Thursday, January 2, 2014

1935 Trans-Continental Record of 77 Hours & 53 Minutes

Dot and Earl were both riding and winning in Endurance Run competition in the early 1930s. In 1935 The Robinson’s set two transcontinental records, New York to Los Angeles. Earl set the solo record on a 1935 HD 45, at 77 hours and 53 minutes, and He and Dot set the sidecar record at 89 hours and 58 minutes. 

So in a little over 3 days a solo rider on a 45" Harley Davidson went from coast to coast by himself.  No doubt he had dealer support but was on his own between needs for service.