1920 boardtrack race video

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!

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