Boys of Bonneville:
Racing on a Ribbon of Salt.
Las Vegas, NV
February 21st at 7 PM.
DSU Eccles Fine Arts Center
Main Stage Theater
St. George, UT
February 23 at 7 PM
This documentary tells the thrilling story of an unsung hero and self-made man, David Abbott Jenkins, who, with almost superhuman stamina and boyish charm, set out to single-handedly break every existing land speed record. The fruits of his vision became known as "The Mormon Meteor", the fastest car on earth.
The film is narrated by Patrick Dempsey.
Boys of Bonneville is that rare animal: an exhilarating film about an unknown American hero, which leaves its audience cheering to the rafters and grabbing for their cell phones demanding to know “
Who is this guy, and where can I see this car?
” Well grab all your motorhead friends and enthusiasts because the audience can see this amazing car outside the Eccles on the evening of the screening in St. George.
"The Mormon Meteor" races on a ribbon of salt. But it is more than a story of a car. It is a story of an America that has all but disappeared, when lucrative business deals were cemented by a handshake and state of the art automobiles were designed on the backs of envelopes.
Seventy years later, many of "Ab’s" records remain unbroken and the legacy lives on in his custom car. Looking like something Batman would have owned, the story comes full circle when Ab’s son Marv, restores the 12-cylinder, 4800-pound “Mormon Meteor” to its glory days for a ceremonial lap on the salt.
Hosted by Director Curt Wallin
- Tickets for the St. George screening are $10 cash at the door. Reservations are required
- Tickets at the luxurious Eclipse Theaters are $16. Tickets may be purchased online and seating is limited.