Blastoff, Hog Drags, Humboldt, IA. 1999
Details: Limited Edition Print from an edition of 50. Photo ©1999 Michael Lichter.
The Story: They say piloting a top fuel bike feels like a rocket taking off. The heavy leather suit is pulled on and a titanium breastplate protects from possible disaster. The motor has been tuned, tested and tested again. At the starting line, pilot in the saddle, the crew goes through the checklist and the engine starts. In an instant, it flies through space.