Old Cork Photos

Would that photo be from one of Mel Nolan's record attempts by any chance?
Not a hope I'd say. Those runs were done about 6 in the morning IIRC. His would have been the only bike there as well. I'd say this is a drag race thing where bikes competed( 2 at a time) over a quarter or half mile. I remember 1 of Mel's "warm up" runs was clocked at 130 mph, which was serious speed back in the early 80s. Bikes nowadays will do that in second or third gear. Lolz.
 
Not a hope I'd say. Those runs were done about 6 in the morning IIRC. His would have been the only bike there as well. I'd say this is a drag race thing where bikes competed( 2 at a time) over a quarter or half mile. I remember 1 of Mel's "warm up" runs was clocked at 130 mph, which was serious speed back in the early 80s. Bikes nowadays will do that in second or third gear. Lolz.
Actually good point. They were very early starts alright. The old fella had to drag us out of bed but well worth it.
 
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