Kevin's 2008 Speed Record Journal
About the Project
Our good friend Dan Holmes ("Dyno-Dan") of the Classic Motorcycle Association, with support from Classic Motorworks Royal Enfield USA and individual contributors from the world-wide Royal Enfield and classic motorcycle communities, attacked the world records this year with his new-and-improved Bonneville Bullet at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, the home of land speed records.
Dan and his team set 2 AMA records and one AHRMA record!
Even better, Dan and his team are all looking forward to improving and beating our own records next year. As our plans start to gel, we will keep you informed!
This race and speed records was a dream that was kept alive by Dan Holmes ever since he brought a Royal Enfield here a few years ago. Ours was a frugal, low-budget race team like many of the others there. We were able to do this because of our sponsors. Our team was unique because of the grass-roots sponsors who gave $20 (or whatever they could) over the past few years. This support kept the team motivated and intact for the duration.
The people who volunteered to help with building the motorcycles, riding them, and supporting them were indispensible. All of these people have real lives, but somehow found the time and money to leave work and make this happen. Royal Enfield Motors of Chennai was a sponsor and helped us with engines and other technical support. Both Classic Motorworks and Hitchcocks Motorcycles also contributed many parts and supplies.
Special Thanks to Bob Hutchinson
While all of us contributed in our own way it is safe to say that none of this would have happened without the major support shown by Bob Hutchinson the owner and founder of the Wireless Industry Association and well as the founder of the Classic Motorcycle Association. Bob hass been a motorcycle owner and enthusiast since 1951. In addition to a major contribution of money and he also contributed valuable organizational and marketing experience, publicity expertise, and internet server facilities.
Bob plans to take the story of the Bonneville Bullet Project to the World through the web and International media. Browsers can see a Bob Hutchinson bio on the web. In addition to all his financial and other support, Bob sent a three-person photo and video team to document the entire event. They've taken hours of fabulous video and hundreds of professional photos. Bob will be publishing these soon at the Classic Motorcycle Association website. It will be worth your time to keep checking with the CMA for this stuff and to send your friends there as well.
We are all looking forward to improving and beating our own records next year. As our plans start to gel, we will keep you informed.
2008 Bonneville Bullet Production Photos
Previous Bonneville Attempt Photos