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Offline Stainless1

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3765 on: October 27, 2019, 11:03:53 AM »
So Fred what are you going to run next year when you go back.... 130 Club.... 150 Club or are you building something for LSR
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Red Hat 228.039, 2001, 65ci, MSA Bockscar Lakester with a little N20 
MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3766 on: November 04, 2019, 06:28:25 AM »
Thought I'd say hello, I'm building a 100cc classic bike to hopefully take to Bonneville either 2020 or 2021.
I broke a world water speed record at Coniston last year. Are there any pages on this forum with info on shipping bikes from the UK to Bonneville?

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3767 on: November 04, 2019, 09:26:00 AM »
First... Which one is the fastest... the boat or the bike?

and welcome

There are quite a few threads that talk about shipping... use the search function.  There has been multiple bikes shipped from England... half a dozen in one container... there is a thread about their journey.
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Red Hat 228.039, 2001, 65ci, MSA Bockscar Lakester with a little N20 
MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

Offline roflhat

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3768 on: November 04, 2019, 11:27:44 AM »
So far the boat is faster, the bike hasn't even run yet! Record speed is 70.10mph in the boat, 74.9mph top speed but it's an average of two runs, one each way. Still going for more in the boat too, maybe next year I'll go for the water and land speed records.
Thanks  8-)
Had a look through the forum using the search but haven't found any current threads, will keep looking. Might start a thread about my own bike, only just started work on it

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3769 on: November 04, 2019, 02:52:31 PM »
Hi Roflhat, i shipped my own bike from the Uk to Bonneville this year, and encountered many many pitfalls that i can warn you about, although worried your classic 100cc might be up against my own record!!  :-D, Pm me and i'll help all i can, cheers Ian

Offline raceDSM

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3770 on: November 12, 2019, 04:13:23 PM »
Hello, my name is Dean (aka raceDSM). I'm new to land speed racing, but was fortunate enough to race two cars this year at the Cook's Bonneville Shootout...yes, the 2019 edition actually did occur. My average speed numbers are still "subject to FIA homologation", so I'll hold off mentioning. Anyway, I've had a great time so far, and look forward to heading back to the salt someday.

Offline Periculi68

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3771 on: November 18, 2019, 12:32:30 PM »
Hi from the UK.
Guy at work led me to this forum.
Interested in all things speed but Bonneville is on my list to visit.
Thanks for the add

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3772 on: November 25, 2019, 08:25:49 AM »
Hi all , my name is Clint from Downton, near Salisbury England, Life long petrol head got Harley Panhead Chopper, 72 Iron head sporty Flat tracker, dirt bike and a Gasser.. now building a 34 Ford 3 Window coupe, chopped chanelled running Caddy 429.... Lakes racer style
Better to burnout than fade away....

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3773 on: December 11, 2019, 03:54:06 PM »
Hello, Everyone.

My name is Eric LeVine...new to this forum. Former San Diego Roadster Club / SCTA / BNI member.

I started running motorcycles at El Mirage and Bonneville in 1989 with my team called "Twist-off Racing". We held quite a few records in 350cc and 650cc classes in the 90's. All but one of those have been taken.

I still hold one record at El Mirage on a Yamaha RZ350 in the un-faired fuel class, at 146+ mph.

Parked it all in 1997.

Starting a new project. Renewing my excitement for land speed racing. Glad to be part of this unique racing community!!

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3774 on: December 11, 2019, 09:21:08 PM »
welcome back  :cheers:
Stainless
Red Hat 228.039, 2001, 65ci, MSA Bockscar Lakester with a little N20 
MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3775 on: December 11, 2019, 11:00:00 PM »
Eric, I read an article on your RZ and have put to use a few of your ideas on our RZ.
Looking forward to seeing you on the salt.   :cheers:

  Don Jackson
« Last Edit: December 11, 2019, 11:01:36 PM by salt27 »

Offline Marhmol

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3776 on: December 15, 2019, 06:27:42 PM »
  Hello everyone ,

My name is Michael Perasic, most people call me Marhmol. A twenty year old nickname from my almost two year old nephew. It was cute and just stuck.
Like most kids with mini bikes and go karts,  we were introduced to speed at a young age.

  Until my early twenties I spent most of my free time on a dirtbike. It was in 1990, I think, when my brother and I visited our friends in Nevada with tall gears and I felt the bike moving underneath me the way it did @ 100mph out in the desert made me say to myself, this is it, I need to go to Bonneville!

Shortly after that we(me and my brother, Jake) raced formula singles in the AFM for for a few years and discovered you can build what ever you want. It just takes time and money.

  So many a years have passed, I?ll spare the details (you?re welcome).
This year went we to world of speed and drank the kool-aid.
Tried for the 130mph club. Didn?t quite make it. 123.425 in my stock VW. Would have been nice, but that?s ok. I had a great time and met a lot of great people and can?t wait to go back. This is mostly what my thoughts are filled with.

Thanks and see you on the salt.
It should have gone much further much faster.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3777 on: December 15, 2019, 07:30:14 PM »
Michael... what's your plan for next year.... gonna make the Vdub go faster or ya building something  :|
see ya on the salt  :cheers:
Stainless
Red Hat 228.039, 2001, 65ci, MSA Bockscar Lakester with a little N20 
MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3778 on: December 15, 2019, 07:48:17 PM »
  Well that?s the thirty thousand dollar question. Literally. Lol, just kidding
We have a few options. My passat could, should, can possibly make it if I.
Run thinner wheels, higher air pressure, tape off the front end.
And for goodness sakes have better starts!
Or we still have the race bike if i summit it and its allowed.
Or I trade in my vw for a new ford ranger and run it. Mmm turbo
Or by something slap some heads on and roll the dice.
Never the less, we?ll be there.


« Last Edit: December 15, 2019, 07:51:37 PM by Marhmol »
It should have gone much further much faster.

Offline matthewatanner

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3779 on: December 22, 2019, 07:41:13 AM »
Matt Tanner

Nashville, TN

Been an aircraft mechanic, a Blackhawk pilot, now I?m a PA, also the flight surgeon in the army. Love motorsports. Did the baja 1000 this year. Im apart of a non profit that helps vets via motor therapy. Wanting to maybe put together a 100cc Classic, but trying to get info has been challenging. Love going fast!