Tuesday, February 18, 2014

1974 Vintage Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Record Article - The 12-Second Mile

October 1, 1974, Don Vesco set a new motorcycle Land Speed Record with his twin-engined Yamaha streamliner. After two days of battling demons, the pair of four-cylinder TZ750 road-race motors whisked Vesco through the measured mile at 7:02 p.m. His speed of 281.702 mph bettered the existing record of 265.492 by 16.21 mph. At that velocity he covered the mile in 12.7 seconds. 1974 Bonneville Land Speed Record Don Vesco 6-Page Article available at www.DadsVintageAds.com CLICK THE PICTURE TO "BUY IT NOW" Digg It! Stumble Delicious Technorati Twitter Facebook
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