2006 Bonneville Salt Flats (Bubb’s Race Week)
Jay Allen (Broken Spoke Saloon) invited Sam Morgan to Bonneville to race his 1946 Chief on the salt! She took him up on it and came home with a “need for speed” and 2 world landspeed
records! One was on Jay Allen’s ‘46 Chief (built and also ridden by Dave Iverson & Jill) and the other on a ‘36 Chief belonging to Indian Lawrence and built by Guy (the “Wrecking Crew”) out of Oregon! The
original rider, Butch Cook, had to go drag racing after he set the first record. There was a technical(paperwork) problem and Guy needed another record run for the team, so he went to Sam, who had introduced herself
earlier in the week (as well as being on the salt with Butch), while drooling over the little red Chief! She also got to be monkey on a sidehack rig belonging to Fritz Kott. Yee ha!! Pics are below. Thanks to Jay A.
from Sam - from the bottom of her heart, which now has room for drome riding, racing, and skydiving! ;-)
Jay Allen lays claim to several world landspeed records (several on his HD)... and for sure is an inspiration to Sam and so many others for his good nature and sportsmanship, and just
darn loving to ride! A talented guy. Rodent came along and shot some great pix, and thanks to Claudia for saving us from the roasting heat!! While we were there we saw Chris & Duke and the guys from Cycle
Source, John Parham (J&P Cycles), Matt Koch, and many other friends!
Most of the pix below are courtesy of Rodent. I will credit the others as we go.