In this update: Jessi woos them in Sturgis; Belly pan cover; Equipment loading

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Today Les Holm, Ed Shadle, Keith Zanghi, Von Armstrong, Chris Greene, Steve Rima, Omar Chramosta, Cory Mitchell and Jack Eystad were busy working on the North American Eagle® in preparation for this year’s desert test session.  Visiting today were Les’ brother, Loren Holm, and friends.

Big news this coming week is Jessi Combs is turning out to be one of the most exciting and energetic Grand Marshall’s for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!   A South Dakota native she has become an unofficial ambassador for state and motorcycle enthusiast: A perfect fit!  As the first woman to ever be selected Grand Marshall and is turning out to be one of the most popular  Check out her Facebook Page and watch some of the cool videos.

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Loren Holm

Jack Eystad

Jack Eystad fabricated a new tail cover for the S&S Turbine Services J-79 Turbojet.  The new cover will keep the dust out of the 45,500 hp engine when towing on the lakebed.

Keith has been fabricating a new belly pan cover that installs between the mid-wheels;  it prevents the desert dirt from going where it shouldn’t be.  Today he finished the metal prep and then applied   primer and finishing coats.  Ready for installation.

Next week a number of the team members will be headed to Bonneville.  Eric Whittler and Chris Greene will be driving their motorcycles and somehow recruited Les and his brother Loren, along with Lars. We’ll post updates on Facebook.  Next week will be business as usual with Paul Dries coming down from British Columbia to help Steve Rima and Steve Wallace fine tune the steering system.



Final work on the belly pan

  Ed and Chris  Greene talking shop

Sponsor Feature: S&S Turbine Services

S&S Turbine Services provides 45,500 horses for the Eagle

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Bernard Charlès and Phillip Forestier at COE

Mr. Charlès is the Vice Chairman , CEO and Mr. Forestier is the EVP, Global Affairs and Communities.  Dassault Systèmes is a long time sponsor of the North American Eagle®, providing CATIA design Software solutions, working closely with IDEX Solutions.  We have made numerous appearances at COE Conventions in Las Vegas and Orlando, along with The European CATIA Forum in Paris France.

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LeMay Family Collection is a long time sponsor of the North American Eagle®

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