Sunday 9 May 2021

A Unique Opportunity to help Guy Martin Break the Current Motorcycle Land Speed Record

1968 BMW R69S

Silverstone Auctions are offering a unique opportunity to get involved in assisting Guy Martin to break the current Motorcycle Land Speed Record by riding at 400 MPH!! 

Engineer with the project and former GP Motorcycle racer Alex Macfadzean will be selling his private collection of BMW’s to help fund the project called The 52 Express. 

c1967 BMW R50/2

The 1,200 horsepower motorcycle is hoped to hit 400mph, breaking the current record of 376mph, which was set in 2010 by American Rocky Robinson. Channel 4 have already started a documentary filming the entire project. The motorcycle has been designed and built over the past decade by Alex Macfadzean.

The preparation includes a rolling road, a wind tunnel and CFD work carried out in order to help finalise aerodynamics. The testing of all of the systems in the UK (on a former RAF airfield) beginning in June!

1970 BMW R60/5

Mark Bryan, Motorcycle Manager for Silverstone Auctions, added: 
“We are delighted to be offering the 5 BMW motorcycles in our May Sale in order to help fund Guy Martin and his Motorcycle Land Speed Record Attempt, this is a fantastic opportunity for all involved”

The private collection of motorcycles are impressive, 1968 BMW R69S, c1967 BMW R50/2, 1970 BMW R60/5, 1961 BMW R50S and 1964 BMW R27 .

Alex has said that his next target is now clear – this is to become the first two-wheeled vehicle that is able to surpass 400mph. He commented that it is a great target and something he just must do! 

1961 BMW R50S

Silverstone Auctions are offering in-person viewings of the motorcycles from 12th – 21st May at Stoneleigh Park. Viewings require an appointment, and this should be made by calling 01926 691141.

Motorcycle Manager Mark Bryan can be contacted on 07958 107974, by emailing markb@silverstoneauctions or via their website if you would like more information.

1964 BMW R27

2021 Auctions
  • The May Sale: 22nd May
  • A Sale of Ferraris in association with Ferrari Owner’s Club GB: 5th June
  • The Classic Sale at Silverstone: 30th July – 1st August
  • The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale: 12th – 14th November 

About Silverstone Auctions

Formed in 2011, Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia.

We hold the exclusive automotive auction rights for the Silverstone circuit and host sales as stand-alone events as well as an integrated element of some of Europe's biggest motorsport events such as the Silverstone Classic Festival.

In addition to our sales at the circuit, we also host a number of auctions each year at other major classic car events including the NEC Classic Motor Show and Race Retro.

At Silverstone Auctions, we take pride in selecting the very best of breed vehicles for our sales which not only attracts buyers from around the world but has already helped us achieve a number of record-breaking auction prices on behalf of our vendors.

We are committed to providing the best possible service for both buyers and vendors alike, so if you'd like to know more about buying or selling a classic vehicle with Silverstone Auctions, call us today on +44(0)1926 691141.

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