Dan Daughenbaugh has been a motorcycle enthusiast for as long as he can remember. He grew up racing dirt bikes among friends around Ocean City, New Jersey. When he moved to Philadelphia his love of vintage British bikes took root. He had to teach himself to be a machinist in order to make the parts he couldn’t find for the bikes he loved. His dream of setting a land speed record in the Special Construction Vintage Fuel class was ignited in 2010, when he found a BSA motor that he knew he wanted to build his race bike around. In 2012 he made his first trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats to witness the races where he met, and made lasting friendships with, fellow vintage bike racers. He went back the following year, this time as Chief Mechanic of a crew. 2014 marks the first year he will be making the trip with his own bike to chase his dream of setting a world record. He also plans to race in other Vintage Land Speed racing events around the country including the ECTA and LTA events.