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Paul Friebus sets a new Land Speed Record!
August 14th 2013

Record Time: 180.659 MPH
Backup/Return Run: 180.347 MPH
Down Run: 180.971 MPH
Listed below are the 4 Vintage Flathead bikes that we raced at Bonneville! 

1937 BigTwin Flathead : Paul Friebus

1937 BigTwin Flathead Turbo: Paul Friebus

1937 45" Flathead : Paul Friebus

1937 BigTwin Flathead – Production Class : David Pilgrim

1938 BigTwin Flathead – Turbo Charged : David Pilgrim

2009 BONNEVILLE RACING EVENTS :

Speed Week Results: 

What a great week we had at Bonneville speedweek 2009!
The weather was amazing and the Salt was perfect.
Paul set a new record at 142.248 mph on his naturally aspirated 1937 Harley Davidson Big Twin Flathead.

Paul also finished the 45 Flathead in time to take to Bonneville.
What a great little ride she is! We are still in the tuning process with her.
Her top speed was 98.4 mph! 
David Pilgrim's Top speed on his Turbo charged 1938 Big Twin Flathead was 147.236 mph.
The 60th Annual Bonneville Speed Week Event
Records set by our motors in this year :

A-VF 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 139.786 MPH

APS-VF 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Henry Friebus : 137.541 MPH

M-VG 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 140.141 MPH

M-VF 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 144.235 MPH

MPS-VG 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 144.005 MPH

MPS-VF 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 142.649 MPH

 As of 2008 our fastest speeds attained are as followed:

1937 Flathead – 145.932 MPH naturally aspirated. 1950 PanHead – 144.668 MPH on GAS.
2008 was a very special year for us.
Paul’s Harley racing lineage was reinforced this year when his father, Henry , raced at Bonneville on his 83rd
birthday and set a Land Speed Record. Henry did us proud. His fastest speed was 139.663 MPH!
He set the record at an average of 137.786 MPH (that’s a whopping 220.457 KM/H).


Paul’s parents came all the way from Cape Town, South Africa to race,
but First they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

With that behind them, they headed out to set another record.
This one Henry would set on his own at Bonneville.  (See our Bonneville video section for live coverage).


We couldn’t have this much fun without the SCTA/BNI staff who make this event possible.
THANK-YOU! Every year we are met by a team of enthusiastic professional folk who willingly guide us
every step of the way. Your work is greatly appreciated. www.scta-bni.org   

 Another wonderful event, made some great new friends.
And, as David Pilgrim likes to say after a week of racing : 
"Everything still runs and no-one got hurt. Mission accomplished" 
59th Annual Bonneville Speed Week Event

Records set by our motors in this year :

M-VG 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 130.556 MPH

M-VF 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 121.898 MPH

MPS-VG 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 123.051 MPH

MPS-VF 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 124.976 MPH

APS-VG 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 140.779 MPH

APS-VF 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 142.045 MPH

  We built David Pilgrim of Rockport , TX a 1950 Panhead motor to race Bonneville and race he did!
David set 2 records this year on his Panhead! This isn’t a 120 cubic inch aftermarket Panhead –
this is the real McCoy, a real Panhead, one that meets all the requirements set by SCTA to race
 in the Vintage Class. His fastest record was 142.045 MPH, and his fastest one-way speed was a
STAGGERING 144.668 MPH (naturally aspirated, running gas - NO methanol, NO alcohol, NO turbo - just gas).

Hats off to David Pilgrim – owner & rider!

Paul worked his Flathead magic once again and raced his 1937 Big Twin Flathead for the 2nd time at Bonneville.
He set four world speed records this time around. His fastest record speed was 130.556 MPH. Congrats Paul!  
58th Annual Bonneville Speed Week event 
Records set by our motors in this year :

A-VG 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 120.596 MPH

A-VF 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 110.360 MPH

APS-VG 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 121.363 MPH

APS-VF 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 119.929 MPH

A-VG 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 132.338 MPH

A-VF 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 127.931 MPH

APS-VG 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 128.241 MPH

APS-VF 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 130.960 MPH


Paul raced this year for the first time himself at Bonneville. Talk about checking off your bucket list!!
Paul’s 1937 BigTwin Flathead set 4 Land Speed records.

David Pilgrim of Rockport , TX raced his 1938 BigTwin Flathead for the 2nd year in a row at Bonneville.
David set 4 land Speed records also this event. When he is not racing at Bonneville, David is racing at
 the Texas Mile on his trusty Flathead.

