Rad, right? That’s Jim Hunter in 1956. He was the third fastest bike on the salt that year… He turned just under 163mph.
Let me introduce you to Ron Kellogg. For those that don’t know, he’s the owner and proprietor of one of the largest and best vintage automotive photography collections on the planet. If you can think of it, he probably has a picture of it from 1947… or ’48… or ’49… It really is incredible. To top it off, he lived a lot of this stuff we love as well.
One of our members sent over this video last week and felt compelled to post it. There is just something about silent video capturing such a loud exercise that makes everything seem so graceful. I mean, I would love to hear the tune of those motors… But, in a way it’s awful fitting to watch such a wonderful race without distraction.
One of our members on the H.A.M.B. recently spouted off about his experiences on the salt. After reading it, I figured you guys would love it as much as I did. It’s a Honda… But hey, its my site and my rules and I get to take some liberties every now and then.