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Candid pictures from Speed Week 2009
The beautifully illustrated Jesel pickup displayed a bit of the Vesco Family racing history on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Rick Vesco autographs the picture of himself as an 11 year old boy standing by his father, John Vesco and their new car, "Little Giant" in 1957.
Rick and Don Vescos' "The Turbinator" is also on the car. Don set the world's fastest wheel-driven vehicle record in 2001 @ 458 mph.
Long time family friend and crew member, "Uncle Lance" Morris assisted our drivers Rhonnie & Rick.
Lance buckles Rhonnie's helmet.
Rhonnie is ready to make her first run.
Team photographer, Rikki Scott, (Photo Fox) adjusts camera.
Rick prepares to swap Model A for the Small Block Chevy.
Allan Neff and Rick Kunze in serious discussion.
Cliff Scott cleans up the engine compartment.
Rhonnie joins Cliff in the work.
Rick directs the crew.
444 with the Chevy is loaded for inspection.
Off they go!
Holly Killen keeps the followers on Twitter informed while Karen Spangler watches.
The girls get up at the crack of dawn to cheer Rick on his backup run on Thursday.
Team Vesco is ready to set a new record.
Allan pushes # 444 to the line.
Lance brings the gear.
John Lee takes the canopy off.
Rick cleans his glasses before driving.
Rick is in the car ready to roll!
Rick's back up run of 328.17 mph with an exit speed of 337.378 secured a new record!
Crew Bill Lee and Rick Kunze listen to Rick's breakdown of the run.
Rick Kunze rides as # 444 is pushed to the trailer.
The crew loads the ever faithful # 444, Little Giant.
Rick comtemplates the run on the way back to the pits.
Strategy talks regarding next month are underway.
The "Pit Chicks" wax "Little Giant."
Team Vesco's crew take the pits down.
"Little Giant # 444" and Team Vesco will return for World of Speed in September.
Cliff says "so long" for now and remember - since 1933 "Team Vesco Delivers."
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