Speed trials of the EX 179 on the Bonneville Salt Beds, Utah U.S.A.
Speed trials of the EX 179 on the Bonneville Salt Beds, Utah United States of America. 1954?
The B.M.C. developed EX 179 Speed trials. Various shots of the car dwarfed by the desert mountains as it speeds across the flat sands of Utah. The track seems to be a black line on the sand. The Official Timing Stand is seen being towed in the desert, as is the EX 179 as it arrives for the trial. The EX 179 drives in and out of a large Castrol shed as team mechanics gather around the car, and assemble the bonnet onto the chassis. The car is seen being pushed up onto a low loader. "Welcome to Utah" by the side of the road. A small desert settlement is seen with another enormous sign of a cowboy saying "welcome to Utah".
The B.M.C. team gather round the car with many a smile as the driver climbs out, it looks as if the trials are a success.
Driven by George Eyston and Ken Miles, EX 179 took 8 international and 28 national records in 1954. Eyston drove the EX 179 with the 1466 cc engine at Bonneville in 1954 and did 153.6 mph Class F. The EX 179 went on to take at least 86 other speed records in 1956 and 1957.