A Must See Video. Early American Board Track Racing…

It’s too cool. A rare quality footage of early American board track racing. Indian rules!

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10 Responses to “A Must See Video. Early American Board Track Racing…”

  1. 1 Don Braw Jan 7th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Excellent video.

  2. 2 gustian Jan 7th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Beautifull ! ! If a true bikers hart isn’t beating harder by the view of that film, than he isn’t a real biker…..

  3. 3 Jaxon 5 Jan 7th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    IMOP what a super special film.. Can you imagine being on the side of the track like that… The sidecar race looked freaky…. Just a whole different time and place! VERY cool!!! Really special to see the real ‘old school’….. Did you look closely at the track? I thought the track was 99% perfect but the VID shows otherwise… look again at the big O’ holes between the boards Etc…. I guess going just over 100Mph would be OK but just think about bailing out on the rough and beaten wood…… OUCH ! Post this on You-Tube!

  4. 4 Ken Glenn (Rat Judge) Jan 8th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I am a big fan of vintage racing, both auto an moto. I have a lot of film from this era of autos but none of bikes. This is fantastic to see, and as rare as it gets. Thanks for the heads up

  5. 5 Gary Frentz Jan 8th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Exceptional historic document.

  6. 6 J Jan 9th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Wow, very cool- easy to see where the inspiration for Daytona Speedway came from……

  7. 7 Big Joe Jan 11th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    The other night we were here at the shop late, about 6 in the moring. I had pulled a 26 hour work day. Many of you know how that goes. At around 1 or so in the moring I was taking a break and pulled up the blog. Saw this post and loaded it up. Gathered the 5 or 6 of us here in the shop around the computer and watched this little bit-o-history.

    Damn, great little clip to watch and get some inspiration to keep plugging away on the project at hand. Those guys had the cliche, Balls That Klank! Just thinking about building the track, racing the track and surviving the track. None of those were small feats.

    Great stuff!

  8. 8 Mike Jan 23rd, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Very special piece on motorcycling history. Thanks for sharing it! Most enjoyable

  9. 9 jay tee Jun 9th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Great piece of motorcycling history,these guys were made of strong stuff.pity there is not more of it!

  10. 10 Mikhail Jun 15th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I think the opening text should read either: In the late eighteen hundreds or in the early nineteen hundreds, not the late nineteen hundreds as that would be the 1990s.

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