SAE Supermileage Competition.
These are cars built by engineering students who compete for the SAE Supermileage competition. I was looking for the 2004 Akron car that bears a striking resemblance to Craig Vetters 470 high mileage fairing. I wonder how an Ironhead Sportster or Yamaha XS650 engine would fair. While my son was over at Racetech last week I noticed when we left, a smallish slipjoint jr. dragster type frame shoved over against the fence. Painted blue and slightly larger than a jr. dragster but non-the-less shoved over to the scrap pile with some other poor bastard cast off bits and pieces from fabrication. About ten years ago we had a friend who was a Land Speed racer and he and I had discussed making a motorcycle powered dragster/Land speed racer using a then 550 Yamaha engine however I wanted a Sportster powered one. I can still see it now, Ironhead powered with swooped up drag pipes casting thunderous roars as I blasted past.
In the saying of the Sixties; "It would have been crazy wild cats."