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