5 Carr Street - Brighouse - HD6 4AZ +44 (0)7921 712266 +44 (0)7971 172210



Welcome to the home of land speed records, Straightliners Events. We have
documented and staged more land speed world records and drag-racing
records than anyone in the world!



Straightliners have spent decades removing the red tape allowing
anyone to enter and compete at a professional event



For over 50 years Straightliners has been the grass-roots home of land speed
records here in the Uk. Racers are born here, records are made here,
legends live forever!



Put yourself on the startline and put yourself against yourself or other cars.
Either way, you're going to test your skills and your car to it's limits...if you dare!



We've seen and heard it all and nothing proves a bike and it's rider is as
fast as they say they are like a good old drag race!

previous arrow
next arrow

Elvington Airfield - 1st October 2020
Straightliners Limited / UK Timing Association organised yesterday’s land speed record attempt on behalf of racer Zef Eisenberg. Having completed many successful passes, Zef Eisenberg lost his life late on Thursday afternoon in an accident part way down the famous runway 26. The police and Motorsport UK are now investigating the circumstances of the crash.

Zef was a much loved and valued member of the Straightliners family and he will be very sadly missed by us all. Zef was renowned for putting together an incredible team of people who helped him on his record breaking land speed journey, there was never a dull moment when Zef and the Mad Max team arrived.

All in Straightliners and UKTA extend their condolences to Zef’s partner Mirella, the Eisenberg family, the vehicle operating and build crew and all those who supported Zef’s speed efforts with his bikes and car.
Straightliners & UK Timing Association


Official statement from The Eisenberg Family...
Zef Eisenberg
Guernsey-based record-breaker Zef Eisenberg has died in an accident at Elvington Airfield. He was 47 years old.
Over the course of his career, Eisenberg set more than 90 British, World, UKTA, ACU and Guinness Speed Records on two wheels and four. The most recent of those came at Elvington in late September, when he set four new FIA benchmarks on the EISENBERG V8 motorcycle.

Eisenberg grew up in North London and attended UCS school in Hampstead. He was passionate about skateboarding from the age of 12, and would often skateboard all the way to school. Being very creative with wood, plastic and metal, he stayed behind every evening and worked in the technology department, and at the age of 15 he decided to install an electric motor in a bicycle. To his great delight it worked, and in recognition of his successhe was given a grant for his innovation from a large electronics company.

At the age of 16, he decided to take up bodybuilding, and after a year of hard work and family encouragement he became junior bodybuilding champion of Great Britain. To keep in shape, he needed to take protein powder. At that time it was quite costly, so he decided to start a business making his own. He studied for a BSc in nutrition in his own time and developed a winning formula that was used by many bodybuilders, athletes and sportspeople throughout the UK.

