Just who is Dave Mackie?

Between 1978 and 1984, Dave Mackie set over 60 National Records and was five-time National Champion in some very tough competitive classes, racing against all comers. Dave Mackie is the only man in DRAGBIKE® history to deliver the Stock Eliminator Championship to Harley-Davidson, and was the first man into the 10’s with a stock displacement engine.

Dave credits his long association with Rivera/Primo with a lot of his success. He used an Eliminator SU carburetor, and a Primo belt drive during his racing career.

Beginning in the early eighties Dave performed custom porting and polishing on Harley heads. Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Dave Mackie Engineering cylinder heads were utilized on Easyrider Magazine’s Harley-Davidson powered Streamliner when it attained the title, “World’s Fastest Motorcycle” by travelling at 322 MPH at the Bonneville Salt Flats, and it is still the World’s fastest Harley Davidson.
  • Dave Mackie Engineering headwork was a key component of Bob “Rat” Taft’s motorcycle when it became the world’s “First 8-second Harley-Davidson Motorcycle” powered by gasoline.
  • Dave Mackie Engineering headwork also has helped win several Sturgis “King of the Hill” dynamometer competitions.
Dave Mackie

While Dave no longer provides headwork services, he is happy to bring his award-winning camshafts to a greater audience through this website.

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