Stay Gold, Stay Wild
What a fitting sunset with it's golden ambient tones to blanket the settling dust on the El Mirage lake bed after the Wild Turkey was bonafide after breaking it's class record. After 11 years of chasing an El Mirage record, Bobby Green and Max Herman have finally taken a record. It's not like they barely beat the 110mph record, they smashed it with a 124mph pass with their Winfield 4 banger built by Max. Since last year at El Mirage and then in August when I saw it run at Bonneville, the motor was having valve problems and it wasn't able to make a solid pass but this November it came back to life and the Wild Turkey took flight. They could've gone faster with another run but let's leave some action and suspense for the salts.
As I also mentioned from the previous posts, I was honored to be able to capture Max Sr. and Max Jr. in their H&H Special. Great to see father and son bond at such an eventful day - I mean, how often do you get to see the engine your dad built break a record?