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Member Q&A with Erin Sills
October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friday, October 2, 2020 | 12:00–1:00 PM
Online via ZOOM
Registration for this event is required
In celebration of the exhibition MOTO MMXX, join the Museum of Craft and Design on Zoom for a virtual discussion with land speed motorcycle racer Erin Sills in conversation with MCD’s Assistant Curator, Ariel Zaccheo.
Land speed racing is one of the longest-standing extreme sports in the World. Women and men race against history to be the fastest – ever – on a certain size and style of motorcycle or car. To succeed, competitors must push the envelope of design, aerodynamics, power, traction, and personal grit. Erin Sills is one of the most accomplished racers in the sport, having set over 45 World and National top speed records since she began racing 20 years ago. Erin will share images and stories of some of the most extreme designs ever brought to land speed racing. She will explore what it takes to conceptualize and design vehicles to go “under the wind” rather than into it. And how does one improve upon an engine that has over one hundred years of technology behind it? Join us to hear more about the artists and builders that push the envelope to follow their passion of speed.
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About Erin Sills:
Erin Sills is a 45-time world and national land speed motorcycle record holder and an off-road adventure riding coach. In her professional life, she spent 30 years in marketing and advertising, most recently as Global Director of Insights for Facebook, Inc. In 2016, she packed away the corporate attire to race full-time.
Erin has been named the American Motorcyclist Association’s “Female Athlete of the Year” for her motorcycling accomplishments and the American Marketing Association’s “Woman to Watch” for her business accomplishments. Erin and her team at Hunter Sills Racing have set two Guinness Book World Records, and she is a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club, the El Mirage 200 MPH Club, the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, and the Mojave 200 MPH Club with her fastest average speed of 238 mph to date.
Erin enjoys advocating for women in motorcycling and, with her late husband Andy Sills, she founded the sheMoto Scholarship to support women in the sport.
Above Image courtesy of Dalton Campbell, 2016