Motorcycle collector and Supershow
producer Bar Hodgson plans to prove he’s still got it at 70 years old
… on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Hodgson intends to pilot a Team Arrow
Racing streamliner during Bonneville Speed Week in August, chasing a
50-year-old speed record. In 1956, William Herz rode a supercharged
NSU streamlined motorcycle to a record 339 km/h, a feat unmatched to
The Windsor, Ontario-based Bob Williams Arrow team, which
holds the record for 650 cc motorcycles (also at 339 km/h), tried to
beat Herz’s speed in 2006, and managed a one-way run of 360, but blew
a tire on the required return run.
Bar thinks he can bring the record home
in the Williams machine. You can see the bike and meet its hopeful
rider at the Motorcycle Supershow, running Jan. 4 – 8 at the
Toronto International Centre. For more info, click on