Early American Motorcycle Racing Blog

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by David in Alabama, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. David in Alabama

    David in Alabama New Member

    For those of you that are interested in early American motorcycle racing, I have a new blog:

    Deadly Dave's Blog
    The Lost Stories of Early American Motorcycle Racing


    David Morrill
    Sylacauga, AL
    Author, Motorcycle Racing Enthusiast

  2. Max-M

    Max-M Member

    I took a quick look at your blog, Dave. Very cool. I plan to delve into it deeper this weekend. As a motorized bicycle enthusiast, my interest has always been today's motorized bicycle's close connection to the earliest motorcycles. And I've built my bike with that kind of vintage look as a goal.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. David in Alabama

    David in Alabama New Member

    Thanks Max, Many of the early motorcycle companies involved in racing, had close ties to bicycles. Both Harley and Indian sold bicycles early on. Both our original Harley and Indian shops here in Birmingham were bicycles shops that were approached to sell motorcycles. Super X was owned by the Schwinn bicycle folks. The reason motorcycles ended up on boardtracks, is they were first used to pace the bicycle races on the outdoor wooden velodromes.