1937 Harley Flathead reaches speed of 148mph at Bonneville
Paul Friebus of American Cycle Fabrication sets a Land Speed Record on his 1937 Harley Flathead at Bonneville 2009. His fastest speed was 148.166mph making it the fastest naturally aspirated Flathead at Bonneville.
MG Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats 1956
MG produced a series of experimental cars that were piloted by Captain
George Eyston and took several world speed records. Several other speed
record attempts continued with Goldie Gardner exceeding 200 mph (320 km/h)
in the 1100 cc EX135 in 1939.
After World War II record breaking attempts restarted with 500 cc and 750
cc records being taken in the late 1940s. And once again, in the mid
1950s. This film was shot in 1956 as a Californian driver Ken Miles is
teamed up with Captain George Eyston and Johnny Lockett to attempt to set
several new land speed records.
They set a Class F record of 141.81 mph over 1700 miles during 12 hours and
a straight away record of 170.15 mph.
Darracq V8 1905 Land speed record holder
This is the engine out of the 1905 Darracq
The engine is the original but the car is a replica
It is a V8 of over 25 Litres capacity (approx 1550 Cubic inches)used in the
setting of the land speed record of about 108MPH (174KPH) in 1905
To find out more about this remarkable vehicle http://www.darracq-v8.co.uk/
Bonneville August 2013
In 1912 people begun using the Bonneville Salt Flats to race vehicles to
set land speed records. today there are multiple public and private land
speed events held on the "flats" or the "salt." Bonneville has become known
worldwide as the mecca for land speed racing. This video covers some of
this year's event which was in August.
1942 Harley-Davidson WLA Kick Start and Tire Burn Out - TATRO MACHINE
1942 Harley-Davidson WLA Kick Start and Tire Burn Out.
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1942 WLA time lapse assembly video
WLA motor overhaul
Running an antique military motorcycle.
1965 Harley-Davidson PanHead is the blue motorcycle.
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Harley racing parts, mid 30's-late 70's. My current race bikes are: 1959 kr
top speed 152.0 mph,1957 xlr top speed 161.9 mph, 1979 xl single top speed
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The 1942 Harley Davidson WLA motorcycle and Harley Davidson XA motorcycle
were two models Harley designed for the United States military during World
Though rival Indian also supplied motorcycles to the U.S. military during
World War II, the majority of those used in battle were Harley-Davidson
Wearing the requisite Olive Drab paint, these were 45-cubic-inch V-twins
fitted with special equipment for wartime use. Items such as an ammo box,
machine-gun scabbard, and rear carrier are obvious; less so are the special
"blackout lights" front and rear that projected only a small sliver of
light in an effort to avoid detection.
In all, roughly 80,000 WLAs were built, many being sold as surplus after
Chasing a Landspeed Record at Bonneville with a 1100hp Camaro! - Roadkill Ep. 20
On this episode of Roadkill, Finnegan builds an 1,100-horsepower big-block and
Freiburger brings a Camaro that he's run 261 mph at
the Bonneville Salt Flats. Put 'em together and it's a recipe for win,
right? If you think so, you're probably not a Roadkill regular. It turns
into an entire adventure just getting there, and gets more interesting from
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Bonneville Salt Flats: Automotive heaven
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
Welcome to gearhead heaven.