February 17, 2017
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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January 14, 2014
Originally posted on Riding Vintage.
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
January 24, 2012
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.