Ford Y-block. Those watching the film are treated to the full experience. From the salt pit rebuilds, tech inspections, and race runs to the sun in the face and salt in the air, Three Mile is about that race pass that people spend their lives chasing.
For more information, or to purchase the DVD check out www.AtomicHotRods.com