Photo of the Day
March 12, 2014
The odd is the norm at Bonneville. For Speedweek in '63 the George E. Hall Motorcycle Shop and the Hogue Brothers Body Shop entered this little Class I Streamliner powered by a 18.5" Honda. They were after Bud Hare's 1960 record of 120.00 mph. The orange machine cut a lap at 128.20 mph to cop a first in class and qualify for a record run. Bonneville luck prevented them from taking home a record. On the left you can see the top half of the Markley Brothers tank. It was powered by a 249" Desoto gunning for the Colvin-Holder-Purvis '59 record of 219.453 mph. It wowed everyone with a qualifier at 280.15 mph and then went on to two-way at 258.439 mph for a new record. In the background we can see the number 180 on the black Class B tank of Kelley-Johnson. Their goal was to up the existing Tom Beatty record of 243.438 mph set in '62. The team laid an egg and no speed was recorded.
©AHRF/Julian Doty Collection.
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