World's Fastest Motorcycle on Display

Land speed record holder at Concours d'Elegance

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Oct. 21, 2010
The land speed record holding Top 1 Oil Ack Attack streamliner will be on display at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance.

The 20-foot-long, twin-engined, streamliner holds the motorcycle land speed record, recording a two-way average speed of 376.363 mph in September at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Ridden by Rocky Robinson, the Top 1 Oil Ack Attack streamliner surpassed the previous land speed record by 8 mph. Built and designed by Mike Akatiff, the record-setting motorcycle is powered by a pair of turbocharged and intercooled Suzuki Hayabusa engines.

“Land-speed racing is the stuff of which legends are made, so it's just amazing to have the machine that just set the outright world's record on display at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance,” says Tom White, who is coordinating the event. “To think that people will be able to stand just a few feet from a machine that went, at one point in the run, more than half the speed of sound – that’s just incredible! A chance like this doesn't come along very often.”

The Top 1 Oil Ack Attack streamliner set a new land speed record with a two-way average time of 376.363 mph in September.

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance will be held Nov. 20 in Las Vegas as part of the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa. The weekend also includes the 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the AMA Racing Championship Banquet. Akataiff and Robinson will be honored for their achievement at the banquet.

“We’re happy to be a part of the weekend and the Concours,” says Akatiff, now a three-time motorcycle land-speed record holder. “We get a real kick out of seeing all the Hall of Famers and the other motorcycles, and we hope people enjoy seeing our motorcycle, as well.”

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance opens at 9:30 am on Nov. 20. Entry is granted with a $10 donation to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum but free to ticket holders for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony or the AMA Racing Championship Banquet. Tickets to the induction ceremony are $89 while the racing banquetcosts $69 a ticket. For more information, visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com/LegendsAndChampions.