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Derringer Cycle {motorcycle 1920}
http://www.retronaut.co/2011/11/derringer-cycle/ ^

Posted on 09/22/2012 9:41:03 PM PDT by djone

“The ‘Inspired by Board Track Racing – the high-speed, high-risk sport of the 1920s – industrial designer Adrian Van Anz set out to create his own version of the pared-down, souped up cycles that roared around those storied wooden motordromes.’.”

(Excerpt) Read more at retronaut.co ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Reference
KEYWORDS: motorcycle
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I don't know.... but a 1920s Honda look a like ?.....

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1 posted on 09/22/2012 9:41:08 PM PDT by djone
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To: djone; martin_fierro

motorcycle ping!.....


2 posted on 09/22/2012 9:48:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: djone

That is cool!


3 posted on 09/22/2012 9:52:08 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: djone

Can’t see how the chain tensioner works. Looks odd like there is no spring. Maybe you set it before you rode.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 9:56:25 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: djone

My Father told me stories about going to the State Fair and watching these riders going up and down the wooden walls.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 10:02:46 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: djone

Board racing was still being done in the 1960’s.


6 posted on 09/22/2012 10:05:00 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: djone
put Bleriot_1920
7 posted on 09/22/2012 10:19:01 PM PDT by djone (whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings)
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To: djone

Board Track Racers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y54KVJzuXEE

Early (1910) L.A. & Beverly Hills, Motor Racing Board Tracks (Slides AND Video)..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jYg32g8No


8 posted on 09/22/2012 10:21:19 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: djone

http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2008/12/board-track-racing-on-film.html


9 posted on 09/22/2012 10:21:36 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: TaMoDee

I saw them at the Dinwiddie (Virginia) county fair in about 1962 or ‘63. They rode inside a wooden track that was about the size of a big rooftop water tank. Made from many vertical staves. Spectators stood on a catwalk platform around the top rim. The bottom four or five feet of the “tank” was angled at 45° to give them a transition from horizontal to vertical driving. recollection is that the tank was about 30 feet across, but it could have been less. They had to go around about once every three or four seconds.

The whole thing swayed back and forth when the riders were “unbalanced.” Most of the time they rode “balanced,” with either two on opposite sides, or three spaced at 120°.

They rode very noisy two-cycle motorcycles; I can’t tell more than that because I was only seven or eight when I saw them.

The track was maybe 25 feet deep, and they rode in a weaving Lissajous pattern for a grand finale.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 10:22:51 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: prisoner6
tensioner here?
11 posted on 09/22/2012 10:26:26 PM PDT by djone (whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings)
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To: djone

Very artistic, minimalist, has near “modern” industrial design look.


12 posted on 09/22/2012 10:29:51 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Red Badger
Abernathy kids here
13 posted on 09/22/2012 10:30:53 PM PDT by djone (whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings)
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Andre Grapperon (LOC)
14 posted on 09/22/2012 10:38:49 PM PDT by djone (whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings)
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To: umgud

“Board racing was still being done in the 1960’s”
I’m not so sure about that. If there was still a board track around in the 60’s is was a novelty.

By the mid-‘20s, the sport began to lose its appeal. Perhaps the novelty wore off; certainly the carnage was appalling. Newspapers began referring to motordromes as “murderdromes,” and local governments closed some tracks. Race officials and the motorcycle manufacturers that sponsored racing teams tried to implement measures to slow down the bikes, but that went nowhere. By the early 1930s, board-track motorcycle racing had become a footnote in motorsport history, and Van Order’s career as a photographer was over.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/The-Early-Deadly-Days-of-Motorcycle-Racing.html#ixzz27Gg9ntgV


15 posted on 09/22/2012 10:40:58 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: TaMoDee
Jim Flynn (LOC
16 posted on 09/22/2012 10:41:52 PM PDT by djone (whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings)
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To: TaMoDee
Jim Flynn (LOC
17 posted on 09/22/2012 10:42:08 PM PDT by djone (whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings)
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To: Gettin Betta
hendee manfacturing
18 posted on 09/22/2012 10:47:19 PM PDT by djone (whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings)
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To: Steely Tom
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19 posted on 09/22/2012 10:51:19 PM PDT by djone (they don’t do their job, we fire them.)
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To: Steely Tom; umgud

The county fair motorcycle “wall of death” daredevil exhibitions were a whole different animal than “board track” racing.


20 posted on 09/22/2012 10:52:24 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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