This is the J&P Cycles Express Bonneville Steamliner, spotted during my visit to the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
(on loan from The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa )
When I walked over to see the Streamliner, there was a small boy in front of me (my guess is that he was about 4). I wish I had video or audio to share with you of the argument he was having with his father. He insisted it was a spaceship. His father read the placard to him and tried his best to explain land speed motorcycles to him. The little guy again insisted it was a spaceship . . . and they went round and round. He wasn’t being bratty or belligerent … he was just certain that it was spaceship. You could tell he thought his dad was clearly a few Crayons short of a box for suggesting otherwise
I could do my best to explain the specs, history, and motivation behind this vehicle … but I think it would be more beneficial to share an excellent article by Scott Holton (J&P Cycles Senior Technician) with you instead! Click here to read an insightful piece from one of the men who knows this machine best!
*While you are on the J&P site, take a look at the Blogger Profiles. I love the picture of Mr. Holton in “customer service mode”!
To see more of the fine automobiles and motorcycles featured at the museum, just click the AACA tag at the end of this post