Kevin Clemens is an award-winning journalist and author. Trained as an engineer, he has worked as a research scientist, a designer of racing and sports car tires, a public relations counselor and has been an editor and contributor at some of the transportation industry’s most influential magazines. His history-based adventures have included driving a 1959 Mercedes around the world, a Buick through the wilds of South America, a 1929 Chrysler from Beijing to Paris, and setting Land Speed Records on electric motorcycles he builds in his shop in Lake Elmo, Minn. — Ed.
In 2011, my wife and I dragged a little electric motorcycle that I had built from a 1970s Honda Scrambler out to the Bonneville Salt Flats and came home with an American Motorcycle Association (AMA) national record at the blistering speed of 61.538 mph. It was fun, but turned out to be addictive. I had caught Salt Fever.