5 May 2021

How you can help The 52 Express reach 400mph

Silverstone Auctions are offering a unique opportunity to get involved in assisting the The 52 Express project in their mission to break the Motorcycle Land Speed Record.

Former GP Motorcycle racer and engineer on the project Alex Macfadzean, will be selling his private collection of BMW motorcycles to help fund the project.

The current record of 376mph was set in 2010 by American Rocky Robinson. The 1,200 horsepower motorcycle that has been designed and built by Macfadzean over the past decade is hoped to reach 400mph, with British motorcycle racer and TV personality Guy Martin in the saddle. Channel 4 have already started a documentary filming the entire project.

Preparation for the record breaking attempt includes a rolling-road, a wind tunnel and CFD work carried out in order to help finalise aerodynamics. Testing all of these systems starts in June at a former RAF airfield in the UK.

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 impressive private collection up for sale includes a 1968 BMW R69S, 1967 BMW R50/2, 1970 BMW R60/5, 1961 BMW R50S and a 1964 BMW R27.

Silverstone Auctions are offering in person viewings of the motorcycles from 12th-21st May at Stoneleigh Park. You need to book an appointment to view by calling 01926 691141.

The May sale is being held on 22nd May. Motorcycle Manager Mark Bryan can be contacted on 07958 107974, by emailing markb@silverstoneauctions.com or via their website if you would like more information.