I've been here two days. So busy working on a live audio feed to the web, haven't enjoyed my usual chair sitting at inspection to count Buells. Did see 2 Blasts, on with turbo. Tomorrow, if the bugs and gliches get sorted, there will be a webcast hosted by Meridix, no sign in, no cost, search "landracing" and Bob's your uncle. Planned to have a plug and go, no brains, no headaches start up, but spent a long time on the phone with their excellent support guy.
Wind came up to 34 mph, early shut down.
Tomorrow, I'll look for Buells after it gets up and running. Cheers
I was there a couple of hours yesterday & all day today. Absolutely the coolest motorsports event I have ever witnessed. Saw some cool bikes & at least two 300+ MPH passes by cars. I have a bazillion pics- I'll post some when I get home.
Back home from Bonneville- 7 hours of flying from SLC- ack!
Here's a few pics from what I shot:
Turbo'ed Ducati and blown Triumph
Turbo'ed flathead Harley
1650cc Buell (?)/ Sportster (?)
A couple of Buell tubers (S-1's?)
My favorite car of the meet- the Hudson Boy's Hudson-powered streamliner. He turned 218 MPH with a blown Hudson Hornet 308 cubic inch flathead 6.
Turbo'ed Blast!!! Let's see- Blast engine and various other parts, tuber wheels, XB fairing. Think there are any 1125 parts on there?
I believe this lady turned a 197 MPH pass.
Interesting mod'ed flathead Harley. Looks like intake and exhaust ports have been reversed and new intake passages plumbed in. I can't figure out what the hell the original carburetor hanging off the opposite side does. Keeps guys like me wondering "WTF?" I guess.
This bike blew my mind- 90cc (?) Honda- with turbo!
Closeup of turbo.
My first time to Bonneville but I'm pretty sure it won't be my last. I think I have an inkling of why these guys get "salt fever" now.
Court "Seriously fast folks." AND very pleasant to talk too when I visited them in their pit. They were busy chasing an electrical problem on the 1987 bike which turned out to be just a bad connector but still had time to talk to me and explain what was going on. I actually broke the conversation to let them continue but they were pretty sure that was why one cylinder started mis-firing. Man does that bike sound good at speed!
It amazed me how utterly wet the surrounding track areas were but after talking to the racers how very dry the track was. Outstanding job by SCTA personnel. Also nice photos Hughlysses, like mine so no need to post again. Bob
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