John Vevers #033

BP Bullet

Profile Picture

 

MPH shown in RED is highest speed recorded for that class up and including that year.
Records shown are the highest speed attained for that class from all previous years
or have never had a vehicle register a speed for that class and are considered Open.

Year Vehicle Class MPH Record
1991 BP Bullet Streamliner S/BF 1000 95.89 Open
         

The attempt was fraught with many problems.
This intake manifold did not perform as expected, then one run the chute deployed and he didnt know. (The 95.89 mph run) The timing system in use at the time had a failing on motorcycles that ran over 125mph, and he got one run in that didnt trigger the timers, best guess about 150mph mark, but it had an engine drama on that pass melting the end off one spark plug, they had no spares, took a couple of days to get some from Adelaide, but when they started it up it had a misfire, motor was pulled down to reveal a burnt valve, but before they could get it all back together the rain came big time.
The bike was taken to the Birdwood mill and while they were unloading it, it fell off the truck damaging the frame (so I believe).
NOTE: by todays scrutineering standards it would not pass inspection, but the streamlined fiberglass body has great promise.

Select to view full size
On display at the Birdswood Motor Museum, South Australia in 2012
Select to view full size
On display at the Birdswood Motor Museum, South Australia in 2012
Select to view full size
On display at the Birdswood Motor Museum, South Australia in 2012