Monday, 5 December 2016

Quicksilver: the motorcycle that held the electric land speed title for 38 years


The great tale of how things used to get done. Climbing a power pole with five sets of jumper leads, a young Mike Corbin tapped into mains power to charge up his electric bike for a Bonneville run. Powered by silver "borrowed" from a US Navy vault, Quicksilver went on to set a land speed record that stood for an amazing 38 years. Here's his story.