Chris Carr at AMA HoF Museum breakfast

World’s fastest motorcyclist at Hall of Fame event

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jan. 19, 2010
The world’s fastest motorcyclist will be the guest of honor at the 22nd annual AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Breakfast, March 5 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Motorcycle land-speed record holder Chris Carr and the builder of his record-setting streamliner, Denis Manning, will be at the event, ready to talk about their achievements and what it’s like to ride at 367 mph.

“Just in the month of November, I’ve gone over 300 mph nine times, and it’s a really amazing thing,” says Carr, a 26-year AMA Flat Track racing veteran who will compete in the Daytona double-header March 3-4. “There’s not much time to think about what’s going on at those speeds – you’re just reacting. For me, I really love talking about it. It’s fresh. Don’t get me wrong. I love flat track, but I’ve been talking about flat-track for 35 years. Land-speed racing is a whole new experience, and I’ve been lucky that my experiences at Bonneville have been pretty cool of late.”

While Carr’s record-setting run lasted a few seconds, his streamliner motorcycle was the product of three decades of development.

“People think that this is a lot of work, and it is – it’s been 30 years of effort leading to this point – but it’s not like we mind it,” says Manning. “Land-speed racing is something we love, and something that we wouldn’t trade for anything. I may never make the Fortune 500 chasing the world motorcycle land-speed record, but for us, it’s a real passion.”

Chris Carr, left, and Denis Manning will be the guests of honor at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Breakfast.

Tickets for the AMA Hall of Fame Museum Breakfast are $49 prior to Feb. 15 and $55 at the door. Tickets are available over the telephone by calling (800) AMA-JOIN ext. 1234, while online registration opens Jan. 22. Proceeds from the breakfast will support the Museum.

“There are few achievements in motorcycling that capture our imagination like the absolute motorcycle land-speed record,” says Jack Penton, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises money for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. “Everyone from a kid on a dirtbike to a retiree who rides cross country on a touring motorcycle can only dream about what it is like to go that fast on two wheels. The 2010 Breakfast at Daytona is an incredible opportunity for you to meet Chris and Denis and hear first-hand what it takes, and how it feels to be the fastest motorcyclist on the planet. Your attendance at the breakfast also helps to support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in its mission to preserve the history of motorcycling for all motorcyclists to enjoy.”