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?
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.
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?
The World’s Fastest Indian, indeed.
lol wat is going on here
A.L. Hilamen Co.??
Allied Motor Corp. ???
American Cycle Manuf. Co.
American Motor Co.
Arrow Motor 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)
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.
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.
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.
Motor Cycle Manuf. Co.
Motorcycle Bicycle Equipment & Supply Co.
New Era Autocycle Co.
Oscar Lear Automobile Co.
Pierce Cycle Co.
Pope Manuf. Co.
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Regas Vehicle Co.
Reliance Motor Cycle Co.
Royal Motor Works.
Schickel Motor Co.
Shaw Manuf. Co.
Simplex Manuf. Corp.
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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. ??
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.
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