The story of Chet Herbert is pure inspiration. Afflicted with polio at age 20, Herbert spent his life building a string of record-smashers from his wheelchair…and apparently he thought nothing special of it.
Following WWII, Herbert opened the doors to his speed shop, grinding some of the finest camshafts that could be had. In 1950, he built Beast I, a modified “Knucklehead” that he tuned to a speed of 128 mph at the dry lakes. This bike was heavily campaigned and was also a record-breaker at the drag strips. Beast II was the next Herbert creation, a drag racecar that was also a strong competitor.
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