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Brian Paul Wiegand said:   March 8, 2016 12:12 am PST
What a wonderful effort! Larry, you have my admiration. It will so exciting to see the end result of all your hard work. Brian

Tim Maggee said:   January 24, 2016 4:23 pm PST
Thank you for sharing this site. I look forward to studying the results of your hard work.

Nadine De Freitas said:   September 3, 2014 7:09 am PST
Very nice site with lots of info. Thanks! Just wondered if you might update the information on the BUB week which is now called the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Delvene Manning is now running this event. Just returned and they did an amazing job of getting us maximum track time during wind and rain delays. Thanks! Nadine

Ricardo Tabares said:   July 29, 2014 7:41 pm PST
Awesome!! Gives us little guys big deams!!

Bill said:   July 26, 2014 4:46 am PST
Just wondering if you had any updates? Bill

Roger Dunkley said:   April 5, 2014 1:41 am PST
Hi Larry, This is a great website and a very impressive project !! I am also building an enclosed motorcycle, but for street use not a speed record !! I am very impressed with the amount of research you are doing, I struggled trying to understand how an enclosed motorcycle might behave in cross winds and decided to go ahead with my build. Unfortunately this resulted in a strange aerodynamic behavour - I believe that with a particular side wind direction, the resultant lift was on the same side of the bike that the wind came from, which gives you no mechanism to counteract this force.... Your thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated !! My blog page is Regards, Roger

Bob Dalton 200MPH club member said:   December 28, 2013 8:19 pm PST
Great Site and Project.. enjoy the build.. remember that.. here are some links to my car.. see you on the salt and this was first run with hemi.. to the 3 mile Great job.. bob dalton

Nelson Kelm said:   November 21, 2013 1:37 pm PST
Very impressive!! Not much left of the sacrificial motor cycle. Good luck. Keep me posted. N

Bram Pater said:   October 20, 2013 3:41 pm PST
Greay to see what happens in the family. It's a pitty you ca't ride that thing in the Netherlands, as I like to see it in real. Whish you gooooood luck

Tony Brunson said:   June 7, 2013 7:07 am PST
Really looking good look forward to watching it run at the flats.

Hany Zaghloul said:   February 11, 2013 5:42 pm PST
You're nearly done, very impressive work and an interesting, thorough log for the progress. One thing I may have missed: when are you planning to take it to the race and are you going to do some dry runs in Illinois somewhere before the Big Day? Inquiring minds want to know.

Bjorn said:   February 7, 2013 1:36 pm PST
Hi Larry Thanks for the advice regarding rule books. I plan to buy the "SCTA 2012 Rules and Records Book" since it is available on their home page. My ice racing is going fine. Me and my vife had a test day at the nearby lake last weekend. Please find some videos here: and We are both going to attend the speed event next weekend. My 1 goal is 100 MPH average speed over 1000 meter, the second is 110 to 115 MPH. The unofficial speed record on ice is said to be about 210 MPH. Since the ice conditions seems to be really nice so far this a new record might be set. BR / Bjorn

Larry said:   February 4, 2013 10:41 am PST
The rule books do specify technical requirements. There are actually three pertinent rule books. SCTA is for cars and bikes. AMA/BUB and FIM (international) are bikes only. The "Events" page and the last entry on the "References" page of this website give info on how to find rules and records. How goes the ice racing?

Bjorn said:   January 30, 2013 1:38 pm PST
Hi Larry Does the rule book also contain technical rules such as tube sizes, fire supression systems, safety harness and so on? Regards / Bjorn

Björn said:   November 17, 2012 1:47 am PST
I wish you luck! Please update your webbpage as the project continues. Since I´m also a mechanical engineer I find your theoretical approach very interesting. Here in Sweden we also have some speed events but on ice. I participated this year with my 1972 Kawasaki 750 twostroke and almost reached 100 MPH but a streamliner would really be fun to have. Björn

Larry Pater said:   November 15, 2012 7:08 pm PST
Bjorn, the plan was to run in August 2012 - which did not happen. The new schedule calls for next August. Wish me luck. :-)

Björn said:   November 14, 2012 12:49 pm PST
Hi Very interesting reading. When do you plan the first run?

Mike White said:   October 18, 2012 10:16 am PST
Oh wow… what an awesome web site! (How am I supposed to key in a partial derivative symbol into this crazy authenticity checker?? You chose this on purpose to keep me out!) I could spend all weekend reading the bibliography. Anyway, I needed to share this link:

Doug May said:   October 7, 2012 12:06 pm PST
Most Excellent Larry. You have made a lot of progress since last info. You do a fantiastic job of managing the desing process of perfromance versus cost!! Engineering at its best!!

Jeff Kirby said:   October 4, 2012 4:48 am PST
A very impressive site and I am sure will be very interesting to others with the same dream/goal.

Dave said:   October 3, 2012 3:53 pm PST
Larry are you going to be able to compete with this?

Terry said:   October 3, 2012 1:37 pm PST
Ahhh, wheels and an engine with the chassis... now your're getting somewhere!! Won't it run better, tho, with hubs in the wheels?? Looking GOOOOOD!!!

Larry Pater said:   October 3, 2012 6:18 am PST
Thanks, Danny. I did all the welding with my Miller MIG, with the exception of a few critical welds on the aluminum wheel hubs. Those were done by my friend Paul Cain, who is a master with a TIG torch.

Danny Brunson said:   October 3, 2012 6:08 am PST
Looking good Larry. The welds look good. Who did it?

Derek Pater said:   September 10, 2012 9:33 pm PST
Nice! I hope you left room for the fuzzbuster...

Dave said:   September 6, 2012 1:09 pm PST
Great website, I'll keep checking back to see how you are doing with the streamliner progress! Good Luck Larry!!! Dave

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