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Kent Riches is an accomplished sculptor, designer, businessman, championship winning road racer, drag racer, and current land speed record holder as well as a father and husband.

 

Kent Riches is the owner and founder of Air-Tech Streamlining, a San Diego based company that is the largest manufacturer of fiberglass motorcycle products in the world. Kent Riches has designed many award winning show bikes, as well as hundreds of magazine project bikes, exotic futuristic motorcycles, and race bikes. He has designed bodywork for the factory Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Buell road race teams as well as design work for the factory Kawasaki drag race teams.

 

Mr. Riches has been very successful in the past in accomplishing and achieving goals that he has set for himself and his business. Mr. Riches has set a goal for himself and the Air-tech /MDR race team for setting the ultimate land speed record on a motorcycle.

 

Mr. Riches and his team would appreciate any support or help you can offer to accomplish the goal of having the world’s fastest motorcycle. Please feel free to contact him at his business, Air-Tech Streamlining, at (760) 598-3366. Thank you.

 

Positions and Employment
1983 - Present - Owner - Air-tech Streamlining
1982 -1983 - Manager / Service Tech - Stockers Motorcycles
1980 -1982 - Account Manager - JT Racing

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships
Member - Southern California Timing Association
Member - Bonneville International
Member - American Motorcyclists Association
Member - San Diego Roadsters Club

 

Honors

 

Year

Class

Awards

Record

1989

NMA Modified Class

Champion

 

1989

AMA Prostar West

750 Supersport Champion

 

1990

NMA Modified Class

Champion

 

1993

(2) Electrothon Race Vehicles

1st & 2nd Place

 

1992

(2) US Electrathon Series Vehicles

1st & 2nd Place

 

1990

NMA Senior Class Open

Champion

 

1995

Alternative Vehicle Forum

Most Promising Business Award

 

1998

LA Bike Show

1st Place Record

 

1999

Concuors d’ Elegance Del Mar

Best Concept Vehicle

 

1999

LA Bike Show

1st Place Record

 

2000

Concuors d’ Elegance Del Mar

Best In Show

 

2000

Concuors d’ Elegance Del Mar

1st Place

 

2001

F/BGS

1st Place Record

193.404

2002

200 MPH Club

Life Member - El Mirage

215.235

2002

F/BGS

1st Place Record

246.914

2002

F/BGS

1st Place Record

215.235

2002

F/BFS

1st Place Record

199.493

2003

125 p/p

1st Place Record

91.180

2003

1000S/G

1st Place Record

179.523

2003

SDRC

Dumb luck Award (213mph crash)

213.

2005

1650 APS/BF

1st Place Record

214.553

2005

1350 APS/BG

1st Place Record

223.524

2006

750SC/G SideCar

1st Place Record

143.545

2006

1350 P/P

Performance Achievement

162.927

2006

SDRC

Best Engineered (Twin engine car)

 

2006

F/BGS

1st Place Record

279.111

2006

F/BGS

Performance Achievement

299.008

2007

250 P/P

1st Place Record

151.011

2007

200 MPH Club

Life Member - Bonneville

 

2007

F/BGS

1st Place Record

274.520

2007

750CC /SCF

Performance Award

 

2007

F/BGS

Performance Award

 

2007

250CC P/P

1st Place Record

131.980

2007

1350 P/P

Performance Achievement

191.944

2007

1350 P/P

Performance Achievement

183.611

2007

SDRC

Dumb luck Award (293mph crash)

293.mph

2008

SDRC

Best Engineered Award (E-bike)

 

2008

F/BGS

1 way pass

290.363

2008

El Mirage APS/Omega

1st Place Record

125.010

2009

SDRC

Dumb luck award (179 pass on fire)

 

2009

El Mirage APS/Omega

1st Place Record

126.039

2009

El Mirage APS/Omega

1st Place Record

149.117

2009

Bonneville APS/Omega

1st Place Record

176.434

 

Broadcasts
2006:  4 episodes of TV Series “All the gear, no idea”
1983-2009:  Numerous television interviews and appearances

 

Print Media
1983-2009 Numerous magazine and newspaper articles

 

Research Support
San Diego State University: 2006-2009 Assistance on Hybrid Vehicle research
Southern Utah University: 2008 Design / Develop Record Setting Vehicle

Southern Utah University: 2009 Design / Develop Record Setting Vehicle