What a great event this was! Our motors came home with 8 new Land Speed records.
57th Annual Bonneville Speed Week event
Records set by our motors on this year :

M-VF 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 105.147 MPH

MPS-VG 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 110.801 MPH

MPS-VF 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 121.815 MPH

In an issue of Easy Rider’s magazine, David Pilgrim, of Rockport, TX had read about Paul & his dream
to build a Flathead motor to race at Bonneville Salt Flats. After many discussions with Paul on the phone
David paid Paul a visit – no mean feat for this Texan given that he arrived in the middle of a snow storm!
David recalls the sight he saw as he entered American Cycle Fab & said that he knew right there and then
 that he was in FlatHead Heaven! The two of them talked ‘FlatHead turkey’ late into the night and all day
and every day that David was there. Paul was finally in a position to put all those years of design into practice.

It was a dream come true for both these guys. And what a dream it has turned out to be…..as at 2009 David has
 raced this motor countless times not only at Bonneville, but also at the Texas Mile & the Maxton Mile.
Major changes afoot this year for Speed Week 2009 where David will debut the new configuration of this very motor
– the very motor he raced for the 1st time in 2005 – turbo charged!
Follow our progress on www.scta-bni.org.  
TEXAS MILE RECORDS
MPS-VG 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 125.518 MPH
APS-VG 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 121.406 MPH
APS-VF 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 131.290 MPH
MPS-VF 1350cc : 1938 Flathead : David Pilgrim : 131.399 MPH
A-VF 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 131.114 MPH
APS-VG 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 135.697 MPH
APS-VF 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 135.851 MPH
A-VG 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 140.240 MPH
A-VF 1650cc : 1950 Panhead : David Pilgrim : 143.906 MPH

MAXTON MILE RECORDS
MPS-VG 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : 106.453 MPH
MPS-VF 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : 102.045 MPH
M-VG 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 104.842 MPH
M-VF 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 106.688 MPH

A-VG 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 127.598 MPH
A-VF 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 128.463 MPH
APS-VG 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 110.230 MPH
APS-VF 1000cc : 1937 Flathead : Paul Friebus : 117.573 MPH
2013 BONNEVILLE RACING EVENTS :

Speed week results:

 
Paul set a new record at 180.659 mph on his modified partially stream lined vintage blown gas 1937 Harley Davidson Big Twin Flathead.
 

Paul also set records on his 1937 45 ci W in the altered vintage fuel 500cc for a record speed of 111.839 mph.

And a record on his 1937 74 ci U model naturally aspirated modified partially stream lined vintage gas 1000cc a record of 139.048 mph.
2014 – Rained out !!!
 

    Records set by our motors in this year:
  A-VF – 1937 Flathead: Paul Friebus: 111.839 mph
  MPS-VBF – 1937 Flathead: Paul Friebus: 168.652 mph
  MPS-VBG – 1937 Flathead: Paul Friebus: 180.659 mph
  MPS-VG – 1937 Flathead: Paul Friebus: 139.048 mph

  MPS-VBF – Flathead: David Pilgrim: 149.676 mph
  MPS-VBG – Flathead: David Pilgrim: 152.622 mph
  M-VBF – Flathead: David Pilgrim: 159.420 mph
  M-VBG – Flathead: David Pilgrim: 150.548 mph 
The 65th Annual Bonneville Speed Week Event
2012 BONNEVILLE RACING EVENTS :

The 64th Annual Bonneville Speed Week Event

   Records set by our motors in this year:
  M-VBG – 1937 Flathead: Paul Friebus: 145.410 mph
  M-VBF – 1937 Flathead: Paul Friebus: 147.082 mph 
  A-VG – 1937 Flathead: Paul Friebus: 133.193 mph
2011 BONNEVILLE RACING EVENTS :

The 63rd Annual Bonneville Speed Week Event
Records set by our motors in this year:
  MPS-VBG: Panhead: David Pilgrim: 136.923 mph
2010 BONNEVILLE RACING EVENTS :

The 62nd Annual Bonneville Speed Week Event
 Records set by out motors in this year:
  MPS-VF: 1937 Flathead: Paul Friebus: 151.181 mph
  APS-VBF: Flathead: David Pilgrim: 150.402 mph 
  APS-VBG: Flathead: David Pilgrim: 143.684 mph 
  A-VF: Panhead: David Pilgrim: 141.337 mph 
  A-VG: Panhead: David Pilgrim: 140.337 mph 
The 61st Annual Bonneville Speed Week Event
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