This is my 1955 Triumph land speed bike. I started out building it as a chopper, but after hanging with friend and fellow Redliner Wes White of Four Aces, I started getting interested in giving land speed racing a go and changed direction. The narrow gas tank and shouldered alloy rims were already a good start, and the rest of the bike was built to meet SCTA rules, specifically for the 750 c.c. A-VG and APS-VG classes.
Prior to racing at Speed Week 2010 at the Bonneville Salt Flats I had no racing experience. My first bike was a 1970 Triumph when I was 18 (in the late '90s) and I was into vintage bikes and choppers, which led me down the path to vintage racing. I will be racing this bike in 2012 in addition to my newest bike, The Milwaukee Murderer, a dual engine pre unit Triumph land speed bike.
|The Milwaukee Murderer... in progress. Mock up motors, exhaust etc. Will be done by end of June.|
|Two trophies for records set at Speed Week 2012. 750cc A-VG 117.108 mph average and APS-VG 116.171 mph. Top speed recorded was 120.9 mph.|
|Getting ready for a run at Speed Week 2010.|