We found a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true god. It's a piece of land shaped roughly like a frying pan—flat and hot—bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt.
To get there, drive west for about an hour and a half from Salt Lake City, Utah on the I-80 towards Reno. Drive past the vast pools of sulfur, where there's no escaping the smell of rotten eggs. Take exit No.4 and keep going until the road ends. You'll feel a bump as the wheels of your car drop off the edge of the pavement and then start rolling across the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Welcome to gearhead heaven.