The Bonneville Story Part 3 Introductions Of The Streamliner To Bonneville
The Hot Rod Story Part 3 - Introductions Of The Streamliner To Bonneville Salt Flats. The Streamliner Was Introduced In This Segment, Including Mickey Thompson's "Challenger 1" Which Reached A Land Speed Record At That Time Of 406.60 MPH At The Bonneville Salt Flats. Many Other Big Names Chet Herbert, Christman Brothers.
Indian Motorcycle: The Spirit of Munro
Between the years of 1926 and 1961, one man from a small town in New Zealand dreamed of setting a land speed record on a 1920 Indian Scout. In 1962 at the Bonneville salt flats that man's dream finally came true. To honor the past and power the future, Indian Motorcycle built the Spirit of Munro, an all-metal tribute bike which would house the new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine. On May 5, 2013 the bike was run on a dry lake bed in California. A tribute to the great Burt Munro, and a celebration of the Indian Motorcycle that is yet to come. ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF MUNRO: Fully custom-built, the Spirit of Munro is an all-metal tribute to the racers and mechanics throughout history who have collectively built the legacy of record-breaking racing performance and strength that is Indian Motorcycle. The motorcycle is named in honor of Burt Munro's "Munro Special," the historic 1920 Indian Scout that broke the under-1000cc land-speed record in 1967 at the Bonneville Salt Flats as famously portrayed in the motion picture "The World's Fastest Indian." The Spirit of Munro was constructed by Jeb Scolman of Jeb's Metal and Speed in Long Beach, CA. It was designed from the ground up to house the new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine and showcase its awe-inspiring power and performance. See more at http://www.indianmotorcycle.com
240 mph Crash (Team Arrow)
If you liked this video and wonder how Team Arrow made this record breaking motorcycle you gotta watch (Bonneville 200Mph Club ) just click the video response link bellow to watch our newest video. .. Team Arrow ,from Windsor Ontario Canada is Home of the Worlds Fastest 500cc Motorcycle Fastest one mile average 228.58 mph August 18, 2006 World Record S-G 650 210.728mph August 4, 2004. This was the last run for Team Arrow, things seemed to be going great. Then at 240 mph just after mile 4 the tire just separated sending Team arrow crashing. The Arrow's On-board sensors automatically shut off the engine, shut off the fuel flow, trigger the halogen bottle in the rider compartment, and pop the twin parachute to ensure that the bike slows in a straight line rather than rolling repeatedly or flipping end to end, either which could have ended in injury or death for the rider. The system works ! just ask Gary Hensley who pilots the bike. Gary Hensley survived this crash, shaken but not injured, aside from having been packed in salt when the rider compartment hatch cover was ripped open. Special thanks to Bob Williams for allowing me to edit and post Team Arrow's video, they are a true world class team . Stay tuned for more amazing video's. A Little History of Bonneville Salt Flats. The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a US army officer who explored the area. The flats were first recognized for their potential as a speed-testing ground by Bill Rishel, who in 1896 had cycled across the area to win a competition run by the newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. In 1907 Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing. The use of the salt flats as a speedway began in 1914 with Teddy Tetzlaff's run there which exceeded the land speed record, although the new record was not officially recognised. Rishel continued to promote the area for racing, and in 1927 Ab Jenkins raced against a train over a 125-mile (201 km) stretch between Salt Lake City and Wendover. Jenkins went on to set up a 10-mile (16 km) circular course on the salt which he used to establish 24 hour records in 1932 and 1933. The area became internationally famous in 1935 when Malcolm Campbell set a new land speed record, making him the first to break the 300 mph (480 km/h) mark. For the next 35 years, nearly all land speed records were set at the salt flats.The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 159 square mile (412 km²) salt flat in northwestern Utah. The depth of the salt has been recorded at 6 feet (1.8 m) in many areas. A remnant of the ancient Lake Bonneville of glacial times, the salt flats are now public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake. Each rainfall erases tire marks and flattens the densely-packed salt pan that is inhospitable to plants. The area is extremely flat and aligned nearly perfectly with the shape of Earth