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Flat Out: The Race for the Motorcycle World Land Speed Record

4.56  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Some records are made to be broken. Others stand for a lifetime. And sometimes the achievement of a lifetime is surpassed in days.

In the world of motorsports, the one record that has proven the toughest to break is the motorcycle land speed record. Don Vesco rode a streamlined motorcycle to a record-breaking speed of 318 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1974
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 15th 2007 by Motorbooks
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Rocky Robinson
Oct 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who is driven to be the best at something, anything at all, will enjoy this book. Flat Out takes you behind the scenes of a world class racing team in pursuit of the ultimate two wheel land speed record. Discover what its like to ride one of these two-wheeled rockets at nearly half the speed of sound.

Experience the loss, near misses, and pure horror when things turn sour at speeds normally reserved for jet aircraft and only a handful of the world's fastest land machines. The author lived
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Rocky
Oct 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Flat Out takes the reader on a high-speed journey following the author's quest of becoming the fastest in the world on two wheels. Experience what it feels like to travel at nearly half the speed of sound, or to crash at over 300 and live to tell the tale. If you like the movie World's Fastest Indian, Flat Out is the perfect read for you.
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Mar 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
Nicely done from a racer's view. Extra interesting since he is a local man and I have seen him race.
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