1920 boardtrack race video

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by sabala, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. sabala

    sabala Guest

    Found this out in the internetz. No sound but still pretty cool. Apologies if previously posted but I searched and nothing came up. Enjoy!

    INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING - 1920
     

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    thank you for posting --- that was a lot of fun

    for an old film --- pretty good quality --- and pretty darn fast !!!

    ride that thing
     
  3. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest

    very nice
     
  4. Tinker1980

    Tinker1980 Guest

    Eep. Those things were very little more than what we've built and shown on this board! Can you picture another cylinder on your happy time motor, propelling your bike to 110+, on a bunch of 2x4's laid on their edges? I don't think they had any brakes on those things either. Hats off to those guys - i get scared at 30 mph on my machine!

    -Mark
     
  5. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Yea they stopped racing when a bike flew off the track and killed 6 people in the stands.
    I think it was in New York or maybe Jersey.
     
  6. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    WOW thanks for posting that. Really great. It also gives us a much better sense for the size of the track.
     
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