Skip to comments.1920 Motorcycle Race Movie
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!
I stole the pic.
That’s one very big board track.
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Nearly 132 mph (212 kph). That’s moving.
Wow! American life from another time. Thanks for linking.
Excellent stuff. Thanks.
What? How ignorant our ancestors were.Didnt they realize board tracks were a threat to the environment? </sarcasm>
I have DVD, it’s a great movie!
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.
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
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.
Silent Matchless? Yale? Excelsior? Hendee Manufacturing?
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