Thursday, April 18, 2013

1965 Print Article/Photos - Bonneville - Some interesting achievements

Top Photo: Typifying the search for speed at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats is Bill Martin in his 250cc Yamaha-powered streamliner. Burning gas he set FIM mark of 173.85 mph. To maintain low silhouette Martin peers out small windshield via a periscope; Bottom Left Photo: Germany's Wilheim Herz with NSU car, powered with 500cc NSU motorcycle engine, set record of 164.59 mph. Hopes to fit engines into 2-wheeled streamliners to recapture "world's fastest" title; Bottom Right Photo: Detroit's Bob Leppan had handling problems with twin-engine Triumph, hit 190 and hopes to return for possible 250 mph run. 1965 Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week 1-Page Article available at www.DadsVintageAds.com CLICK THE PICTURE TO "BUY IT NOW"

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