Remembering John “Alabama Flash” Walker’s 1920 Speed Record of 115.79 Miles Per Hour

Wacky Explorer, a fascinating and fun website created by Samuel McCall, posted a story about John Eugene Walker, a motorcycle racer who survived a brutal childhood to become a nationally celebrated motorcycle racer and went on to set a motorcycle land-speed record. You can read the story here.

If you enjoy the story on the Alabama Flash, you will love The Speed Kings book by Don Emde.

John Eugene Walker, who went by Gene, is number 18, on the far left.

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