The birth of his business coincided with the early days of the internet, and he used online channels to grow it exponentially. Maximuscle soon became the leading product in the marketplace, and GlaxoSmithKline eventually became interested in adding it to its portfolio. Eisenberg sold up, made his home in Guernsey and embraced the island life.
He applied his analytical approach and determination to the science of his other great passion – motorsport. As he once said: “The human body and a vehicle engine have close similarities. Both require the best care, fuel and maintenance to perform at their best.” He dedicated himself to demonstrating what could be achieved when pushing the boundaries of both human and machine in record-setting challenges. The self-confessed performance junkie learned his trade with V8 muscle cars and drag motorbikes, before creating the world’s most powerful turbine motorbike. Five years of intense work resulted in a number of accolades, including a new Guinness record for the fastest turbine bike in the world at 234.01mph.
In September 2016, he survived Britain’s fastest-ever motorcycle crash when the turbine bike failed to stop at the end of the Elvington runway. He shattered his pelvis and broke his
pubic bone, hip, femur and seven other bones, and spent three months in hospital – during which doctors told him that he’d never walk again. That was followed by three months in a
wheelchair and six months learning to walk – and 12 months to the day after the accident, he was back at Elvington competing on the rebuilt bike.
Eisenberg’s infectious enthusiasm, and his unique ability to explain in layman’s terms the most complex subjects, led ITV to approach him for a new TV programme, aptly named Speed Freaks, focusing on the design, build and engineering of extreme cars. Those included a bespoke 1200bhp Porsche 911 Turbo in which Eisenberg recorded a speed of 223.4mph on the famous Pendine Sands in south Wales. He became the only person in history to hold both car and bike outright speed records at Pendine, and the only person to hold records at over 200mph on sand on both two wheels and four.
In early 2019, Eisenberg began development of the world’s fastest electric motorbike. His MADMAX race team worked in close collaboration with Nottingham University PhD students and created a bespoke machine from scratch. In September 2019, he rode it to three World FIM records and one ACU British record for the fastest unfaired electric motorbike in the world.
His passion for education led to Eisenberg taking the turbine motorcycle to schools and colleges, with the intention of inspiring youngsters to challenge conventional wisdom and motivate them to achieve anything they wanted with the right mind-set, attitude and belief. He also sponsored and promoted the ‘Emergency Hero of Guernsey’ award, which recognises the invaluable work of medics, helicopter crews, surgeons and intensive care staff, and was central to a charity project that created the largest children’s playground in the Channel Islands. In 2019, it won the Pride of Guernsey award for Parish Champion of the Year, and the same team subsequently restored the famous Japanese hut at the far end of Saumarez Park pond.
When he was approached by a group of skateboarders to raise money to build some skate ramps, Eisenberg recognised an opportunity to promote the positive benefits of teenagers
engaging in the sport, and set about building a state-of-the-art concrete skatepark in a 15,000 square-foot location at Beau Sejour on Guernsey. Once it was finished, Eisenberg and his team continued to maintain the park, and this year he was seeking fresh funding in order to add new features.
He was also a keen supporter of other local sports, such as the Guernsey Badminton Association, and via his MADMAX team he backed motorsport talent such as hillclimb star Darren Warwick. In October 2019, the Royal Automobile Club awarded him the Simms Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to motoring innovation. The Medal is among the most prestigious honours bestowed to individuals or a small company. John Wood MBE, Chairman of the Simms Committee, Royal Automobile Club, said: ‘Zef Eisenberg is an individual driven to exploit technology to the ultimate.’
Known for the enthusiasm that he applied to each of his projects, Eisenberg injected his positivity into everyone he came into contact with. They, in turn, were left feeling upbeat and in an enlightened mood. His family have described him as a ‘true genius with unique talents’.
Eisenberg leaves behind a loving partner Mirella D’Antonio and two children. His parents and four siblings all adored him and followed his progress with great admiration. All have expressed their great sadness and ask for their privacy to be respected at this tragic time.
Zef Eisenberg – entrepreneur, record-breaker, engineer and philanthropist.
Born 22 March 1973. Died 1 October 20


If Drag & Drift is your bag then you will love our DAD events. Put yourself against the clock and shred rubber!
Home to the most prestigious race on earth, Straightliners have been running events here for decades.
Keep an eye out here for our often "special" car & bike events, guaranteed to get the heart rate pumping!
1/2 mile drag events are incredible fun and not as easy as some might think, skill required!
The infamous drag racing championship, stay in class, fine tune your bike and pin it to the finish line!
Well it doesn't get any easier than this, go as fast as you can but remember, you need to stop too...have you got what it takes?
The best in Europe go head to head to reign supreme on our Handling Circuit and Drag-strip. An open event to all levels with entertainment, trade village and a weekend of motorsport heaven.
The world's most skilled, established and renowned legends on one wheel go head to head over a kilo to achieve the fastest on the planet, the Wheelie Gods are back!
Home to one of the most highly regarded land speed records, Pendine Sands is a beautiful setting where only the bravest roll up to the start-line.
The fastest men and woman on earth come together for this record breaking event which also features the World Wheelie Records.
The proving ground for anyone who wants to test themselves against machine and time, open days for the speed hungry racers out there!
Home of drag racing in the North, this iconic runway has been racing since the late 70's.

Straightliners Events RACING MEMBERSHIPS

Ends 29th November of the 5th year!



Use our easy navigation to find an event.


Choose the booking options to suite you!


You will be emailed tickets instantly!


Arrive, get scanned in, set-up...you're off!


+44 (0)7971 172210

or email timekeepers@straightliners.events

  • 200mph-logo-web.png
  • acu-logo-web.png
  • fim-logo-web.png
  • ukmile_logo.png
  • ukta-logo.png
  • z-guinness-logo-web.png