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  • Shinya and Spike

    Custom motorcycle builder Shinya Kimura, the 'uncrowned prince of wabi-sabi perfection', and his longtime dry lake racer, the Spike

  • George Callaway

    The Mayor of El Mirage

  • Gilles et co.

  • Jalika and Alp's Triumph

    Crew Chief for Alp Sungurtekin, former fashion model Jalika poses with her dog.

  • Woody

    Racing an Aermacchi 250.

  • Belly Tank Lakester

    A converted aircraft fuel tank, originally meant to be discarded during a long mission, but repurposed for speed with a perfect aerodynamic shape.

  • Spike

    Shinya Kimura's highly modified 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

  • Alp and his 175mph Triumph

    Alp Sungurtekin and his home-built Triumph pre-unit 650cc, which was timed at over 175mph at the meet.

Captured at the November 13/14 2015 SCTA-sponsored speed trials on El Mirage dry lake in southern California.  The dry, packed earth makes an excellent, if dusty, place to go very fast in a straight line.  We love the machines that run, and the characters who run them.