Thursday, September 7, 2006

Record confirmation / inspection

The bike getting its motor measured in the impound area to confirm its displacement. Only then can they confirm a record run.

The paperwork has been signed and our record confirmed by the AMA.

The team, left to right:
Mark Braunstein
Chris Bernard
Django Zaloom
Scott Kolb
Tom Romano
Greg Meola, not pictured.
Victor Vondracek, not pictured.

Warming up the bike before the start.

Tom lends a helping hand to get the bike underway. We try for four days and miss out on the 'special construction partially streamlined' record by 4 MPH. Our top speed is 129.5 and the record is 133.5.
The other record we hoped for is 'special construction unstreamlined.' So for our last run of the event we pull off the streamlining and run for the unstreamlined record.

The unstreamlined record is 115.5
and we run 119.368, yahoo! We were the last bike to run at the event. This picture shows the bikes configuration when we took the record.

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Sunday, September 3, 2006

It takes us 20 hours of assembly and packing before we hit the road, with about 4 hours of sleep we embark on a 48 hour drive, straight through to Wendover, Nevada. The first day of the event we get the bodywork mounted onto the bike.

Big thanks to all involved.

Right side of the bike. We were trying to keep a vintage feel to the bike. I have too say we were heavily influenced by whoever photographed for Popular Mechanics circa 1970.

This detail shot shows the steering damper, required on all bikes running at the BUBS speed trials.