For the Love of Fast Cars

Lessons in trust, distance, and growing up

In 1973 this car, nicknamed the Flying Brick, set a speed record of 266 mph. I shot the picture, but my mind was elsewhere. Photography: Andy Romanoff

II first went to the salt flats of Bonneville, Utah, in 1973. I drove there in a ’68 Chrysler loaded up with a 16mm Arri, a Bronica, a porn star, and a pocket full of drugs. I’d been hired by Steed Oil to shoot movies of a roadster they were sponsoring, the Sadd, Teague & Bentley.