Over the following decade, the motorcycle land speed record would edge upward by 73 mph. The world’s fastest riders were a staggering 30 percent faster in 1979 than they were at the time of Burt Munro’s run here. But Bonneville is never easy. Munro would miss his record in 1969, and while he would return to Bonneville, his record-setting years were over. The salt skunked the new guard too. Vesco would come out swinging in 1970 with revisions to Big Red, setting records and showing conclusively that a new generation of riders was at Bonneville to stay.