Boardtrackers

Tom

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Boardtrackers
« on: December 10, 2013, 08:06:31 PM »
1915 Indian - this is really cool

Stovebolt

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 08:27:53 PM »
All I can say is ....PHARQUE ME!!!!!
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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 08:28:40 PM »
I really need a board track motorcycle...
   they're pointless really to own anymore.... but...... wow......

retro54

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 08:29:12 PM »
Not pointless.... just need to build a board track!  These bikes are just sooooo cool.

retro54

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 08:32:15 PM »
ok, you guys got me looking... I am sure you've probably seen this video... but it's cool none the less... now I want to build a board track!


chrischabre

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 08:32:48 PM »
that is so insane....Pure mechanicalness....yes, its a word

Tom

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 02:07:52 PM »
A classic image

29bowtie

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 05:20:15 PM »
 ;)
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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 05:33:55 PM »
 ;)
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29bowtie

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 05:34:33 PM »
Flying Merkel
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29bowtie

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 05:47:46 PM »
 ;)
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29bowtie

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 06:11:06 PM »
Toronto - dirt, not wood, but the same motorcycles with different tires
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29bowtie

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 06:11:39 PM »
more dirt action
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Dean Lowe

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2014, 01:35:16 AM »
That last one is pre war speedway action. What a beautiful shot.
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DavyJ

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2014, 07:36:44 PM »
There are an amazing amount of pictures in the Toronto Archives............I sat in those same grandstands in the 60's and watched the "Thrill drivers"
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Tom

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2014, 09:06:30 AM »
Back to the boardtrackers.  I found this cool video on YouTube recently.

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2017, 03:21:38 PM »
This artful shot was taken at the Polo Grounds in New York in 1948. A group of visionaries had built a portable indoor board track for Midgets. A disappointment in New York, it would subsequently be dismantled and moved to San Jose, CA. Unfortunately, it drew no bigger crowds out west and it sallied forth no further. (RA Silvia Collection)
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jaded iconoclast

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2017, 06:36:21 PM »
I really need a board track motorcycle...
   they're pointless really to own anymore.... but...... wow......
And I'm pretty sure that you cant own one unless you have the handlebar moustache...pretty sure that's in the rules somewhere. ;D

jaded iconoclast

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2017, 07:13:33 PM »
It wasn't just motorcycles. 1919 Duesenberg team at Beverly Hills. Man, I wish I could have seen this. Look at the splinters on the track surface!

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Re: Boardtrackers
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2017, 12:49:22 AM »
Leon Duray, standout Roaring Twenties-era racer, checking the condition of the boards at Charlotte Speedway.Photo from  AUTO RACING IN CHARLOTTE AND THE CAROLINA PIEDMONT,
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