Speed Around The Klocks

speedaroundtheklock1karleeklockerikaklocksbrianlauraklockAmong the veterans (the Salt Dogs) quite a few Custom Builders from different countries ready to show the world that they know how to tune their machines to run-in and very fast. Among them, the largest crew of racers is the Klocks Werks Team with not less than 15 people (add me for encouragements), 6 bikes and 4 racers! But the most beautiful part of the 2009 Klocks Bonneville Story is 1- Brian’s wife Laura Klocks , already holding a world speed record in the bagger class will pursue tomorrow another one in the PP-2000 class with a stock Victory Vision. 2- That youngest daughter Karlee Cobb, only 15 years old will go for the record on a Buell Blast in the class MPS-PG 500. Karlee was last year in Bonneville the youngest female to ever set 2 world records!!! 3- That second daughter Erika Cobb, 18 years old will race a 2003 Buell XB9 in the class P-PG 1000.  Mother & 2 daughters are the 1st ever trio to set Bonneville records in the same year at a sped event. And there is more, Michelle Mielke, wife of Klocks Werks main man Joe Mielke is also going for the maximum speed on a 02 Yamaha Road Warrior. Will tell you more about her in a next post…Klock Werks Kustom Cycles

34 Responses to “Speed Around The Klocks”

  1. 1 John E Adams Aug 30th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Some talent and skills in that family – all the best to them this year!


  2. 2 John E Adams Aug 30th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Should have looked at the link before commenting. They build some beautiful bikes as well, love the Newtique and Cherry Bomb Bobber -;0)


  3. 3 nicker Aug 30th, 2009 at 8:24 pm


    Lets just hope the SCTO continues to keep TV out of the last pure motor sport competition venue.
    Don’t need to see the salt go the way of Indy and NASCAR.


  4. 4 michael kari luehmann Aug 30th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    we are friends of the klock family and team at the shop. You could not have any better friends. Theyhave opened there homes and lives to us. The support the family and the team have for one another is like no other. We have been blessed to become friends with the klockwerks team. go team we will see you in bonneville on Monday. Love your friends mike kari

  5. 5 LCFab Aug 31st, 2009 at 3:58 am

    There simply isnt enough I can say about the entire Klockwerks team, and I too recieved a great blessing the day I met them. These are truly unique people with a good understanding of how its supposed to be. You all have our support, prayers, and cheers from here in VA!

    Be sure to check them out, in addition to being great folks and land speed record holders, they do some super cool custom bikes, and even make baggers look great! ha ha I hope to see more of the story of this years trials on here, keep posting Mr. Huze, Keep posting!

  6. 6 krugger Aug 31st, 2009 at 7:31 am

    To Brian, the girls, Joe and the crew, i wish you the best on the saltflat.

    I will check the result on the web each day between two welding on the jig…

    Keep your smile and full throttle!!

  7. 7 Dave Dunn Aug 31st, 2009 at 7:50 am

    This is real history being made by the Klock Werks Krew and Ross from Kiwi Indian. They are ALL Great People on and off the Flats. Keep the results coming.

  8. 8 Brandon Aug 31st, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Cyril you are the best Builder/Reporter in the business. All your posts are very interesting. Probably because you understand the business in & out better than all the other pseudo journalists . Thanks again.

  9. 9 Emery 1966 Aug 31st, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Go Fast Ride Safe We’re there for you. KW defines team………

  10. 10 Doc Robinson Aug 31st, 2009 at 8:32 am

    You go girls! Best of luck, ride fast and stay safe.

  11. 11 BikerMarc Aug 31st, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Hey Brian & Family(Team),

    Ride/Race safe out there. We care about you all.

    Go Team Go…


  12. 12 Scott Sjovall Aug 31st, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Good luck today – I hope the salt is good and you guys go fast!

  13. 13 Makel Aug 31st, 2009 at 8:55 am

    All of us here back in the shop are so very proud of each one of you – from the bike builders to the racers, you are all awesome! Keep it up and stay safe! God bless…

  14. 14 Pastor Paul Aug 31st, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Have a great Monday on the salt!!


  15. 15 Chris Cobb Aug 31st, 2009 at 9:12 am


  16. 16 Stefanie Aug 31st, 2009 at 9:20 am

    What can I say, Brian and Laura have been a constant supply of support for me, they give encouragement to everyone they talk with, They open their Home and Hearts to so many. Their Time on the salt is History being made. I have been so fortunate to paint this happening. They are the “Zeitgist” of the Industry, and there is much to be learned from them. I want to wish them Speed of the Spirits, and Blessings from God. Looking forward to seeing the updates and new Photos. I must say a “Big Thanks” to the unbelieveable custom transformation the Klock Werks Crew accomplished on My Husbands (Donnie) 03 Firefighter Edition, Every day I look at it, and cant believe its really done. It is so AWESOME!
    Go Get Em Girls.


  17. 17 Hank ham Aug 31st, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Team Klock – Brian, Laura, the “girls” the whole Klock crew…. truly world class folks, dedicated to the M/C industry, to family and friends….
    And team Kiwi – Again – very cool………

    Godspeed to every one on thre salt….!!


