Friday, October 8, 2010

October thoughts and a goal for next year

As most of you may know, one of my pastimes is working on motorcycles. I usually have a project sitting on the lift at the house most of the time. I am currently finishing up a 1952 45-inch solo that I am preparing for an auction this January.

I have had a passion for motorcycles since the age of 11 when I was given one by my dad. Since that point, I have had numerous brands, types and sizes of them but for the past 16 years I have mainly spent my time with Harley-Davidsons. Zachary, Brandan and I built a chopper back in 2006 that I took to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. That was a memorable experience for the boys and me. Four months of solid work in the shop at home and a lot of figuring and learning along the way.

On a recent trip to Wendover, Tammy and I stayed the night at a motel on the eastern edge of the town. The parking lot was full of people there for the speed finals at Bonneville. Being me, I talked to quite a few of these folks and found that they have the same blood pumping in them as I do in me for the love of anything powered by an internal combustion engine and the want to make it not only look good but Go Fast!

So, here’s the deal. I have a motorcycle that is going to become a project/representative for the company over the next 10 months. We intend to build a machine (in our off time) that we can go after a land speed record with next year. I have set a tight budget and we are going to limit ourselves to a 500cc class.

Some of you may be saying to yourselves, “What does this have to do with E.C.T.?” Everything! We pride ourselves in being able to solve problems, be creative, and achieve greater heights than our competitors can. So why not think outside the box?

I will be posting some pictures and notes as we get started on this “Run for the Salt 2011”. All along the way, we will give progress reports and post build pictures so you can follow along. This will be fun for us and I hope for you as well.


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