Winner of 7 World Motorcycle Speed Records at the Legendary Bonneville Salt Flats !!!
World Motorcycle Speed Records an Extreme Dream? Not for Markertek !!!
Since the beginning, Markertek has always been about breaking the rules and exuding more creative energy and speed than anyone else in the broadcasting industry.
Markertek is one of the main sponsors of Kolb Machine along with others of an experimental motorcycle racing team that holds 6 world speed records at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah.
Under the leadership of team captains Scott Kolb & Chris Bernard, the project was born out of inspiration for our collective motorcycle experience, creative engineering and a touch of inspiration from Burt Munro who was a New Zealand motorcycle racer, famous for setting an under-1000cc world record, 183.586mph, at Bonneville, 26 August 1967. He was portayed in the movie The World's Fastest Indian by Anthony Hopkins. Scott Kolb & Chris Bernard, custom builds and modifies their own motorcycles in a specialized machine shop located nearby the Markertek campus in the mountains of upstate New York.
This motorcycle racing program isn't some 'fat cat' sponsorship deal --it's ground up custom built extreme high power custom machine fabrication. With lathes spinning, sparks flying, and espresso (yes real espresso) brewing you never know what the brainiacs at Kolb Machine are capable of!
See you 'On The Salt' Dude !!!
A wheelbase of 102" combined with some very slippery bodywork allowed us to eclipse the previous record for the 125cc APS-AF class by 13 mph with our top speed of 146.72MPH.
September 2010 Pictures - Bonneville Salt Flats
2010 Record Setting Run - Video
We Celebrated Our 2008 winning streak with a great party serving ice cold margaritas with genuine salt from the Bonneville Salt Flats on the rim of each glass! Some Markertek customers were on the flats as well: Speedvision, Discovery Channel (Biker Build-Off) and uplink buddy Dave Garbutt from Wild Hare Satellite. www.wildharesat.com We displayed our world speed record holder motorcycles at AES this past year and we certainly turned more than a few heads.
September 2008 Pictures - Bonneville Salt Flats
September 2007 Pictures - Bonneville Salt Flats - 2 World Land Speed Records Set by Markertek!
September 2006 Pictures - Bonneville Salt Flats
|AMA Flat Track Pro, Jake Quick is one of the youngest riders sponsored by Markertek. At just 17 years old, Jake is also one of the youngest riders competing in the 2012 AMA Pro series. Jake lives in West Shokan, NY and has been riding since the age of four. When he got his first bike, he knew right away that he wanted to compete. In 2007, Jake picked up a new Honda 250cc 4-stroke a week before the Winter Nationals. Without even having a chance to ride it, he placed 7th in Round 5 at Volusia Speedway Park. In 2011, Jake took an impressive 4th place at Daytona Speedway. Jake works at Markertek on school holidays and when he is not racing. Markertek is proud to be one of several sponsors for such a determined rider and will be watching Jake's racing career very closely!|
What is it? Right now it’s just a cool sticker for your helmet and maybe a couple of beers (or martinis) one night out at NAB. It’s no secret that a lot of folks in our industry are riders/bike enthusiasts --editors, techs, actors, special effects, etc. --so Mark (the owner/founder of Markertek) thought it would be fun to start a little motorcycle club for all of his friends in the industry.
Right now, it’s just a sticker --but you never know where all this will go!