The Unlikely 1

The Unlikely 1

by Gary Ilminen


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As a teenager, Gary Ilminen read about the motorcycle land speed record-setters that made history on the vast salt flats of Bonneville. For more than four decades, the dream of competing at Bonneville on a motorcycle was set aside, almost forgotten. Then came the chance to compete at Bonneville in 2009; three more trips there ensued and in 2014, the dream of setting a National speed record came true!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946920218
Publisher: TouchPoint Press
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Gary Ilminen has been a motorcyclist since 1974 and started his freelance writing and photography career in 1976 as a part-time government reporter for local newspapers. He has been published in a number of motorcycle magazines, general interest and healthcare related magazines and is the Associate Online Editor for Ultimate Motorcycling magazine and a contributor to

He is a Registered Nurse with degrees in nursing and mechanical design from Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, MI. He also is a proud graduate (Class of 1973) of the Hurley Joint School District in Hurley, WI. He has become something of a student of motorcycle design over the years and has owned 26 motorcycles since 1974 and currently owns eleven bikes, including both of the bikes ridden in competition at Bonneville. He lives in Lone Rock, WI. Gary is the author of the Consumer Guide to Long-term Care, published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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