Due to poor radio communications, an liftmaster garage door opener z wave Pearlman waiting up the road had no idea who was leading and enlisted a small plane to retrace the course. Flying north, they finally spotted the two leading ’bikers and the red buggy chasing along, kicking up a long trail of dust. As a salute to the front-runners, Pearlman buzzed the three machines with a low pass that scared the living daylights out of the crews.
When the liftmaster garage door opener z wave reached the last tarmac stretch, the buggy edged ahead of the frustrated ’bikers, and Wilson flashed under the finishing banner with a record time of 27 hours 38 mins. JN Roberts’ 360 Husqvarna took second, with the consolation that he had clipped an amazing. 11 hours off Ekins’ old best. George Haddock and Jimmy Smith came fourth in another Meyers Manx, but 2 hours 16 mins behind the winners.
Only 31 starters completed this pioneering marathon, but, long after the last survivor had crossed the line, the bar stories continued with ever more colourful anecdotes. One ’56 Chevy crew struggled with broken suspension to El Arco and, with no money, they stripped the car and traded parts for lodgings and transport home. Spence Murray, a pioneering Baja record breaker and editor of Rod & Custom, lasted only 30 minutes before losing control of his jacked-up American Rambler at 100mph. The car rolled several times before landing upside-down, the crew crawling out with broken bones. But organiser/promoter Pearlman immediately knew that he was onto something big, and the second running liftmaster garage door opener z wave a diverse selection of adventure-seeking speed addicts, from racers to movie stars.