Harley Racer

February 17, 2017

VIDEO: 1951 Harley WRTT Classic Motorcycle Racer

Odds are you have never seen a factory Harley WRTT as nice as this outside a museum if ever at all.

Buzz Kanter from American Iron Magazine interviews Harley factory racebike guru Leo Hulnick about this great old 45 cubic inch flathead AMA Class C road-racer. How much did you know and these fast and rare machines?

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Filed under Classic Harley History, Competition Motorcycles by Buzz_Kanter

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January 14, 2014

Harold Seamans – Harley-Davidson Hillclimb Racer

Originally posted on Riding Vintage.

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Syracuse Class B hill climb

In the 1920’s and 1930’s, the sport of motorcycle hill climbing was at it’s peak across America.  The sport was so popular that many movie theaters showed clips from recent hill climbing events as part of the preview reel before the start of the movie.  The rules were simple, whoever got the farthest up the slope was the winner, but the racing was dangerous.  At such steep grades, the motorcycles could easily roll backwards on top of their riders.  Harley-Davidson, Indian and Excelsior all fielded factory racers to compete for the coveted victories hoping that they would result in higher sales. More on Harold Seamans – Harley-Davidson Hillclimb Racer

Filed under Competition Motorcycles, Panhead Jim's Blog by PanheadJim

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January 24, 2012

1951 Peoria National Motorcycle Races

Here’s a video sponsored by Firestone Tires of the 1951 Peoria National Motorcycle Races.  Really interesting because it’s in color and you can see all the vintage motorcycles when brand new. The club members as well are really dressed to the nine’s with all the clothing accessories of the day.

Filed under Classic Harley History, Mr. Big's Blog by Mr. Big

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