Motorcyclists have always been interested in Bonneville and the quest to achieve the world Land speed Record. On September 2006, a group of motorcyclists made the salt their home for a week, and prominent amongst them were the Streamliners, there for one reason only: to break the Land Speed Motorcycle record. By the end of the week a new land speed record stood at 350 mph, although the old record was exceeded a number of times by different machines on the way. The energy that makes Bonneville work isn't gasoline, it is the drive of the team, each striving to break a record or achieve a self-imposed goal. Well-known photographer Horst Rosler captured the magic of Bonneville for this book - the bikes themselves, the limitless salt flats, the sunburned riders and crew...a book that deserves a place on the shelf of any true motorcycle enthusiast.
Horst Rosler calls himself the "motographer" and the title is appropriate. Based in Germany, Rosler contributes to a variety of American and European magazines from American Iron to Freeway, and is currently Editor in Chief for High Performance. Every year, Rosler attends all the major bike events, from Daytona Beach Bike Week to Sturgis, and yes, Bonneville. When it comes to Bonneville, Rosler knows which bikes to photograph and exactly how to capture the magic of the salt flats.