"Having seen what it takes to run over 90 miles per hour for 24 hours with one rider, we now have more respect for Ham's historic run," said Stanfield. "To do what he did, the stars would have had to align perfectly for 24 hours".
What's next? Wheels Through Time is proposing a challenge for 2008 to a number of four-man teams to approach or surpass Ham's infamous 1937 24-hour endurance record. Perhaps a $200,000 purse will entice new talent in 2008.
The 1937 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead used to make a run at Fred Ham's 24-hour endurance record will be on free display at the Wheels Through Time Museum regularly for the remainder of 2007, before being relocated to the Motorsports Hall of Fame adjacent to the Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama.
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