Going to Bonneville this year!

Well after some indecision and a little more wondering, and thinking about it.    I am going back to Bonneville in 2017.   I am 70 now and will be when I go in August this year,  so father time  looked at me and said, “ son maybe it is time to go to Bonneville again!”    So with asking the wife and myself again, I am going.’

Bert Monroe set his last record at Bonneville when he was 70 and I will be trying for my first record too!   I have the Bike, helmet, suit and materials to go, so now is the time.     See below:


I have the way to get there and a great guy I going with this time, Steve “Brew” Garn.   Remember we went together in 2016 and had great adventure!

See and ride along with us on our next great adventure here at www.Ratbastadnation.com !


So this year 2017 should be a great time…if you want to follow my adventures then sign up here and you can get an email only when I post something on this website…NO spam…I hate SPAM… just an email when and only when I post something here.   I usually post on Facebook but you only get about 10% of that,  so this the best place to follow this HIGH adventure.


Me and Steve around St.Louis in 2016

Thanks a welcome to the next BIG adventure! 


Bonneville here we come!

Signs by Liza

Spiderman broke both the top speed and ET records on his Top Fuel dragbike

A guy we know!

The Spiderman broke both the top speed and ET records on his Top Fuel dragbike at the Manufacturer’s Cup Final at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Cecil, Georgia, November 20 – at an age where most people are thinking about retiring. One run set the ET record: 5.6111 seconds. Another one set the top speed record: 258.27. There’s an interesting story and short video of the Man from Poquoson, Virginia, trying to describe just what that’s like, over here at the Daily Press.

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AMA national records 2017 Bonneville


The following individuals secured AMA national records at the 2017 event:

Class, speed, name, make

100-APS-BF; 106.226 mph; Jena-Pual Afflick; Kitaco/Honda

100-P-CG; 55.245 mph; Bill Conway; Bridgestone

125-M-CG; 79.412 mph; Robert Van Stee; Bultaco

250-P-PC; 61.220 mph; Brice Clements; Harley Davidson

350-A-CF; 121.246 mph; Steve Garn; Yamaha

350-A-CG; 120.254 mph; Steve Garn; Yamaha

350-A-VG; 69.258 mph; Rick Bargholz; Matchless

350-APS-AG; 170.519 mph; Jeff Henise; Highwayman

350-APS-CF; 120.609 mph; Steve Garn; Yamaha

350-APS-CG; 163.292 mph; Christopher Glaister; Highwayman

350-MPS-CF; 102.696 mph; Criag Vetter; Yamaha

350-MPS-PBG; 124.114 mph; Michael Noonan; Moto Guzzi

350-MPS-PG; 92.248 mph; Roberto Lombardi; Moto Morini

650-MPS-AF; 178.345 mph; Lynn Ala Pfeiler; Kawasaki

650-MPS-BG; 171.122 mph; Anna Skurdal; Suzuki

650-P-PC; 98.928 mph; Steve Rogers.; Kawasaki

650-P-PG; 99.029 mph; Steve Rogers.; Kawasaki

650-P-PP; 99.901mph; Steve Rogers.; Kawasaki

750-A-AF; 169.426 mph; Nicholas Moore; Ducati W3

750-A-AG; 157.156 mph; Corey Bertelsen; Suzuki

750-APS-AF; 171.958 mph; Dale Zlock.; Kawzuki (Kawasaki frame/Suzuki engine)

750-APS-AG; 172.221 mph; Dale Zlock.; Kawzuki (Kawasaki frame/Suzuki engine)

750-M-CG; 136.473 mph; Bob Duncan; Triumph

750-P-PC; 112.283 mph; Richard Magee; Honda

750-P-PV; 87.938 mph; Stephen Clough; Indian

1000-APS-AF; 203.864 mph; Dale Zlock; Kawasaki

1000-APS-AG; 192.897 mph; Dale Zlock; Kawasaki;

1000-APS-BG; 177.987 mph; William Whisenant; Ducati-W3

1000-APS-PBF; 156.72 mph; Kenneth Zetterquist; Harley Davidson

1000-APS-PF; 183.789 mph; Tom Mellor; Triumph

1000-M-AF; 191.299 mph; Erin Sills; BMW

1000-M-BF; 178.354 mph; Dustin King: Kawasaki

1000-MPS-CBF; 124.681 mph; Dwight Horst Jr.; Kawasaki

1000-SC-CG; 95.777 mph; Danielle Cote.; BMW

1350-A-AF; 198.659 mph; Dave McLachlan; Bones Built

1350-A-CF; 128.437 mph; Fran Carpio; Suzuki

1350-APS-CF; 106.014 mph; Robert Cardiff; Suzuki

1350-M-CG; 137.854 mph; Don Mills; Suzuki

1350-MPS-AG; 223.981 mph; Erin Okonek; Suzuki

1350-MPS-CG; 145.894 mph; Don Mills; Suzuki

1350-SC-PG; 126.165 mph; Kenny Reister.; Harley-Davidson

1650-APS-VF; 124.75 mph; Fredrick Hector; Harley-Davidson

1650-MPS-BF; 216.368 mph; Jim Cole; Suzuki

1650-MPS-BG; 211.169 mph; Jim Cole; Suzuki

2000-A-PBG; 175.071 mph; Jay Allen.; S&S Cycle

2000-APS-PBG; 222.204 mph; Jay Allen; S&S Cycle

2000-P-P; 166.057 mph; John Mateu; Yamaha

3000-A-PBF; 226.1 mph; Hirohisa Koiso; Harley-Davidson/JIMS

3000-A-PBG; 216.818 mph; Hirohisa Koiso.; Harley-Davidson/JIMS

3000-M-AF; 176.933 mph; Jeremy Ragle; Triumph

150-M-W; 93.338 mph; William Cameron; Alta

150-MPS-W; 103.530 mph; Jose Mateu.; Alta


Congrats to All!

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Standard Motorcycle Company



 Check this out if you are in the Orlando area.   Good people and real motorcycle guys!


The past few months have been AMAZING at Standard, and though we’ve been working hard, we wanted to take a break and share the news of what’s coming.

Question: What does Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, Foxtail Coffee Co., and Exotic Car Trader have in common? They’ve all partnered with Standard!

Also, if you haven’t been by the shop in the last month or so, you might not know that we’re opening a full-service barber shop and salon, tattoo parlor, and coffee bar!


Get the low-down on everything we’ve been up to HERE

– The SMC Crew

A whole crew of RAT BASTARDS…All hanging out in Orlando fixing bikes, and having fun!

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