  18. 18 nick Aug 31st, 2009 at 9:23 am

    All the best Girls.Ride safe & go Fast
    Go get em
    NYC Choppers

  19. 19 Doug Cahn Aug 31st, 2009 at 9:58 am

    In these difficult times, it is inspiring to see a blog with only positive things to say!!!!!!!!
    You guys are awsome, and Brian, all those nice things that people are saying about you and your krew… the’re all TRUE!!!
    safe & fast

  20. 20 andy Aug 31st, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Best of Luck this week KLOCKS! Be safe!

  21. 21 Gina Woods Aug 31st, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Wish I could be with the Buell Sisters Racing Team this year but my schedule won’t allow!
    The best to all the teams ….. ride fast, take chances and BE SAFE! God Bless all out on the Salt Flats this week!

  22. 22 Darin Maltsbeerger Aug 31st, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Best of luck to all of you out there on the salt. The Powersports students and I here at Mitchell Technical Institute are looking forward to daily updates and all the info that keeps the speed trials interesting. We wish we were there with you……..maybe next year. Good luck, ride fast, stay safe and keep us up to date.


  23. 23 Marisa Anderson Aug 31st, 2009 at 11:39 am

    This is awsome!
    We are excited for all of you and wish you luck this year, and to be safe!
    Wish we are there with you to witness the history in the making. We love you guys!

  24. 24 Bonneville´s fastest naked man... Aug 31st, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I met the Klockwerks crew in the Salt Flats in 2006. Brian, Laura and all the team were so friendly that we became friends instantly. We share a fantastic Sturgis 2007. All of them, absolutelly all of them are great huan beings. Their hospitality and sense of frindship are reallly impressive. Hope to see them soon…Meanwhile wish the best of lucks to my friends !!!

  25. 25 Jeff Nicklus Aug 31st, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    The family that races together, stays together! Go get ’em girls! Be safe and give those guys hell!

    Over & Out,


  26. 26 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Aug 31st, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    We at team Kiwi are so proud to be team Klock/Kiwi here on the salt and in biz. This is a big team with 4 terrific team riders who each one deserve only the very best.I’m proud of each one of you. Its great to have people stopping by to say hi and pass along their well wishes. We are 1 big happy family just having fun. She’s all good mate

  27. 27 Bradley K Aug 31st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Very Inspiring.

  28. 28 Julene Sweeney Sep 1st, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Hey Klockwerks Krew: I am impressed with all of you… and the respect you have for each other, the race, the business and those machines…

    Laura, Erika, Karlee… my girls.. I am so proud of you. You carry such inspiration with you and hard work, ambition, grace and faith… Keep going.. Ride fast and Ride Safe… you can count on that Krew to help make that happen, too.

    Ross, It was good to get to know you on my last visit to Mitchell… keep up the good work.

    Michele, you go girl.

    You are all in my heart.

  29. 29 Jim & Cheryl Welch Sep 1st, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Good luck Team Klock Werks. We are praying for all of you.
    We wish you the best. Be safe and keep us posted.

  30. 30 Emery 1966 Sep 2nd, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Sounds like the conditions have not stopped you all from making progress. Keep’em rolling and stay on top!

  31. 31 Eric Genet Sep 2nd, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Wow! It seems Kiwi and Klock are really in the biz for all the right reasons. After doing the V-Twin Expo with Kiwi the last couple of years I have been fortunate enough to meet and dine with Brian and Laura Klock (and their whole road-krew) a time or two. Kiwi Indian and Klock Werks are a great pairing…both on and off the track, in the business and at home!

    As for speed…its about time Kiwi started running the Flats, ala Burt Munro! Seems the Klock Krew, now unofficially dubbed the Kiwi-Klock Krew, will be the force to be reckoned with on the Flats!

    To Laura, Erica, Karlee and Michelle, and the whole Klock Krew, I cant wait to get to know you and your families…and that time is coming soon! Keep up the record-breaking rides and stay safe all the way!

    As for the Kiwi Krew…well “Rocket” Ross Tomas really shined! Congrats to you, Rocket Ross…

    Brian, Laura and the whole crew…thanks…Mike and Ross have been on cloud nine for quite some time now and I think you folks are some to blame for that! As good friends of the Tomas lot, Lesa and I are smiling too! Look forward to seeing alot more of you in the days and years to come.

  32. 32 Ross Sep 2nd, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for the great times togeather. We were close to our goal but still we are proud to set the record. You have a great team that welcomes everybody. Hope everyone has a good time be safe and go fast.

    Ross loves you all

  33. 33 Wiz Sep 3rd, 2009 at 7:44 am

    I am honored to know Brian and Luara and I wish them God’s speed on their endeavors. I pray to keep all of them safe, they are good people. KICK IT in the butt Brian!!!

  34. 34 Emery 1966 Sep 3rd, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Congrats for KW leading the way again. What a hot and hot rodding group of laides with smoking 6 guns!!!!

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