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1920 Motorcycle Race Movie
Jockey Journal ^

Posted on 04/19/2009 12:08:03 AM PDT by woofie

This is a wonderful rare film of motorcycle board racing in 1920. Great fun to watch

Indian Motorcycles are the Fastest in the World!

http://www.jockeyjournal.com/?p=235


TOPICS: Hobbies; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: indian; motorcycle

1 posted on 04/19/2009 12:08:04 AM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

Link

http://www.jockeyjournal.com/?p=235


2 posted on 04/19/2009 12:15:01 AM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

3 posted on 04/19/2009 12:29:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I stole the pic.

:)


4 posted on 04/19/2009 1:24:31 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Life is but a big granola bar.)
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To: woofie

very cool.


5 posted on 04/19/2009 2:41:35 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: woofie

That’s one very big board track.


6 posted on 04/19/2009 3:41:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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7 posted on 04/19/2009 4:30:26 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: woofie

Nearly 132 mph (212 kph). That’s moving.


8 posted on 04/19/2009 4:37:25 AM PDT by familyop (combat engineer (combat), National Guard, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: woofie

Wow! American life from another time. Thanks for linking.


10 posted on 04/19/2009 5:45:00 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: woofie
All I can say is WOW! What a gem of a find! Wish Dad was still around to see this ... he'd love it!


11 posted on 04/19/2009 6:28:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (Have you noticed Obama voters are having buyer's remorse?)
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To: woofie

Excellent stuff. Thanks.


12 posted on 04/19/2009 6:33:59 AM PDT by Poser (Typed on my Woot-off $169 Asus Web Book (Linux of course))
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To: woofie

What? How ignorant our ancestors were.Didnt they realize board tracks were a threat to the environment? </sarcasm>


13 posted on 04/19/2009 6:48:16 AM PDT by more equal then others
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To: woofie
Those interested in this sort of thing should watch "The World's Fastest Indian" with Anthony Hopkins in the title role as Burt Munro in this fascinating true story.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412080/

14 posted on 04/19/2009 6:49:30 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

I have DVD, it’s a great movie!


15 posted on 04/19/2009 7:36:13 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: martin_fierro

Good stuff!!


16 posted on 04/19/2009 7:37:07 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: woofie

Many people donot realie how dangerous those old board tracks were. You might notice if you follow motorcycle racing, that there are no hay bales, no guard rails and not much safety for spectators as well as riders.

Motorcycles they race also had no brakes. Sidecar racing was unbelievably dangerous and after so many lost their lives it was abandoned in the US. The Board tracks became old and run down and lacked maintenance after a few years splinters would eat up riders if they fell then the boards started rotting and breaking making for real danger. They were finally abandoned.


17 posted on 04/19/2009 8:10:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: gorush

I loved that movie ...draged my family to it ..read up on Burt ...the most accurate thing in the movie was his mechanical ability. I forget how may trips he made to the salt flts but it was several


18 posted on 04/19/2009 9:24:49 AM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

Awesome.... I had no idea the board tracks were that big.

Those Indians were incredibly fast... and no death wobble.

It seems to me there was another brand of motorcycle.... hmmmm what was it? Ughhhh...oh well, not important. Never mind.


19 posted on 04/19/2009 10:00:34 AM PDT by zipper ( If God is your copilot, you're in the wrong seat!)
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To: zipper
It seems to me there was another brand of motorcycle.... hmmmm what was it?

Silent Matchless? Yale? Excelsior? Hendee Manufacturing?

20 posted on 04/19/2009 12:26:30 PM PDT by Don W (People who think are a threat to socialism)
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To: zipper; martin_fierro; Jim Robinson

Kinda funny how Harley bashers run like small children when you call their bluff as to American motorcycles and their history, isn’t it?

I’ll lay odds on our FRiend’s knowledge of motorcycles versus your dog’s that the canine knows more about the Matchless, or the Yale, than the Zipper knows about the history of ANY American motorcycle manufacturer. Actually, I doubt the Zipper knows even as much as your dog about ANY motorcycle manufacturer/company.

Not that ignorance and stupidity will make any difference, since only what the Zipperhead “knows” is the ONLY knowledge that means anything. To the Zipperhead, anyways...

I have deleted several sentences, as I wish to remain a contributor to this forum.

Good night, all.


21 posted on 04/20/2009 1:57:07 AM PDT by Don W (People who think are a threat to socialism)
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To: Don W

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

NEWBIE, are you running to Jim’s skirt? What is that supposed to accomplish?

