AMA National Land Speed Record Certificates Bonneville 2013
Henry Cole sets a new record an the AMA 750AVF class with "Baby Pendine"
Television presenter and all round good guy Henry Cole set a new record in the AMA 750AVF class riding a “Baby Pendine” 750cc Brough Superior motorcycle. This was Henry’s first time on the salt but he rode like a champ surviving a tank slapper and a breezy crosswind to record a best speed of 104.298mph in the flying kilo and 103.941mph in the flying mile. After waiting patiently in line for nearly three hours it was a fitting reward for the team and especially his crew chief Sam Lovegrove.
Conditions were deteriorating as the day went on although the salt stayed hard, the wind maderiding tricky. There was just enough time to get Henry’s bike through inspection and then he rode up to the line with seconds to spare. In spite of a headwind he was still able to record a flying mile at 95.619mph for an average speed of 99.78mph
Pictures by Gary S France
Brough Superior arrived in LA
Brough Superior CEO Mark Upham said "This is the next step in the evolution of the Brough brand. The team are fully committed to achieving all the goals that we have set for this event and I am confident we will achieve them"
Brough assembles in London
Brough Superior Bonneville Team starts to assemble in London
Press Release - Brough Superior back to Bonneville with two machines
BUB Speed Trials Bonneville Salt Flats 24th-29th of August 2013
After Brough Superior's Bonneville successful record attempt two years ago, you'll be interested to hear we are returning to the Salt Flats in late August...with two machines and three riders.
We are hoping to build on the achievement of 2011 when Eric Patterson broke the existing AMA/BUB Record by an additional 10 mph. Competing in the 1350-A-VG Category he twice took the 1100cc SS100 "through the traps", producing an average speed of 124.98 mph! [N.B. 1350-A-VG equals: 1350cc-unstreamlined-running on pump fuel.] During a 6-day stint on the salt Eric raised the machine's maximum speed from an initial 93 mph to an eventual best of 127 mph. A progressive learning curve saw Chief Engineer Al Gibson and his team making constant improvements to timing, carburetion, and gearing -- as well as to the chassis -- and, on the fifth day, fitting a pair of down-swept handlebars...enabling Eric to finally exceed 125mph.
The skilfully crafted 2-minute film, below, captures the flavour of the team's time on the salt, despite that throughout the footage the bike is depicted with its original high 'bars. It is also fair to say the haunting music will prompt Salt Flat followers to question whether they would relish travelling at these speeds on skinny tyres?
** Click on: http://vimeo.com/63846936
[Film by Clark Walker, Revival Cycles, Texas]
Prime riders for the brace of Broughs in August 2013 are Eric Patterson & Alan Cathcart who, cumulatively, have competed at Bonneville on six previous occasions. Programme permitting they will be joined by Jockey No: 3, popular TV presenter Henry Cole, who is eagerly anticipating his busman's holiday.
A Record attempt at this level cannot be mounted without the support of some generous sponsors, whose reward is the kudos of knowing they are part of Bonneville's rich history. Mark Upham, Brough's CEO, refuses to state this year's target speeds, but calculates every mile an hour increment costs £10,000 per mile! Discerning enthusiasts wishing to link with that extra mile [or part of] can e-mail Mark at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 00(43) 7586 744610
SPONSORS f. BONNEVILLE 2013
Jay Leno http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/
Alastair Gibson http://www.carbonart45.thedranggallery.com/
The Vintagent http://thevintagent.blogspot.co.at/
British Only Austria http://en.vintage-motorcycle.com/
Men's File http://www.mensfile.com/
Nick Clements http://www.nickclements.co.uk/
Ace Café http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/
Oakbridge International http://www.oakbridge-international.com/
Diamond B Construction Co., LLC http://www.diamondb.com/
Lewis Leathers http://www.lewisleathers.com/
Ace Cafe USA http://www.acecafeusa.com/
and the new Sponsors:
Matchless London http://www.matchlesslondon.com/
EGP Enterprises http://www.egp-enterprises.co.uk/about-the-organiser.html
EGP Enterprises - Kempton Park http://www.egp-enterprises.co.uk/kempton-bike-jumble.html
Henry Cole, HCA Entertainment. www.hcaentertainment.com
Luzzo Bespoke. http://www.luzzobespoke.com/
Gladstone Motorcycles. http://gladstonemotorcycles.com/
- Sinless Cycles http://www.sinlesscycles.com/
- El Monte RV Motorhomes http://www.elmonterv.com/en-us/home/?gclid=CPOYoK-777cCFYRP3godXFgAJQ
- Ford Commercial Fleet-Bob Sanseverino http://livermoreford.dealerconnection.com/Fleetservice/
- N.E.B. Engineering
- Friedrich W.Schneider GmbH & Co KG http://www.stetson-europe.com/55-0-Kontakt.html
- TaylorMade Racing http://www.racetaylormade.com/
- Métisse http://www.metisse-motorcycles.com/
- Velocette Motorcycles
- Vincent Motorcycles
- Boxer Design http://www.boxer-design.com/
- Ian Poskett
- Shora LFX TM Lithium Technology http://shoraipower.com/
We would like to thank all those people in the Brough Superior organization, who have given us their support and time.
Some of our team have paid their own way and given us their free time.
Brough Superior Races at Bonneville 1949