Tyler Malinky From Lowbrow Customs Recaptures Land Speed Record

Tyler Malinky, founder and CEO of , has successfully reclaimed a land speed record on his 1955 Triumph motorcycle. Starting his land speed racing career in 2010, he has set record speeds in five different classes, including the A-VG 750 record back in 2011. “It feels great to set a goal and then accomplish it, especially when that goal is difficult to achieve, such as a land speed record,” said Malinky.

The new record is 124.593 mph on his 1955 Triumph, which was originally only 33 horsepower at the crankshaft. Malinky’s custom-built race bike ‘Poison Ivy’ touts almost double the power and torque of the original. “Going fast is fun no matter what, but taking something slow and making it go faster than it should is what I enjoy,” said Malinky, “especially when I built it in my home garage out of swap meet junk, tubing and sheet metal.”

The prior record, just over 1 mph slower, was set at Bonneville Speed Week in 2016 by the Cheetah race team out of Switzerland on a 1950’s Triumph motorcycle with a speed of 123.534 mph. They had increased the record from the 117.108 mph speed set on Poison Ivy by Malinky back in 2011. “We’ll be back on the Salt in 2018 with Poison Ivy to bump up the speeds on this new gas record and try and take the fuel record as well” said Malinky, not missing a beat, “The real competition is between myself, my bike and the salt flats. The trouble with speed is that once you get going, you always want more.”

15 Responses to “Tyler Malinky From Lowbrow Customs Recaptures Land Speed Record”

  1. 1 Sep 26th, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Hey! That’s my ’52, 650 c.i., 34 hp, rear sprung-drum Thunderbird. I’d recognize that Burman transmission from 100 yds. away!

  2. 2 NoH2Oh Sep 26th, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Very cool when the top guy from a bike/ bike parts company is also a racer. Good for him, and awesome bike.

  3. 3 Sam Sep 26th, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Fast and a beauty.

  4. 4 Mark Sep 27th, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Yes, Tyler may be the owner of a cool, successful motorcycle parts company, but is a real deal racer, too.

  5. 5 Sep 27th, 2017 at 8:12 am


  6. 6 chris w Sep 27th, 2017 at 8:32 am

    always want more, aint that the truth!

  7. 7 Blind Man Sep 27th, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations! On top of being way fast, the bike looks fine. Great Job Low Brow!!!

  8. 8 Sep 27th, 2017 at 11:21 am

    As a Triumph owner and rider I can’t help but be itching for more from Tyler’s and Poison Ivy. Well done!

  9. 9 rags Sep 27th, 2017 at 12:54 pm


  10. 10 domino Sep 27th, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    ………Long Live Pre-units………….

  11. 11 hacksaw Sep 29th, 2017 at 10:22 am

    i recall when tyler was just starting out by printing t-shirts. Lo Brow is an american success story. congrats tyler.

  12. 12 Sep 30th, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Congrats !!
    and, I have a question: you are a pretty big dude for a speed racer… (specs please 🙂 .. so wouldn’t a smaller rider get a faster time..? hp to weight ratio …

  13. 13 Pat h Sep 30th, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Congratulations lowbrow, to awnser Roberts question I’m not at all affiliated with nor do I even know who they are but a lighter guy would be faster in theory but most gearheads would rather build and race their own shit I wouldn’t know how to act with someone else racing my bike

  14. 14 Xenu Oct 1st, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    We members of the vertically enhanced community also enjoy riding bikes.

  15. 15 Mazz Oct 2nd, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Tyler, you’re my hero!!

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