Wauseon Board Track 2011 Final
Board Track Class AMCA Race July 2011. GoPro camera mounted on my 1925
Excelsior Super-X handlebar. Great action up front of this very exciting
race. You can look up other vids of this race from different angles.
Originally, in the teens and early twenties, these bikes would race on a
wooden track made of 2x4s on edge, and banked turns. Throttles were
locked on full, using the magneto kill button for speed control. Bikes had
no clutches and were locked at direct-drive. Most of the chassis' were
short-coupled for maneuverability.
These tracks are long gone, so now we celebrate them on the dirt tracks at
Davenport, IA and Wauseon, OH.
Board Track Class consist of: pre-1928 motorcycles, skinny tires,
turned-down or flat racing bars, NO BRAKES, single speed or lock into one
gear only, rolling start.
No pathetic "Keep Your Motor Running" crappy song here, listen to the
wonderful symphony notes of tuned pre-1928 racing motorcycles. So turn up
the volume, and go to full screen.
Antique Flat Track Races in Davenport, IA • J&P Cycles
A taste of what motorcycle racing was like in the 1920's. We bring you
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Indian 1915 8 valve boardtrack film.wmv
Starting a 1915 Indian 61cu.in. boardtrack racer at Yesterdays Nederweert
Look at the flames coming out of the ported cylinder heads.
This bike was found dismantled in an Australian collection some years ago.
Boy, we have a hard life........
1908 Harley board track racer replica start-up
I can't start it with the pedals, so I came up with this method. The
leather belt slips too much to crank the motor with the pedals, and it
seems like it will only start when it's turning pretty fast. That's a 12
volt motor bolted on that board, and I'm running 24 volts through it to
turn fast enough to start the beast. It's a 49 cubic inch (800 cc) v-twin
with atmospheric valves and battery ignition. When I get somebody to hold
the camera, I'll get video of me riding it. As for the oil leaks, I'm
ready to give up. I guess it's supposed to leak oil.
Excelsior 1919 Boardtrack racer ohc.wmv
Excelsior 1919 Boardtrack Racer.
The captain of the Excelsior racing team, Bob Perry had a special
relationship with the Schwinn family.
Ignaz Schwinn, the owner of the Excelsior Motorcycle Company envisioned
Perry as a future executive in the company
and did not want him to race, but Perry wanted to race and was on hand to
ride one of the new 1919 61 cu.in. OHC machines in
its debut at Ascot Park, Ca. on January 4, 1920. The Excelsior team arrived
early for testing and discovered that the extremely
powerful new engine performed like it could fulfill Schwinn's hopes for a
racer that would beat the Indian and Harley-Davidson
works machines. On January 3 it was announced that Bob Perry would ride the
Excelsior on full throttle around the Ascot oval.
He crashed and was killed when he lost control entering a turn at a speed
estimated between 95 and 100 miles per hour.
"Schwinn was devastated. The Excelsior team withdrew from the Ascot event,
and Ignaz Schwinn went into the racing shop and
personally destroyed all of the overhead cam engines with a sledge hammer.
Not one of the machines survived.
This 1919 Excelsior Boardtrack racer was carefully recreated by Paul
Brodie, using 6 known photographs of several of the
Excelsior 1000cc, 61 cu.in. OHC V-twin.
Approx. 49HP @ 6000 rpm
Speed 120 mph+
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Indian Board Track Racer Motorcycle 1920 Vintage
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