Read about a legend in the realm of Bonneville racing. He was a big round man, who had a vision and the guts to try to make it work. In a sense we was mechanical artist. I remember walking into his Culver City shop behind his house and seeing two Knucklehead engines mated together, side by side. Bob George was a genius and his design held the world land speed record for 16 years.
Check it out: http://www.bikernet.com/pages/The_Bob_George_Streamliner_Legacy.aspx