Events

April 12, 2017

Motorcycle Kickstart Classic Ride

Are you signed up for the Motorcycle Kickstart Classic ride in May? It’s only a few weeks away.

We gather at Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley, NC Thursday, May 18, and we hope you and your friends can join us for a great ride.

You never know what we need to or can accomplish on the Motorcycle Kickstart Classic Ride!

Friday, May 19 we ride all day to the North Carolina Museum of Transportation in Salisbury and overnight.

Then we ride to the AMCA meet in Denton NC on Saturday May 20th for a fun day of field events, classic bike show and a swap meet.

As always, this ride is open to all makes, models and years of motorcycle, sidecar and trike. The old bikes ride up front and the newer ones bring up the rear to pick up any parts that fall off.

Thanks to our sponsors – Wheels Through Time Museum, Motul Oils, Coker Tires, American Iron Magazine, and Greaserag.

Register now to join the fun at Kickstart Registration

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March 7, 2017

Sons of Speed Daytona Bike Week Antique Motorcycle Boardtrack Races

Filed under Classic Harley History, Classic Indian Motorcycle History, Events, History, Motorcycle Places, News by Buzz_Kanter

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February 11, 2017

Sons of Speed Classic Boardtrack Style Antique Motorcycle Races

Billy Lane and a growing number of his friends are recreating antique motorcycle boardtrack racers with modern frames, forks, wheels and gear but original antique V-twin motors.

Buzz Kanter’s 1915 Harley-Davidson tracker on the Daytona Beach

They plan to race these machines March 17 and 18, 2017 on the banked 1/2 mile oval at the New Smyrna Speedway fifteen minutes south of Daytona Beach.

Slim profile of a boardtrack racer of the teens

Typical of a boardtrack racer of the teens and early 1920s, the machines were stripped down of everything not absolutely needed. No brakes, no transmission, no clutch and total oil lubrication system. There is virtually no suspension with a rigid rear section and less than an inch of travel in the forks. Note the drop bar style handebars to allow the riders to get low against the wind. Skinny wheels and tires and no controls other than a throttle, hand pump oil override, and magneto kill switch.

F head Harley engine with magneto ignition mounted in a new reproduction keystone frame.

American Iron Magazine is a big supporter of this event. In addition to featuring Rick Petko’s Indian motorcycle racer in the current issue and Buzz Kanter’s Harley motorcycle racer next month. ¬†Also Buzz will be competing on Team American Iron Magazine by racing his bike in this year’s event.

You can pre-purchase your tickets at Sons of Speed Tickets. You can subscribe to American Iron Magazine (in print or digital delivery) and help support Team American Iron efforts at Subscribe.

Watch for full coverage of the races in upcoming issues of American Iron Magazine.

Filed under Classic Harley History, Classic Indian Motorcycle History, Competition Motorcycles, Events, News by Buzz_Kanter

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