Boardtrack Racer Gene Walker

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by David in Alabama, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. David in Alabama

    David in Alabama New Member

    Here's a link to an article I wrote for the Birmingham History Center, Gene Walker Birmingham's Lost Racing Champion. For those that don't know, Gene was one of the great boardtrack/dirt track racers of the teens and early 20s. He also set the first official motorcycle land speed record of 115 mph on the sands of Daytona Beach in 1920. Make sure you check out the video link, it's the only known footage of Gene and is at the end of the video.

    http://birminghamhistorycenter.word...gene-walker-birminghams-lost-racing-champion/[​IMG]
     

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