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November 30, 2017

Greenwich Concours 2018 Features Classic Motorcycles & Racers

The Greenwich Concours, a high profile car and motorcycle show in Greenwich, CT is increasing their focus on motorcycles for 2018. And they are looking for a few more great motorcycles to showcase – street and competition. The focus Saturday, June 2, 2018 is American machines. The focus Sunday, June 3, 2018 is foreign machines.

1938 Indian Four Motorcycle

The Greenwich Concours is pleased to partner with motorcycle racer and American Iron Magazine publisher Buzz Kanter to present A Century of Competition Motorcycles showcasing race-bikes of various styles from the early 1900s to present. “I’ve heard motorcycle racing started when the first motorcycle rider came across another on the road. And it’s been full throttle ever since.” Buzz Kanter claims. “This display honors the brave two-wheel competitors of the last century. We are thrilled to share a hundred years of race bikes at this year’s Greenwich Concours.”

1916 Excelsior boardtrack racer

If you have a concours quality or interesting competition motorcycle (from 1900 to present), please click ENTRY for an application.

 

Filed under Competition Motorcycles, Events, News, Random Ideas by Buzz_Kanter

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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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