What did you ‘call my bluff’ about?

What do you expect from Jim?

Did I ever say the [sssshhhhhhhhh] H-word?

Is there a chance you might be a TEEEEEEEEENNNNYYYY bit defensive?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

The World’s Fastest Indian, indeed.


22 posted on 04/20/2009 2:49:22 AM PDT by zipper (RACING IMPROVES THE BREED)
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lol wat is going on here


23 posted on 04/20/2009 2:52:06 AM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Don W

Ace????

A.L. Hilamen Co.??

Allied Motor Corp. ???

American Cycle Manuf. Co.

American Motor Co.

Armac

Arrow Motor Co.

Auto-Bi Co.

Autoped Company of America

Aurora Automatic Machinery Co.

Black Hawk Motor Co.

Bradley Manuf. Co.

Breeze Motor Manuf. Co.

Brown & Beck

Buell Motorcycle Co.

Buffalo Automobile & Auto-Bi Co.

California Motor Co.

Century Auto Cycle Co.

Cleveland Motorcycle Manuf. Co.

C.V. Stahl Motor Works

Cycle Motor Corp.

Davis Sewing Machine Co.

Eisenhuth Horseless Vehicle Co.

Emblem Manuf. Co.

Erie Manuf. Co.

Excelsior Bicycle Co.

Excelsior Motor Manuf. & Supply Co.

Excelsior Cycle Co. (maker of De Luxe)

Fischer

Fowler-Sherman-Manson Cycle Co.

Freyer and Miller Manuf. Co.

F.W. Spacke Co.

G.H. Curtiss Manuf. Co.

Great Western Manuf. Co.

Harry R. Geer Co.

Ha[cough,cough]

Haverford Cycle Co.

Hendee Manuf. Co.

Henderson Motorcycle Co.

Holley Motor Co.

Hoffman Motor Works

Hornecker Motor Manuf. Co.

Industrial Machine Co.

Indian Motorcycle Co.

Iver Johnson and Cycle Works

Ives Motorcycle Corp.

Joerns Motor Manuf. Co.

Joerns-Thiem Manuf. Co.

Jonas Cycle Co.

Kenzler-Waverly Motorcycle Co.

Knox Motors

Light Manufacturing & Foundary Co.

Marsh - Metz

Mayo Damper Co.

McLeod Manuf. Co.

Meadowbrook Cycle Co.

Merkel Motor Co.

Merkel - Light Motor Co.

Miami Cycle & Manuf. Co.

Michaelson Motorcycle Co.

Militaire Auto Co.

Militors Motors Corp.

Milwaukee Motorcycle Co.

Mitchell Motor Car Co.

Morgan Motor Co.

Morse-Beauregard Manuf. Co.

Motoczysz

Motor Cycle Manuf. Co.

Motorcycle Bicycle Equipment & Supply Co.

Neracar Corp.

New Era Autocycle Co.

Oscar Lear Automobile Co.

Pierce Cycle Co.

Pope Manuf. Co.

Reading-Standard Co.

Reeser and Mackenzie

Regas Vehicle Co.

Reliance Motor Cycle Co.

Royal Motor Works.

Schickel Motor Co.

Shaw Manuf. Co.

Simplex Manuf. Corp.

Sinclaire Motors

Steffey Manuf. Co.

Sylvester & Jones

Thiem Manuf. Co.

Tiger Autobike Co.

Triumph Manuf. Co.

Universal Machinery Co.

Victory Motorcycles (Polaris Industries)

Wagner Motorcycle Co.

Walter Driver and Son

Waltham Manufacturing Co.

Waverly Manuf. Co.

Whipple Cycle Co. ??


24 posted on 04/20/2009 3:07:03 AM PDT by zipper (RACING IMPROVES THE BREED)
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To: zipper; Jim Robinson

From Jim, I expected a wee smile.

I will admit, you did surprise me with a quite more comprehensive list of defunct and inactive American manufacturers than I had on hand for the 3 minutes I used to respond to your insult to the last American motorcycle manufacturer.

I am genuinely humbled by your expertise at finding defunct nameplates, failures and embarrasments, and will never again doubt your ability to find useless information that makes capitalism look heartless and cruel.

Believe it or not, failure is GOOD! It shows those who have not been unsuccessful that there ARE consequences to not doing RIGHT!

Once again, thank you for confirming my point. And have a good life.


25 posted on 04/20/2009 3:42:28 AM PDT by Don W (People who think are a threat to socialism)
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