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Ned 063 02-23-2013 10:20 PM

Lake Gairdner Salt racing 2013
Well after being rained off for the last 2 years we finally got a run on the salt this year.
I ride an old bevel Ducati based on a 1972 750 GT engine, currently 888cc.
This is my 3rd visit to the Lake and the first year there I managed 143mph, which was the 900cc record, this year the DLRA have dropped the 900cc class. So now I have to compete in the 1000cc class against Jap bikes making twice the hp.
I am not that concerned as my bike is the fastest bevel drive Ducati in the world on salt.
There were some very quick times this year, old mate Stuart Hooper confirmed he has the worlds fastest Velo by running an amazing 166 mph, on his lastest version of the bike, the capacity is now down from 750 cc to 650cc but it now runs a rootes supercharger. That makes the bike the fastest Brit single in history.
The other half of my team is my mate Snowy on his Harley Sportster, it has some nice S&S parts inside it and it ran 161mph this year missing the class record of 164.
Here is a link to some pics of some of the bikes and cars at the event.

Cheers Steve

Mungo 02-23-2013 10:41 PM

Hmmmm. Looks like we were neighbours. Almost next door to you. My mate Mal was running the MV Augusta. What a great week. Nice pics.

Ian Robinson 02-24-2013 01:06 AM

Congrats on your success...

great photos that give the non visitor a good idea of the atmosphere on the salt... tks for sharing.

Sebastionbear 02-24-2013 02:40 AM

Great effort Ned,

And thanks for sharing the photos, I couldn't go this year, so sat dribbling looking at yours :D

Cheers, SB

PBee 02-24-2013 03:12 AM

Loved the photos..:clap

BOOTLACE 02-24-2013 12:26 PM

Fantastic! Thanx for the pix and well done. I work just up the road from the lake, and, sure enough, this year had to work. Bloody! Great stuff from the Velo mob!

CJL00 03-02-2013 10:00 PM

Happy it went well for you all. I went in 2010 and loved it, tried taking a crew over the last two years but only ever got halfway there and it was called off.

The bastards held it this year on the 25th wedding anniversary, I had no chance of going. Look out next year, 26 means nothing (or so I will tell her).

Interesting it was hot this year, I was expecting that in 2010 so took only t-shirts and nearly froze to death at night. Luckily there was plenty of grog.

BOOTLACE 03-03-2013 02:25 AM

More pix, PLEASE....

GodSilla 03-03-2013 05:18 AM


Originally Posted by BOOTLACE (Post 20852958)
More pix, PLEASE....

Watch this space..........:wink:

Oldfatbeerman 03-03-2013 05:55 AM


Originally Posted by GodSilla (Post 20853331)
Watch this space..........:wink:

Fkn tease !

GodSilla 03-03-2013 02:10 PM


BOOTLACE 03-04-2013 02:32 AM


Originally Posted by GodSilla (Post 20856332)

Well done doood.

Sylvia 03-04-2013 02:41 AM

Excellent, great pics, thanks for posting.

Russ 03-04-2013 02:49 AM

Nice:clap:clap Thanks for sharing :thumb

dzl 03-04-2013 06:14 AM


Originally Posted by GodSilla (Post 20856332)

Thanks again godsilla to you and mates for the fuel top up at the lake for me and mates. Great to meet you. Had a spectacular ride down through the gawler ranges from there.
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Looking forward to heading back out there possibly again next year. Hard to believe that such an event was being held somewhere so remote.
Cant really add to much to your set of pics other than view of the lake itself from the viewing area.<o:p></o:p>


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