Setting a Record for Cool – It’s the Bonneville Flyer
Motorized Bike Sets Records at Bonneville Salt Flats
Photographer turned record setter turned friend. It’s Gunther Maier on his “Sportsman Flyer” replica 1910 Indian board track race bike.
Photos in this story are © Keith Berr www.keithberr.com. Thanks Keith!
I posted this photo of Gunther enjoying his time in impound at Bonneville Speed Week 2012:
Gunther told me, he’s part of the RED RACER Team running a new production of an Indian board track racer form the 1910. The bike is the coolest and is made by Sportsman Flyer. (worth a look, or get your own kit!)
Gunther’s team runs in the SCTA’s A-PF class with a 175cc engine. With some success I might add! They ran 7 times and ended up in impound every morning. At the end of the meet, they had set 3 records with the fastest run at 74 mph. The final record for the class we have now is 73.652 mph.
That’s not bad since I’m seeing the old record at 64.563mph.
Gunther’s the photographer, but he had someone else take a few shots of him and this super cool bike. Enjoy and make sure to see all of Gunther’s photography at his website: Gunther Maier’s Roadhouse Pictures
Wearing the vintage gear, ready to race… about 50 year ago!
With his real game face on and the 52 Buick of Jeff Brock in the background. The bike’s cool, but I’ll still take Jeff’s “Bonneville Bombshell”
Is that Gunther or the Fastest Indian Burt Monro?
Nothing but possibilities!
Thanks for the pictures Gunther! See ya next year.