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2013-08-27 16:20:19

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates Blind Motorcyclist WENDOVER, Utah, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today congratulated Dan Parker, who yesterday became the second blind man to publicly operate a vehicle independently and the first blind man to race at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Parker, an experienced automobile builder and racer who lost his sight in a racing accident last year, completed a two-mile run on the famed...

2012-08-08 10:20:16

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ACAT Global commissioned the project in an effort to showcase the design and technology of the corporation's new catalytic converter. Acquiring all technology and manufacturing assets of GM/Delphi's metallic catalytic converter division, ACAT Global is currently producing the world's lightest, smallest, most cost-effective, and greenest catalytic converter on the market today. GM/Delphi invested an estimated $500 million, during an 18-year period, to...

2011-08-24 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Powered by Ener1 (NASDAQ: HEV), a leader in lithium-ion energy storage solutions, Lightning Motorcycles shattered the land-speed record for an electric motorcycle (class APS-Omega) last week at 215.90 mph. Lightning's SuperBike set the record during the 63rd annual Bonneville SpeedWeek on the Bonneville Salt Flats outside Wendover, Utah. Ener1 supplies the PHEV lithium-ion battery that powers Lightning's SuperBike. (Logo:...

2011-08-23 09:49:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightning Motorcycle has set a new land speed record by becoming the first electric motorcycle manufacturer to exceed 200 mph during the Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week, Aug. 13-19, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110823/CL56316 ) The production Lightning Electric SuperBike achieved an average speed of 215.960 mph with a best speed of 218.637 mph - more than 40 miles-per-hour faster than the previous record of 173...

2010-08-18 07:00:00

BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, Utah, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Fastest Woman in the World," Leslie Porterfield is on the Bonneville Salt Flats on her Sir Speedy Honda attempting to set new records this month and become "Fastest Person in the World on a Motorcycle." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100818/LA52051) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100818/LA52051) Monday, Leslie set a record breaking speed of 201 mph in the 1000cc Production Class, besting the current...

2008-09-14 12:00:14

By Lynn Arave Deseret News Utah's speedy Bonneville Salt Flats are the location of many an automobile commercial. This weekend and through Monday, though, other portions of the state are serving as outdoor stages for car advertising. For example, General Motors-commissioned film crews were out in force Friday at Library Square in Salt Lake City getting footage of Chevrolet's Impala and Traverse, with the library's shiny south side as a backdrop. "They decided on Salt Lake," said Andrew...