The story starts in Turkey on the computer of designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem. Nearly two years ago, Mehmet posted his BMW Alpha concept online: An arresting, shark-nosed land speed racer.
Word was spreading of Mehmet’s amazing designs, and bike builder Mark
Makr Atkinson became a fan.
I’d seen a couple of his designs online, Mark tells us.
Then my father posted a picture of the Alpha concept on my Facebook page. It was good timing: Racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats had been canceled again, and I needed a winter project — via Bike EXIF