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Thats Joe Petrali's (Spelling?) Land speed record setter from the late 1930s. He rode it to the record on Daytona beach. There was a big fishtail fairing but the record was set without it. Later, the factory handed it over to cam grinder and racer Bus Schaller (look for photos in a late '50 issue of 'Hop Up') to run at the salt flats. From what ive read, the bike was made up of all kinds of parts from the Harley inventory and storage rooms. Please, dont take anything of this as law; I can be and very well may be wrong on several points or the whole thing.
 

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Kyle said:
Thats Joe Petrali's (Spelling?) Land speed record setter from the late 1930s. He rode it to the record on Daytona beach. There was a big fishtail fairing but the record was set without it. Later, the factory handed it over to cam grinder and racer Bus Schaller (look for photos in a late '50 issue of 'Hop Up') to run at the salt flats. From what ive read, the bike was made up of all kinds of parts from the Harley inventory and storage rooms. Please, dont take anything of this as law; I can be and very well may be wrong on several points or the whole thing.
That's good stuff, thanks. I've seen the bike in a couple older Harley books but there never was much said about it. I found the picture while clearing out files on my office computer.
 
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